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Autumn Term 2020

 

I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer break, and that you are looking forward to returning to school and beginning Year 5!

 

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

 

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 during our topic lessons. We will explore why World War Two began and which countries were involved. We will explore different key events during World War Two, and will consider the experiences of evacuees and soldiers. To find out more about the work that we will be doing and the content that we will be learning, please see our curriculum map and knowledge organiser for this term, below.

PE

PE will begin on Tuesday 8th September.

 

Our PE days during the Autumn term are Tuesday and Friday. Both of these sessions will be held outside.

Tuesday - Athletics

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.

Homework

 

Must:

Our ‘must’ homework will be set on a Friday and is expected back in the following Thursday. This includes:

  • Spellings to be practised for a spelling assessment on Thursdays.
  • MyMaths homework, to be completed online
  • A short English task, to be completed on paper

 

Should:

  • Children are expected to read 5 days a week at home. This can be alone or with an adult, but we encourage sharing books at home! This should be recorded in children’s reading diaries.
  • Children are expected to practise times tables regularly. Being quick at recalling times tables is very helpful in maths lessons, and supports lots of other maths learning that we do in school. Children can practise with others or practise online using Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Could:

  • Children might also like to complete one or more of the Nandos challenges! These are not compulsory, but are fun activities which relate to our topic, and can be done with parents at home. Nando's homework can be found in your child's homework folder, and is also attached below.
     

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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