Happy 2020! It does not seem like one term has already gone and we only have two left in year 5. We are looking forward to those two terms being very successful and to your children continuing to make good progress. Spring term promises to be a very busy, but exciting, term.
This letter contains some important information about what will be happening this term.
In Topic the theme for our work is North America and the Mayans, our Science topic will be Earth and Space and in RE we willing learning about our community and the Eucharist. Each week we will be having two PE lessons, outdoor PE (gaelic football) is on Thursday and indoor PE (gymnastics) is on Monday for 5H (full PE kit must be in school on these days but we suggest leaving PE kits in lockers until half term).
As St Mary’s is a healthy school we ask the children that they bring water to school in a sealable bottle clearly labelled with their name. If children bring in a different drink they will be asked to put it in their locker to take home. We also encourage children to bring fruit in for their morning snack.
Children will have reading books throughout the year. Although there will be many opportunities to read in class and across the curriculum, children make much better progress when they practice the skills they learn in class at home. All children should read to an adult when possible and be reading independently every night, they should fill in their reading records and have it signed. In addition to this, the children will be encouraged to complete accelerated reader tests every time they complete a book.
Learning log homework is expected in school every Thursday, we expect at least one high quality piece of work each week (see prompts on the front page of the learning log) and spellings test will take place each Thursday. Arithmetic tests will be sent home which we ask that the children correct and return to school on a Thursday. My Maths homework will be set regularly.
If you have anything you wish to discuss with me, please do not hesitate in making an appointment to see me at the office.
Thank you for your support,
Dates for your diary:
24th January pm : growth mindset celebration of work
27th and 28th January - bikeability
12th February : safer internet day
24th February: fair trade fortnight
6th March: world book day
12th March : poetry cafe
Your child has their own login for education city where they can access a variety of games and resources to practice their skills across all areas of the curriculum.