Spring Term Newsletter - January 2021!
Happy New Year to everyone – I trust you have all enjoyed the festivities and most importantly, spending time with family. Let’s hope this year is kinder to us all.
Staffing structure for this term:
Monday & Tuesday – Mrs Leslie
Wednesday - Mr Lloyd
Thursday am & Friday am – Mrs Leslie
Thursday pm - Mr Lloyd
Friday pm – Mr Dawson (PE)
PE will be carried out by our PE Coach - Mr Dawson on a Friday afternoon. All children must arrive in their PE kit on a Friday. Please ensure they’re dressed for outdoor weather with trainers. This is to limit children moving around the school to get changed and ensures their kit is taken home and washed.
Homework will be set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in or completed online by the following Friday. It will consist of a Maths and English task – either to consolidate learning in class; target work to plug gaps in learning or to extend learning further. Please note, our class text is a novel and there is a substantial amount of reading to get through. I will set reading throughout the week and will always provide a time scale of when it must be completed. It is imperative that the reading is finished otherwise it will impact on their classwork – as I set tasks in relation to their understanding of the text. Some children last year bought their own copy of The midnight Fox (Betsy Byars) and this was helpful with their reading and enabled them to refer to the text in the lesson. This is certainly not a necessity but something to consider.
All homework and reading will be displayed on the Year 5 Homework page. Anyone who would like a paper copy of the homework and/or reading please let me know.
Spring Term Class Targets:
- Spellings – although many children are performing well in their spelling tests, many are still making careless errors in their writing. This term I will timetable in some time on the iPads so we can access Spelling Shed.
- To use embedded relative clauses in our writing using commas/dashes for parenthesis.
- Combine skills in maths to apply to problem solving multi-step problems.
- To read daily and have a secure knowledge of the text they’re reading, making comparisons within and between books.
Any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for you continued support. Mrs E Leslie