Autumn 1 done!
It has been great this week to see every pupil bring in their topic homework this week and I have enjoyed hearing the remainder of their presentations this afternoon. This afternoon, we are testing out the board games!
We have all been gripped by our class novel, Holes, and have used this as a stimulus for our writing. We will continue with the story after half-term and I know the themes that come up next will prompt some thoughtful discussion as we understand the characters and a little about what life was like in Texas many generations ago.
Pupils have written a back story for one of the boys at Camp Green Lake and some will be uploaded.
In maths, we still need a big push on rapid recall of number facts (times tables, complements, halving and doubling) in order that each pupil can access the UKS2 maths curriculum. Many thanks for all you do to encourage your child with the learning of these facts.
The spellings your child has over half-term are the ones that they are consistently spelling incorrectly in their writing. These will not be assessed through a test but through an on-going monitoring of applying the spelling correctly in their writing.
It has been great to see most of the children grow in confidence and starting to become more resilient learners. I look forward to seeing this continue next term.
Mrs Dreelan and I are very pleased with the start Year 5 have already made and we are looking forward to working with you and your children over the next year. In only three days, the children have: contributed to class rules; considered their journey as readers; discussed whether they would keep a tiny dragon a secret; and established growth mindsets for maths learning. In maths, they were surprised to know that nobody is born a 'maths person', that thinking of numbers visually is helpful, and, that deep learning is better than quick learning. These growth mindsets, and realising that everyone can learn maths to high levels, will be crucial for their progress over the year.
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