Year 5 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5!
Teacher: Mr Ramsey Teaching Assistants: Mrs Groarke & Miss Neal
Below is a brief overview of the exciting creative themes we will be investigating this year. There are also a few ‘housekeeping’ reminders.
In autumn we will be investigating ‘Who got what in the struggle for England’. This history topic will allow the children to investigate the period in British history around 500AD to 1066AD – The period when the Roman’s left Britain right up to The Battle of Hastings.
In spring our focus changes to the Elizabethan period where we look at ‘How does Bramall Hall help use to understand what life was like in Shakespeare’s time’ – our Shakespeare project also kicks-off and the children will be doing drama based around one of his plays.
In summer we look at the geography of North America and compare it to Stockport. In science we investigate The Solar system and embark upon a trip to Jodrell Banks to investigate the stars!
Spellings and Homework
Each week we will have a focus on specific spelling sounds and these will be sent home so children can practise them ready for a test on each Friday, please encourage your child to work on their spellings regularly – 10 mins each day is much more effective than 40 to 60 mins on 1 day.
Reading and Times Tables
There has been a significant amount of research that highlights the benefits of children reading every day; not only does it improve their reading but it has a significant positive impact on their ability to write a range of different genres. Please encourage your child to read something every day. By the end of year 4 all children should know their Times Tables fact up to 12 x 12, please help them practise and learn them so they are confident – this has a huge impact on their maths.
In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to bring in a snack to school to eat at break time. Please ensure that this is a piece of fruit/vegetable. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school each day and put their name on it. We encourage them to take their bottles home each afternoon so they can be washed.
Please use Class Dojo to contact Year 5 and look out for class messages and photos.
I look forward to working closely with you this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.
Kind regards, Mr Ramsey
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