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Year 5 - Miss Ellis (Navigators) and Miss Holmes (Pathfinders)

Dear Parents/Carers,


The year five team would like to welcome you and the children back to school. Since starting back at Rosehill, the children have quickly settled into their new classrooms and a slightly different way of school life. It has been a pleasure to get to know our new classes and we are very much looking forward to a fun and interesting year ahead. This year, our year five bubble consists of Miss Holmes, Miss Ellis, Mrs Hepworth, Mrs Teather, Mrs Stringer and Mrs Charles-Smith.


This autumn term we will be working with the children to develop their learning across all areas of the curriculum. We will be studying areas of the year five curriculum to further their understanding whilst taking into consideration and developing any skills or areas which need recapping or learning from previous years. In our project work, we will be focusing on our key question – Why do people move to Britain? Historically, we will be focusing on why the Anglo Saxons invaded and we will be moving through time to gain an understanding about why people move here today.


In Novel study we are currently reading ‘The Viewer; by Shaun Tan and Gary Crew and then we will be moving on to enjoy ‘Malamadner’ By Thomas Taylor. During our lessons we will be taking part in a immersive activities to help us to develop our understanding and ideas for our writing.


In Maths, we will be deepening our understanding of place value using pictures and apparatus to help us. After this, we will be focusing on developing our accuracy when solving problems involving addition and subtraction using formal written methods. Later in the term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division - so please continue to help your child at home with their times table facts as this will make it much easier for them. Your child’s password for TTRockstars from previous years will remain the same; please let us know if you are having problems logging on.


In Year 5, we encourage personal organisation and independence. The children should ensure that:

· P.E kit is in school every day. Children are to bring their kit on a Monday morning and take it home on Friday. Our P.E days are Tuesday and Thursday.

· They are reading at home five days a week and this is recorded in their reading log book - Every child will be given an appropriate level book and a reading challenge book. Both of these books must be in school every day. - Homework will take on the same format as last year. Children can choose the activity that they would like to complete to earn dojos and it should be completed to a high standard. In most cases, this needs to be returned to school on a Monday and books will be returned on Wednesday; however, some more creative pieces may take longer to complete.

· Spellings are practiced regularly at home and their spelling log book is brought into school every day – they will need this for their lesson · They are practicing and learning their times tables up to 12x12 with the related division facts

· They have their water bottle in school every day


Please follow us on twitter to keep up-to-date with what we are up to in lessons. @rosehilljuniors @rrjMissholmes @rrjmissellis