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Welcome to Fox Class

 

Autumn term 2021

 

I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer holiday!

 

On this page you can find all important information about our Year 5 curriculum, PE, homework, and other useful links.

 

Please note that Year 5 should arrive at school at 8:50, and will leave school at 3:10.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk

World War Two

 

This term we will be learning all about World War Two. We will begin by exploring exactly why WW2 started, and using geography skills to locate the countries that were involved in an atlas and on a map. Our artwork will consider the artist L.S. Lowry; we will study his work and create our own sketches with his 'matchstick people'. We will also use paint to depict the Blitz, thinking carefully about foregrounds and backgrounds. Our English writing will be based around WW2, specifically D-Day, and what it would have been like to be a soldier on the beaches of Normandy. 

PE

Our PE days during the summer term are Tuesday and Friday. Sessions may be inside or outside, so please ensure that your child is wearing something suitable for all weather conditions.

 

Tuesday - Gymnastics

Friday - Tag Rugby

 

As part of the new COVID regulations, your child is required to arrive at school dressed in their PE kit. They will wear their PE kit all day.

 

As children will be wearing PE kits all day, these will need to be warm clothes during the winter months. Your child can come in any suitable tracksuit bottoms, preferably in a dark colour, and can bring in sports jumpers or tops to keep them warm.

Year 5 Homework Expectations

In Year 5, homework will be handed out on a Friday, and is expected to be completed and returned by the following Thursday. If homework, is not completed and returned by Thursday, children will complete their homework on Friday during their playtime.

All login details can be found in homework folders and in the front of reading diaries.

Children must:

  • Read 3 times a week. This must be recorded, dated and signed in reading diaries, which should be handed in to the class teacher each morning. If children read 5 times in a week, they will be awarded with 5 house points J
  • Complete English and maths tasks set on Mirodo.
  • Practise weekly spellings. Children can do this in any of the following ways:
  1. On spellingframe.co.uk
  2. Using the look, cover, write, check sheet in homework folders, which will be updated weekly.
  3. Using the spelling strategies found in homework folders.

Children should:

Regularly practise times tables. This can be done using any online games, such as Times Tables Rock Stars, or using verbal strategies, such as chanting.

Children could:

Choose a Nando’s challenge to complete – these can be found in homework folders, and in the link above, and can be lots of fun to complete together at home J

 

Thank you for your support!

Dr Browning

 

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Useful links

Please find below some additional useful links.

 

Fox Class Home Learning

Below is a suggested daily timetable for home learning. It doesn't matter if you want to do things in a different order, but this is the learning that you are expected to do each day. You could create your own timetable if you want to!

 

Beneath the timetable, you can find details on our zoom sessions, and also tabs to your online learning.

 

If you have any questions, or would like to email me any of your fantastic work, you can contact me at year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk.

 

Have a fantastic half-term!

Dr Browning smiley

 

Suggested Daily Timetable

 

Zoom meetings

After half-term, we will continue to have three zoom meetings a week, although the Wednesday meetings are changing slightly. The zoom codes stay the same for all meetings.

The three zoom meetings are:

- Monday - whole class - 10am

- Wednesday - groups of 10. Group 1 = 10am, Group 2 = 10:20am, Group 3 = 10:40am.

- Friday - whole class - 10am

 

Fiction Express

 

Fiction Express is a great tool for encouraging children to read at home. 

It has a variety of online books that can be used alongside books from school and home.

 

If your child would like to explore this online reading option, please email me on year5@maltese.essex.sch.uk and I will send your child's login details through. 

 

Thank you!

 

https://en.fictionexpress.com/

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