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YEAR 5

Mrs Clifford

assisted by Sophie

USEFUL NOTICES

  • Reading records and reading books must be in school every day. 

  • Bring a water bottle to school each day too as we are not able to offer water from the fountains at the moment.

  • PE days are on Wednesday and Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit on both days. 

  • For those in the choir, this will be held during the school day each Thursday.

  • Our library session is on a Friday so please have your library book in school to renew or change. 

READING

We are reading The Race to Space, which links with our science topic of Earth and Space. We are really enjoying learning more about the neck-to-neck space race between the Soviet Union and the US whilst developing our reading skills. 

HOMEWORK

Homework is set on Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday. Click here for information on what homework is set each week and how we are using Google Classroom.

ENGLISH

We follow a book-based approach to the teaching of writing and have started the term with Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman. During this unit, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills will be taught and then applied within a non-chronological report, a formal persuasive letter, an informal letter, a diary entry, character descriptions and a newspaper report.

SCIENCE

Our first science topic is Earth and Space. We will begin looking at evidence for why the earth and planets are approximately spherical and will also cover the movement of Earth and other planets in relation to the sun, and the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night. 

 

Have you read these books yet?

MATHS

Please support your children to keep their times tables knowledge running smoothly!  We rely more and more on quick recall of mental maths facts to underpin our learning. Time spent practising on Times Tables Rock Stars is encouraged to develop quick recall.

 

Please find the Maths Methods Handbook here. 

BURNET NEWS CLUB

 Who’s excited for the first issue of BNC? 

This half-term’s issue follows the lead up to the American election. We will explore where the power lies in the American election: who can become president, who can vote and whether some people’s vote is more powerful that others’.

Make sure you get involved with the online conversations on the hub. 

https://burnetnewsclub.com 

WRITING

Boutcher Church of England Primary School | 93 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BW | 020 7237 2149