Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta
St Teresa of Calcutta's Feast Day is on the 5th September
Summer Overview - Information for parents
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Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson
Teaching Assistant - Mrs McBride
CALLED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Our class, and school, rules are taken from St Paul's letter to the Romans.
This half term we are being St. Mary's pupils who are CURIOUS
Curiosity is needed to sustain learning. It is what keeps us going through the difficult stuff; it is what opens up new horizons and allows the possibility of ‘finding God in all things.’
RE - Our topic is
Transformation - Pentecost
Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers, which is the church. It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear Gods message, to respond and share it. The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit and its transforming power
Scripture: Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth
Catechism of the Catholic Church 696: … fire symbolises the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit’s actions. The prayer of the prophet Elijah, who ‘arose like fire’ and whose word ‘burned like a torch’ brought down fire from Heaven on the sacrifice on Mount Carmel. This event was a ‘figure’ of the fire of the Holy Spirit who transforms what he touches. John the Baptist who goes ‘before (the Lord) in the spirit and power of Elijah’, proclaims Christ as the one who ‘will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire’. … In the form of tongues ‘as of fire’, the Holy Spirit rests on the disciples on the morning of Pentecost and fills them with himself
In maths we will be looking at Decimals and properties of Shape
As well as using mathletics http://www.mathletics.co.uk/ remember you have have access to Timestable rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ All children have their own passwords and homework will be set weekly.
Some good websites for maths:
This Term we are thinking about the Modern and Ancient Greece
In English we are focussing on Instructions and Information Texts
Our writing will be about DRAGONS
In class we are reading "How to train Your Dragon" by Cresida Cowell
In art we will be learning about sketching, printing and sculpture
In SCIENCE we are investigating Forces and we will be following The Journey in Love scheme of work for year 5
Please help your child by encouraging them to read and discuss books daily. Remember to encourage your child to write a sentence in their diary to score points on the reading challenge. Also continue practicing times tables. Your child will also have Spellings, Arithmetic, Bedrock and Mathletics tasks weekly. Also a selection of activities will be sent home based around the current topic.
Please work with your child at home on the following:
- Reading (10 minutes daily)
- Spellings ( Monday to be completed by Friday)
- Arithmetic ( Monday to be completed by Friday)
- Mathletics/TTRS (Monday to be completed by the following Monday)
- Bedrock - twice weekly
- Topic (variable dates depending on project)
Your child has log-ins for a number of computer platforms to help with their learning - please encourage them to make use of these
- Bedrock Vocabulary
- Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/)
- Times Table Rockstars (https://ttrockstars.com/)
- Purplemash (https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stmarysla4)
PE will be on a Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Monday will be with Coach Tom - On Monday's, please come to school in your PE kit.
Friday will be swimming.
Swimming - girls need a full piece swimming costume and boys need trunks (not shorts). A swimming cap is required if your child has a long fringe or their hair is past the nape of their neck. Children need a named towel and named bag.
PE kit can be worn on swimming days
No ear-rings can be worn for swimming
All children will be provided with a named water bottle. Your child will fetch their water bottle home on a Friday for a good clean. Please remember to return to school on a Monday.
On PE days Dark shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms can be worn with a plain white T-shirt and school uniform jumper. For PE ear-rings should be removed and hair tied up securely. Trainers may also be worn.
On non PE days please ensure your child is in full school uniform. School shoes not trainers should be worn.
Please can you ensure all your child's uniform is clearly named.
Your child does not need a pencil case as these are provided by school. As there is limited space in the cloakroom please only send your child to school with their lunchbox and a small book bag to carry reading book and homework.
I look forward to working with you and your child over the year. Thank you in advance for your support. If you have any queries or concerns, please contact me via e-mail or telephone. If you wish to see me in person, please make an appointment to see me through the school office so that suitable arrangements can be made to meet.