Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a fun but relaxing time over the past couple of weeks and are ready to start the Summer term!

This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new Geography/Science topic called ‘Full of Beans’.

In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge about the Victorians as we study the text ‘Street Child’ in English, and we are thoroughly looking forward to our trip to ‘Blists Hill’ too! We aim to send out another homework project on this theme where the children will be able to research valuable information via the internet and other educational material.

Children will continue to receive homework in their purple workbooks on a half termly basis, and, as always, will be expected to read at home daily and continue to comment on books they have read. A comment in your child’s reading diary is always welcomed and communication between yourselves and your child’s teacher is always helpful. Children will also continue to receive two sets of spellings weekly.
The Reading Eggs programme will continue (so too a weekly comprehension task set!) but this is in addition to reading books they are expected to read at home on a regular basis.
The maths online programmes ‘My Maths’ and ‘TT Rockstar’ will be continuing to help consolidate work your child has been doing in class.

Your child will also be continuing to do P.E on each Wednesday, so we advise children to keep their kit in school for the week please. Swimming will continue this term each Thursday afternoon too.

We are also busy planning our parents consultation evenings, where there will be opportunities for you to view your child’s work across the year - more details are to follow soon.

As always, we appreciate your continuing support.

The Year 5 Team.