Welcome to Year 5
This half term, our topic is called Peasants, Pestilence and Princes. We will explore the Great Plague in the 1300's, its causes and the 'silly' remedies people thought could cure them. We will research micro organisms as a link to the topic and study the work of famous scientists who pioneered medicines and cures.
In English we are going to study Legends - those fantastic stories such as King Arthur and Beowulf...and even possibly find out about the Loch Ness Monster!!! Remember the more you get involved with your child's learning the more they learn - so why not learn alongside them.
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.