Please see letter in the letters section below regarding the above
Shortly after half term we will be writing to you to find out if you would like your child to attend the Isle of Wight residential next year.
Have a look at what our Year 5's got up to this year!
A massive thank you to the amazing teachers and staff for creating such a magical weekend trip for year 5. Our son, is full of laughter filled stories of adventure, challenges and friendships. Exhausted and hungry and seemingly years older!’ Year 5 parent
It is an expectation that you read every night and record what you have read in your reading record.
Our recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in each year group. We have taken the time to carefully choose books that will hopefully capture your children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
It is not compulsory to read these books however a bronze certificate will be awarded to a pupil when they read 5 books from the list, a silver award will be awarded when they read 10 and a gold award will be awarded for having read 15. After reading a book, children should complete a short reading response activity in their reading records.
Reading response activity options:
-Create an alternative blurb to persuade somebody else to read the book.
-Write a character description of your favourite character.
-Write a paragraph of the story from another character's viewpoint.
-Write an alternative ending to the story.
-Create a timeline to order all of the main events in the story.
-Design your own quiz (with answers) to test somebody else's comprehension of the story.
Remember to be practising your times tables for your weekly Times Table Challenge. Times Table Challenge practise sheets can be found on the Mathematics page of the website.
In maths, the children will be doing a variety of problem solving activities to revise skills taught throughout the whole year, in preparation for next week's assessments.
In English, we will be continuing to read Charlotte's Web. Next week, the children will be beginning to write their first drafts, combining everything they have learnt so far.