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Derwent Class Year 5

 

Welcome to Derwent Class!

 

 

Dear Parents,

 

Happy New Year and thank you very much for your lovely Christmas cards and presents!

We would also like to thank you for your fantastic support. We are looking forward to another successful and productive term.

 

This term our topic will be ‘Mapping Out’. This will include studying the world map whilst focusing on Europe and South America. We will also be studying a variety of maps, identifying their symbols and learn about orienteering.

 

We will continue to work hard on developing your child’s Literacy and Numeracy skills. These are reminders to ensure that your child will continue to be the best that they can be.

*Please try to make sure your child reads on a regular basis at home, sharing the experience if you can.

*‘Reading Record’ books will continue to be sent home weekly for you to make three comments about your child’s reading at home.

*We also expect your child to make three comments of their own every week and the books will be collected in every Monday.

*It is also of great importance that your child learns their weekly spellings and times tables at home too. These will also be tested during the week.

*A spelling list will be sent home every Wednesday and your child will need to write them out twice in the book as part of their learning process.

* Your child should bring home their Written Arithmetic and Learn Its on a Friday.

*Please spend time going through the problems and allowing your child time to explain their reasoning and practice the ‘Learn Its’ under time constraints, only 100 seconds!

 

In Science, we will be learning about Earth and Space. We will be studying the planets, the movement of the moon, the reason why we have day and night and facts about the sun, moon and earth. Later on in the term, we will be learning about forces including: gravity, friction, air resistance, water resistance, levers and pulleys.

 

Our drumming lessons will continue with Inspire Works.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure that all uniform is named and that children have indoor plimsolls to change into during the school day.

They also need a named PE kit (white t-shirt and blue school shorts) every Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing (including trainers) as we will sometimes have our PE sessions outside. Jogging bottoms may also be required.

We would like to remind the children that jewellery (other than stud earrings) and nail varnish are not permitted in school.

Children will also need headphones to be able to access the learning programmes at school.

 

 

Important Dates:

Half term – 17th – 21st February

Derwent Class Assembly – Wednesday 25th March

Parent Consultations – Tuesday 31st March

Parent Consultations – Wednesday 1st April

Last day of term – Friday 3rd April

 

Thank you again for your continued support.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr Regan & Mrs Schofield

 

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