Teacher: Ms Magee and Mrs Lavelle
LSAs: Miss MacDonald and Mrs Stephenson
Welcome to Summer 2
Our topic this term is all about The Tudors. We will be travelling back in time to the 1500’s and meeting the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. we will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour – and even swifter falling of heads!
This half term we will be looking at Shape, Space and Measure which will include position and movement, measurements, area and perimeter and volume. Please remind your children to practise their times tables during the half term holidays including their dividing facts. Practicing times tables up to 12 x 12 at home will be very helpful for your child.
In Summer 2, we will be reading various texts again through our guided reading sessions. We will also be practising writing using different genres and for different audiences. Watch this space!
Reading at Home:
Thank you for all your support with reading at home. Even more children have been reading at least 3 times a week at home. In each newsletter we stress how important reading at home is, it can help your child in every part of their school life. Just as a reminder your child can read independently or with a family member. It is important that that your child reads the reading book provided by school as this has the right level of challenge to help them progress, but any reading is good reading so please encourage your child to read for enjoyment too.
Whatever your child has read, we ask that you please add it to their reading record so that the year 5 team can track progress. We enjoy reading comments from home too so please feel free to let us know how your child is doing with their reading. Your child can add the pages they have read to the reading record themselves but it must still be signed by an adult at home. Please spend a few moments asking your child about the book they have read as retelling or summarising really does help improve your child’s understanding.
Your child’s PE lessons will be on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that they bring their PE kit on these days. A letter will be sent home if your child does not have the correct PE kit.
Children will be given their homework at the start of each term which will link to our topic work. Children will have the full half term to work on at least 3 tasks. Children can bring their homework in at various points before the end deadline. Children’s work will be celebrated in class and in our homework celebration assembly.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day.