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Welcome to year 5 Cherry class! We’ve had a positive start to the year, with children coming in earlier than the rest of the school, through the classroom back doors, and getting straight on with their early morning work. The children all look very smart in the new school uniform.

Our topic this term is Ancient Greeks. The children have already begun to familiarise themselves with Greek myths, and used their learning so far to plan and write their own story. We have looked at the empire of ancient Greece and a timeline to place these events in history.

The first units taught in maths are Place Value (taught by Miss Hyde) and Addition and Subtraction (taught by Mrs Darnell), with a focus on problem solving across all lessons.

The focus for Science is Living Things and their Habitats, where children will learn about animal and plant reproduction and life cycles in more detail. Later on this term the focus will be on Animals including Humans.

It looks to be an exciting year for our year 5 children, so please keep checking the website for updates.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

General Housekeeping 

PE - Cherry class have an afternoon of PE every Friday taught by Miss Hyde. Please ensure that your child has a suitable, named PE kit in school. Long hair will need to be tied up and jewellery removed.

Homework – the children will get one piece of homework per week, on a two week rotation. One piece will be Maths, and the following week will be English. This is given out on a Wednesday and children have one week to complete it. Children can earn house points on when they return their homework – Thursday or Friday earns 3 house points, Monday earns 2 house points and Tuesday earns 1 house point.

Spellings – The children will receive spellings every Monday, and will be tested on these new spellings, plus 5 previous spellings, on the following Monday. Spellings are based on the statutory spelling list and word families.

Reading – The children are expected to read their school reading book at home every day, ideally for 15 minutes. This will need to be recorded in their homework diary. When your child has completed their book, it is their responsibility to tell their class teacher, who will then allow them to change their reading book. It is also your child’s responsibility to take AR quizzes in order for them to reach their targets each term. Children will be rewarded each time their AR target is achieved.