Welcome to Year 5
This half term, our topic is called Alchemy Island. This unit brings a fantasy adventure to our English work. It begins with a riddle for the children to solve and then leads into travelling through a 'portal' to an ancient citadel, where we can explore one of 4 kingdoms. The children learn how to use 6 figure grid references and design their own maps.
We will explore the life of an alchemist - the ancient art of turning base metals into Gold!! This will involve designing our own science outfits and creating potions in class.
Homework - this is really important if children are going to reach their potential.
Maths is given out every Monday and expected back in class to mark together on Thursday. It should not be a 'chore' on a Wednesday evening - so encourage your child to map in time during the week to get it completed. Booster classes are always available for homework help - just ask and bring your homework book so notes can be put in there for help later.
English is given out on Tuesday and expected back in on Friday morning. This will usually be linked to Grammar and Punctuation exercises. It is important that sentence writing is done carefully, with special regard to handwriting and spellings - please sign all homework.
Reading Books - reading is vital if children are going to achieve in the outside world. For this reason a great deal of time and effort is placed on Reading in school. Encourage the children to read at home regularly, to bring their books back in on time and to enjoy reading a range of materials from novels, comics, newspapers and fictional texts.