Welcome to Apollo Class!
Welcome to year 5. This term our PE day will be every Thursday morning and also alternating Tuesday/Wednesdays. On these days, please ensure that:
Maths homework will be given out on Fridays and due in the following Thursday. The spellings will also be given on the Friday and be tested on the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.
Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.
We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!
Photos, news and pieces of work will also be added regularly to this page so make sure to watch this space.
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Our learning experience this half term is called Bridge that Gap
Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information
To start their experience off this term, the children will be experiencing all things magical with their hook day – a trip to Harry Potter Studios. This will tie in with their English work leading onto portal stories. The children will also be looking at famous and historical bridges from around the world, looking at how they are made to inform them of the skills to construct their own.
The children will be going on a trip to the Harry Potter Studios to be inspired with their English writing. They will be collecting adjectives, adverbs and interesting phrases as well as information on their tour to be used back in school when creating a setting description, suspense story and instructions.
Outcome: Having learnt about types of bridges and how they are planned and constructed, the children will design and build their own bridges to meet a given design brief. Parents are invited on for a class sharing assembly.
Take home task:
Choose from one, or even more of the following: Otherwise, choose something of your own – get creative!
Hand in date: Monday 16th December 2019
How you can support your child at home:
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