READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS
Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers. This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.
Welcome to Asteroid Class!
The adults that work in Asteroid Class are Miss Clark and Miss Chapman.
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:
- Children have all of the correct kit in school.
- Long hair is tied back.
- (If possible) bring both trainers and daps so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE.
- Earrings are removed or taped over.
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.
Thanks for visiting.
Our learning experience this half term is called Animal Magic
Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information
The children will have a hook day where they will take part in activities that allow them to understand about conservation issues and about a range of different animals and where they live. They will find out about the variety of animals found in different habitats whilst discovering how each animal adapts in order to survive. The children will be looking at stories from different cultures and writing one of their own. They will explore the positive and negative feelings associated with zoos before writing a balanced argument that will demonstrate
their new knowledge and personal opinions.
Children will be taking part in a hook day of a variety of activities where they will be learning about conservation issues and building their knowledge about the range of different animals and their habitats.
Having investigated the arguments for and against zoos, the children will take part in a debate which will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and opinions.
Take home task:
You might like to complete one or hopefully more of the following:
- Draw or paint an animal of your choice
- Information related to habitats
- Painting or collage of a habitat.
- Well-presented information about animal – leaflet, poster (annotated), fact file (illustrated)
- Model of animal in its habitat - 3D
- Creative description of an animal of your choice
- Acrostic poem related to an animal
- Or make up your own Take Home Task!
Hand in date: 7th February 2020
How you can support your child at home:
- Take the opportunity to talk about animals and their habitats
- If possible, watch some TV programmes (CBBC, BBC) or use the internet (BBC wildlife) to find out about animals
- Learn tables facts up to 12 x 12
- Ensure that your child reads at least 5 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
- Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
- Ensure your child completes their weekly maths homework.
On our Hook Day for Animal Magic we completed sketches of different characteristics of an animal before creating a picture of half an animal that was printed and we drew the other half with a media of our choice.
In Year 5 at the end of our Bridge That Gap Learning Experience we learnt about gears, pulleys and levers in Science. One member of our class was able to create some of their own using knex.
Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:
- rehearse multiplication tables
- division facts
- square numbers
- factors and prime numbers