Termly Letter

Summer Term 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

                                      Welcome to your last term! We hope you all had an enjoyable break and are suitably rested. As before, in our letter we will outline the main topics being covered this term.

English: We are going to become journalists, writing newspaper reports focusing on the use of direct and indirect speech with Ms Grove. Mrs Goddard is writing fantasy stories focusing on adverbials and varying the position of subordinating conjunctions within a sentence. The quality of the children’s writing has really improved over the course of the year – Well done Year 5 and keep up the good work!

Maths:  We will continue following the White Rose scheme which this term focuses on multiplication skills and geometry. Please continue keep helping your child to learn their times tables if they have not completed their times tables challenge- it will greatly help your child next year. Just to remind you ‘squeeble’ is a great resource that will work on any tablet or PC 

This term in History Mrs Goddard will be studying the Vikings. Ms Grove will be looking at Living things in Science and line forms in Art and Design. In PE the children will do outdoor skills on a Wednesday afternoon with Zoe and team games with Ms Grove. In ICT Mrs Keeling will develop the children’s research skills before returning to programming. In P.S.H.E. we will be looking at friendship.

Topic homework this term is slightly different in that the children are working towards their talk which will be in the last week of May. Spellings will continue to be given on a Friday with sentences to be completed for the following Thursday. Maths work will be given via ‘MyMaths.’

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if you would like to help out in any way.

With best wishes

Karen Grove       Samantha Goddard