Class Teacher: Miss. McCabe
Teaching Assistants: Miss Talbot & Miss Bow
On behalf of Year 5, we would like to welcome you to our page on the school website, and we hope you are looking forward to the Summer Term as much as we are.
To support children with their learning we will build on the following approaches:
Concrete–children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.
Pictorial–alongside this children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.
Abstract–both concrete and pictorial representations should support children’s understanding of abstract methods.
We are studying a range of texts and writing genres specifically related to our project. These include: The Corn Grows Ripe, Middleworld, Rain Player, Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and books from The History Detective Investigates series.
We are using these texts, along with other fiction and non-fiction texts to develop our skills in writing and reading. We will be focusing on Adventure Stories, Information texts and Newspaper reports.
Please read with your child regularly, they are receiving special class rewards and House Points for reading regularly at home. You must sign in your child's Reading Record for them to receive the awards. Reading at home supports greatly with comprehension skills and will support with assessments at the end of the half term and through out the year.
Advice for reading -Talk about the text with your child. What do they think will happen next? Which characters do they like or dislike? Look at language and description and how punctuation is used.
Your child will be given their weekly spelling list every Friday and the test will take place the following week. Please ensure your child is learning their list, we would like to see spelling scores increase this half term. The lists given will feed into final assessments at the end of year and are very important.
We are focusing on developing our team skills this term. P.E lessons are on a Thursday afternoon.