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In Year 5, children are set same homework each week. We encourage everyone to spend quality time reading, learning spellings and practising times tables. On Monday, children will be given their weekly spellings to learn and will be tested on these on Friday mornings. The weekly times tables test will also take place on Fridays. 

 

Spelling Support - http://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Times Tables Practise - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Times Tables Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com

Weekly News

 

w/c 12.10.20

 

We've reached the final week of the first half-term of the school year. The children have settled into life in Year 5 remarkably well we could not be more proud of them. As we near the end of our 'Space' topic, this week we will 'launch' rockets, that the children have designed, across the school field. If you live in the Skegby Road area, you might want to take cover on Wednesday afternoon!!

 

As you may have read on Friday's newsletter, Y5 have the option of a hot school dinner on Wednesday (14th). 

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (12th) and Thursday (15th); the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. There will be no times tables test this week; we will begin again after half-term. Some children will, when we return, begin to take the 'decimal special' test. 

 

Here's to another great week; please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries. If we don't hear from you beforehand, have a wonderful half-term break.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 05.10.20

We've enjoyed another great week. The children, quite literally, 'kicked off' our focus on Spain by taking part in a mini football tournament on Monday. Everyone got involved and it was played in a great spirit. On Tuesday, we ate paella and it went down well with most. In the classroom, we drafted our own chapters based on 'The Twits' as part of our English lessons, and in maths, we began our 'Digits Move' topic (÷ and x by 10, 100 & 1000).

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (5th) and Friday (9th); the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is MIXED (1x - 12x). Lots of children have been scoring top marks; they will move onto the 'Decimal Special' tests in the coming weeks.  

 

Here's to another great week; please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 28.09.20

 

The last three (and a bit!) weeks have flown by. Last week, we began to plan our own chapters/stories featuring Mr and Mrs Twit as part of our English lessons. In maths, we've focused on rounding whole numbers and we will continue in much the same vein this week as we round decimals.

 

On Tuesday (29th), we will mark the 'European Day of Languages' by focusing on Spain. We will learn a bit of 'the lingo', find out more about the country and we will also try paella. On Tuesday, your children can come to school dressed in red and/or yellow coloured clothes or anything Spanish-themed (football shirts, traditional Spanish clothes etc.). Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (28th) and Thursday (1st). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 11x and 12x. We have encouraged the children to spend a bit of time on Times Tables Rockstars if their times table recall is a little rusty. 

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 21.09.20

 

As ever, we had a busy week last week in Year 5. We drafted character descriptions for the awful duo, Mr & Mrs Twit. In maths, we focused on place value and ordering decimals. Our 'Earth & Beyond' topic continues and we learned lots more about space; if you haven't already done so, ask your child if they can give you a couple of 'fascinating facts' from last week's lessons.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 7x and 9x. We have encouraged the children to spend a bit of time on Times Tables Rockstars if their times table recall is a little rusty. 

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (21st) and Friday (25th). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days. Just a reminder that PE kit is a white t-shirt, black or grey shorts/joggers/leggings and a black jumper/hoodie or a green school jumper/cardigan.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 14.09.20

 

Last week was an incredibly productive one in the world of Year 5. Not only did we get stuck into our class novel, The Twits, we also launched our new, school-based topic, 'Earth and Beyond'.

 

The children had their first spelling and times tables test on Friday. The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 4x and 8x.

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (14th) and Thursday (17th). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 07.09.20

 

It was wonderful to see the children back in school on Thursday. We could not have been more impressed with the way in which they have quickly settled into life in Year 5.

 

Today (Mon 7th), the children will be given their first set of spellings to learn. In Year 5, children are given their five, weekly spellings to learn on Monday mornings; they will be then tested on these spellings on the Friday morning of the same week (11th). Children also have a weekly times tables test on Fridays. The focus for this week is the 3x and 6x times tables and associated division facts (e.g. 3 x 4 =   , 12 x 6 =    , 36 ÷ 3 =   )

 

We're still not in a position to give you a list of calendar dates for the year ahead. Understandably, question marks still remain as to when we might be able to book trips and events etc. However, one date for the diary is the Year 5 residential to Ashbourne in July. All being well, we are booked in Mon 5th - Fri 9th July. One class will go Mon - Wed and the other Wed - Fri (which class on which date etc. is TBC). The price of the trip is approximately £75; we will provide further info nearer the date.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need a 'quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

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