Class 5

Welcome to Class 5!

Wow, can you believe that we have reached the summer term already? Where has the time gone? We would just like to take this opportunity to praise our children for their hard work and efforts over the spring term – we are both incredibly proud of how resilient, keen, and enthusiastic our children are. This term, Mrs Harrison will continue to teach on a Monday, Tuesday and first lesson on a Wednesday, with Mrs Cadman teaching the rest of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We are also extremely lucky to be supported by Miss Harrison and Mrs Barlow throughout the week. We are looking forward to continuing our learning this term and producing more wonderful work that we can be proud of. 

What will we be learning?

Maths - This term, we will be spending plenty of time revising and revisiting key learning. Year 6’s will continue preparing for their impending SATs before applying their skills to a number of maths projects , whilst the Year 5’s will gain a greater understanding of prior learning and develop their mastery of maths.
English - Our reading for the first half term will be based around the book The Explorer by Katherine Rundell which links with our topic for this term. During our writing lessons, we will be building upon and learning new skills to apply to a variety of fiction and non-fiction writing formats.
Science – Over the Summer Term, our attention in Science will turn to looking at Living Things and Their Habitats. We will be looking at the life cycles of humans, plants and animals and we will hopefully be spending plenty of time outside in our wildlife garden getting hands on with our learning.
Topic – During our Topic lessons we will be looking at climate zones and biomes before turning our attention to local geography. We are super excited and looking forward to carrying out some fieldwork in our local area and finding out more about where we live.

Please  keep your eyes peeled on our class page on the school website to see what we get up to in all of our subjects.

Important info ... 

Book Bags: Book bags should be brought to school daily with your homework diary, reading book and water bottles in.

Spellings: Spellings will be sent home every week and will continue to be tested on a Friday. The children will have some class spellings and some individual spellings to learn. Spelling test books will go home on Friday for parents to check how their children did, but do need returning to School the following Monday. 

Reading Books: Class 5 will continue to use the Accelerated Reading Scheme. Children will now chose a reading book from the Accelerated Reading Scheme that they are to read at home and in school. Please can we ensure this book is in school every day. We will continue to encourage independent reading at home and effort stars and house points will be given to those children who are choosing to read at home. As well as this, we will also be asking children to keep a log of their Accelerated Reader scores (this marks their level of understanding from the school reading book they have read). At the end of each half term, there will be a chance to win a brand-new book for those who have consistently achieved their potential. 

Brain Builders: A Brain Builder homework menu will be sent out at the start of every half term and will detail a range of activities that the children can complete in their Brain Builder book. After a recent vote, children in Class 5 requested that they bring their homework back to school every Friday, rather than the end of a half term, in order to prepare themselves for Secondary School; they have shown great responsibility in making this decision and it has been brilliant to see so many regular pieces of homework come in to school.

PE:   This term, PE will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Children should continue to come to school in their PE kits ready for their lessons. Please could we make sure that all children have the following for PE:

Plain white t-shirt, Plain dark coloured joggers or shorts, Plain dark coloured jumper (not school jumper), Trainers and/or pumps.

Water Bottle/Snack: Please ensure that all children have a water bottle everyday for school which will be also be returned home daily. Children are also encouraged to bring a healthy snack with them to enjoy at morning break.

If you have any questions or concerns, at any point, please do not hesitate to find us before or after school.

The Class 5 Team

Email: class5@bentham.n-yorks.sch.uk

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