I hope that you have had a lovely summer and that you are looking forward to getting started on all of the new learning that we will be doing this year. I am excited about working with my new class and getting to know each and every one of them.
As we enter the upper juniors, we have the chance to really investigate some wonderful topic areas. This term we will start with a geography topic titled 'Changes in our local environment', that will afford us the chance to really understand our local environment and how changes to it can affect the community that live here. After that, we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons which was a time of great change within Great Britain.
In literacy we will work from two texts - Anglo-Saxon Boy by Tony Bradman and Clockwork by Phillip Pullman. Both, beautifully descriptive books, are filled with excitement and mystery.
Please ensure that children come to school on Friday, ready for P.E. You can find details about appropriate uniform on our school website.
Home work will be set each week for maths, timetables and spellings. Each child has been provided with a sheet to take home that has their passwords for each website. If you have problems accessing them, please get in contact.
We also ask that children read one of their school books regularly at home, either independently or with someone else. You can record these sessions in the reading journals that have also been provided.
If your child uses Lexia or Nessy they will also be able to access these outside of school to ensure that they have the appropriate time to practise them.
If you have any queries, you can contact me via the school office.
Mr Kealoha (Year 5 class teacher).