What a great start to Year 5!
We have been super busy the last couple of days, settling in to life in the Year 5/6 block. We have started learning about our class characters and why they are inspirational people. We have also been learning about place value in maths and we have started our first topic on Coasts, looking at the Water Cycle.
It has been brilliant to see everybody working hard and trying their best - I have been particularly impressed with the excellent presentation in books, shown by the children & their enthusiasm towards their Art work on creating a Coastal scene using watercolours. Pictures to come soon - watch this space!
Please remember to bring your P.E kits in if you haven't done so already. On Tuesday, we have a squash roadshow and lessons with the P.E coaches also start next week.
Spellings will start next week and the children will be bringing home a termly list of spellings which we will be testing each week.
Please remember to come and see us next Tuesday afternoon at the meet the teacher sessions, where we will update you on the year ahead. If you can't attend, you will find the presentations on the Year 5/6 section of the website, along with our class timetables and the homework for this term.
Miss Clarke & the Year 5 Team
The swimming pool has been fixed and so swimming lessons can commence next week. 4S will be swimming last lesson on a Friday, so please make sure your child has an appropriate swimming costume (no bikinis or Bermuda style shorts), a swimming hat and a towel! Please can you make sure all of their equipment is named. There is an expectation that if your child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to swim. There are obviously exceptions, so if you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
As we are now in the Summer Term, new topic homework has been produced which links to the learning that the children will be undertaking this term. Although you should have all received notification of this via Parent Mail, I have uploaded a copy of the homework to the Year 4 page of the website and I have also attached a picture of it below. The expectation is that every child should compete at least one task each half term, but if you could encourage your child to complete more, that would be great! As always, if you have any queries or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Yesterday in school, we were lucky to receive a visit from Pat Popat, a local dentist, who shared his knowledge of teeth with the children. This linked to our Science topic 'Teeth and the digestive system' that we were studying last half term. He was most knowledgeable and the children learnt lots of interesting facts about how to keep their teeth healthy. We also had the pleasure of seeing 'The Singing Dentist'!
We had a very successful rain forest exhibition in the secret garden on Wednesday. The rain stayed away and lots of visitors came! The animals looked fantastic and showed off the children's work brilliantly. Well done 4S!
A quick reminder that on Wednesday after school, the children will be exhibiting the rainforest animals that they have made using recycled materials. Information signs have been made to support these exhibits and so you are able to complete an accompanying quiz should you wish to do so. Refreshments will also be provided for a small fee, which will go towards subsidising the Year 4 trip to Kentwell Hall later in the term.
We hope to see many of you there and that this time we won't have any rain!
It's hard to believe that we are in the final term of Year 4 - this year has flown past! This week you should be receiving an overview of the topics that the children will be learning this term, but I have also attached a copy below for your information. It continues to be a packed curriculum; we have introduced some new topics this term which should link better to other curriculum areas, as well as exploit the children's prior knowledge, so we hope the learning will be more purposeful and interesting for the children. You will also be receiving an updated homework schedule that links to the new topics that the children will be learning. I would be most grateful if you could encourage your children to look at this and complete the minimum requirement of 2 pieces, as the uptake in the Spring Term was disappointing.
I can't believe we've got through another term! The year is flying past so quickly. It was disappointing that we couldn't share the outcomes of our rainforest animals in the Secret Garden with you due to bad weather, but this will be re-arranged for the beginning of next term when we hope the weather will be much more reliable!
I hope you have a restful Easter.
Last Friday the children ran solidly for half an hour and the stamina of many of the children was most impressive. Milly managed to run 20 laps in that time... I felt tired just counting them! I'm sure they slept well that night.
Class 4S and the other year 4 classes would like to invite you to our special Rainforest Music Assembly which will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019. 10am - 10.30am in the North Hall.
Come along and enjoy listening to the songs we have been learning in, 4B's marvelous recorder playing, as well as hearing children read some of the fabulous descriptions of the rain forest that they have written during our Geography lessons.
A retiring collection will be made to help subsidise our planned trip in the summer term to Kentwell Hall.
Please come along and enjoy celebrating our achievements.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog 5 - Written by the Year 5 Team.