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 new term with a bang. This term is busy – as always – and starts with an exciting new history topic on Crime and Punishment. In addition to this, we look forward to building on our knowledge of South America as we explore the human impact on rainforests and other physical features. Unfortunately, Mr Grayson wouldn’t sanction a visit to South America but the children will be able to research valuable information via the internet and other educational material.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the summer term curriculum overview.
Children will continue to receive homework and, as always, will be expected to read at home and produce a journal on books they have read. However, we would like to remind you that children may produce journals on their own personal books from home as well as their school books. Furthermore, they may like to vary the content or layout of their journals. A comment in your child’s reading profile 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: one from their phonics teacher and one from their class teacher.
Class 18 will now go swimming this term and will have begun their lessons today, Monday 29th April. The day on which your child has P.E may now be different so we advise children to keep their kit in school. PE will take place on a Monday and Friday for Class 18 and Monday and Wednesday for Classes 16 & 17.
Year 5 have also been given the opportunity this term to take part in a CREST Science award through NEWA academy, to take place every week. A letter will be sent with further information, closer to the time. We are also busy planning our summer term trip to Woodlands Activity Centre: more details to follow soon.
A polite reminder that the gate to the playground will continue to be opened at 8.45am and closed at 8.55am. Late children will need to report to the main office.
As always, we appreciate your support.
The Year 5 Team.
October 23rd 2018
Year 5 had a fantastic time at Moseley Old Hall recently. They joined in re-enacting King Charles II infamous escape to Moseley Old Hall and took part in writing secret messages using quills! They even had the opportunity to see priest hole, where Charles had to hide from the Roundheads! Year 5 were an absolute pleasure to take on the trip and, as always, were excellent representatives of our school. They answered questions, listened well and showed 'Outstanding' behaviour throughout. We are very proud of you all.
Photos from 2017/2018
Year 5 had a visit from a Police Community Support Officer. She talked to the children about safety and making the right choices. She also helped the children develop an awareness of legal consequences for 10 year olds.
Year 5 have been visiting Aldersley High School as part of our transition programme. They have been cooking - making cookies and pizza and bread. They will also be having French lessons.