Year 5 - St. Teresa of Calcutta
St Teresa of Calcutta's Feast Day is on the 5th September
Spring 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
Happy New Year. I hope you have had a relaxing and health Christmas and New Year and are ready for another busy and exciting term of learning.
Our class, and school, rules are taken from St Paul's letter to the Romans.
RE - Our topic is
LOCAL CHURCH – COMMUNITY
The experience of community is an essential and enjoyable part of life for people of every age and faith. The cycle of a year and the span of a lifetime contain occasions for regular celebrations as well as unexpected surprises, when people want to celebrate with family, friends and communities.
Word of God
“Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen the salvation which you have made ready in the sight of the nations; a light of revelation for the Gentiles and glory of your people Israel.” (Luke 2:25-32)
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Sacraments. There are seven Sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. (CCC1210)
In maths we will be looking at multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.
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 MAYA in Spring 1 and the UNITED KINGDOM in Spring 2
To be decided by the children
In English we are focussing on Poems by Roger McGough and Michael Rosen
Our writing will be poems in the style of ones we have read and liked. We will be using our HISTORY skills to find out about the MAYA. We will be researching different types of maps and developing our GEOGRAPHICAL map skills.
In class we are reading "The SECRET GARDEN" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
In art we will be learning about "still life" and developing the artistic skills of drawing, shading, tone, object and colour selection.
In SCIENCE we are investigating materials and what makes some changes reversible and irreversible.
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.
From Uniform policy:
Navy blue cardigan or sweatshirt, (must have school logo.)
Boys: Grey trousers or grey shorts
Girls: Navy blue skirt or navy blue pinafore. In summer, blue gingham dresses can be worn. (Skirts must be knee length approximately.)
White polo shirt (School logo optional.) We are sympathetic to uniform costs and would support the purchase of plain white polo shirts if preferred.
Black or grey socks for boys. Navy blue tights or white socks for girls.
Shoes for all pupils should be black. Trainers are not permitted. In warm weather sandals giving heel support can be worn. (Black plimsolls will be provided to children who come into school wearing trainers)
All children are expected to be tidy at all times.
Hair should be naturally coloured and cut in an appropriate style. Long hair should be tied back.
Hair bows must be small and blue or white.
Available from Uniform & Leisurewear, Morecambe 01524 388355
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.
Year Five - School Councillors
WWF Sponsored Animals
Feeding the wildcat
Photographs Academic Year 2020-2021