Welcome to Switzerland Class!
This is the place to find out everything about our class and what we have been up to in Year 5. Check here for our spellings and homework which is towards the bottom of the page.
We have a variety of different people working in our class including our teaching assistants Mrs Edwards and Mrs Read as well as a number of other adults. Mrs Norton will teach the children fortnightly on a Monday whilst I am on my planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time.
Conflict - Autumn Term
Welcome to your first Topic in Year 5, Conflict. This topic will last all the way through this term and is a great way of starting life in year 5. We'll look at how conflict has changed throughout history, some of the reasons it occurs and it will lead into an in depth study into World War 1. During this topic, we'll read Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse in our English lessons and hopefully watch the film at the end of the topic.
If when you ask your child what they've been doing at school and get the reply nothing much, check back here every couple of weeks to find out what they've been doing!
You are hopefully aware of Spelling Shed, our new program to help children with their spelling. The children will all have a login for Spelling Shed, which will be stuck into their diary. Our spelling tests will either be on the Year 5 Word list which is separated into words for Autumn, Spring and Summer or a different spelling rule.
Each week or every other week we will focus on a particular spelling rule, for example words that end in tial. The children will complete activities in class for these words and will also have that spelling rule set for them on Spelling Shed to practise at home or in school when time allows.
This will allow the children exposure to a greater number of words and help them with their general spelling in written work rather than just focusing on spelling words from the year 5 word list. The spellings will be posted here for the following Friday. They are below along with the date they are tested:
20.09.19 Words ending in ious
13.09.19 - Autumn Word List (See document below under Spelling heading)
The homework for each date is below. Homework is set on a Friday of each week and is expected to be completed by the following Friday. Children are able to use school laptops if they do not have access to the internet at home and are aware of the appropriate time to do that. If any documents go with the homework, they'll be in the homework documents section below the dates. Almost always, the homework set reinforces learning that has taken place in the classroom. Homework for the next term will be listed below.
Date the homework is set:
13.09.19 - MyMaths (their login won't have changed but I can give them a paper copy if they have forgotten) - Place Value
06.09.19 - Parent Wishes Homework - This homework is for the parents! If you didn't get chance to complete a parent wishes sheet at our Meet the Teacher event I would be grateful if you could complete one this coming week. It gives me a really valuable insight into your child and helps with getting to know them. The children have been given a copy but it can also be found in the homework documents section below.
3rd and 4th September - INSET DAYS
5th September - First day back
Thursday 24th October - Last day of the half term
Friday 25th October - INSET day