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 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!
- A carefully drawn illustration or painting of a bridge.
- A model of a bridge made from a material of your choice.
- Photographs you have taken of a range of bridges in your local area.
- Conduct some research all about bridges and present it to the class using ICT, or via a poster.
- A PowerPoint presentation about how bridges have changed over time.
- A narrative story set on or under a bridge.
- A bar chart or line graph, comparing heights or lengths of different bridges from around the world
Hand in date: Monday 16th December 2019
How you can support your child at home:
- Discuss the role and impact of bridges in the environment
- Talk to your child about what bridges you know from around the world that we can discuss in class – especially when designing our own!
- Learn times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and associated division facts.
- Ensure that your child reads at home daily and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. This will support their use of our ‘Accelerated Reader’ scheme.
- Help them to learn the spellings from the statutory year 5/6 word list.
- Support children in completing their Maths homework, encouraging independence where possible.
- Support children in learning their weekly spellings and writing a sentence for each word as part of their homework
Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:
- rehearse multiplication tables
- division facts
- square numbers
- factors and prime numbers