Welcome to Branson Class - We are Year 5!
Hello, Branson Class of 2020-21!
We would like to warmly welcome you back to school for the start of a new school year! We are very excited to get to know you and set you on your new learning journey in year 5! We know it's been and continues to be a strange situation but we can assure you we have lots of things that are in place to keep you safe in class and around the school.
At the beginning of this term, we will settle into our new routines and set our learning expectations for the year ahead. As we settle back in we will focus on our well-being and safety to ensure we are all both happy and ready to learn each day. As the term progresses, we will move into our first topic entitled 'Kings, Queens and Poets' where we will learn about the Tudor period in History, read and write about famous plays by William Shakespeare in English, plan, design and make gingerbread houses in D&T, sketch Tudor portraits in Art, learn about the Battle of Bosworth in Geography and find out about materials and their properties in Science. E-safety will also be our priority in ICT and of course, we will be working to continue to rapidly improve our reading by regularly completing Accelerated Reader quizzes and reading 'My Friend Walter' in our active read sessions.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS:
Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named
Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days - for Year 5 these will be on a Tuesday and Thursday for the autumn term (Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for the colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers)
Please DO NOT send your child in with a bag. They are only required to bring in their reading planner, a wipeable lunchbox and a water bottle
Reading books can only be changed on a Monday and Thursday
If you need to speak to a teacher please book a suitable time at the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended Learning Expectations:
Reading and recording in planners - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. You need to read at least 5 times a week to become a Star Reader. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.
Lucky Listeners - This will be set weekly on Google Classroom. Please make sure you have your login and complete the reading of the texts set. Logging the number of times you read will be completed on your Google Classroom assignment.
Maths/Times Tables - You are expected to log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and tasks will be set on Google Classroom.
We are very much looking forward to a great year!
Mrs Hughes, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Sparrow (The Year 5 team!)