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Welcome to Year Five

Mrs McArthur - TA
Miss O'Kelly - Teacher

Class Newsletter

Everything you need to know about what we’re doing, our timetable, key dates, equipment and homework days

 

50 YEARS TWINNED WITH SCEAUX, FRANCE

To celebrate Leamington and Sceaux being twinned for 50 years,

Year 5 worked on a pointillism art project with Miss O’Kelly. Their wonderful artwork

was influenced by famous painters such as Van Gough and Signac and highlights a significant building

in each town – the bandstand and Chateau de Sceaux.


Flute Performance

FLUTE PERFORMANCE 

After a year of hard-work and determination to learn a difficult new skill, Year 5 performed to parents and carers.

They performed two pieces, 3 Note Reggae and Mr Cool.

It was a delightful performance, they all took a very mature approach to performing and showcasing their talent.

Lots of children are keen to continue learning flute.

 

 

FREE VERSE POETRY

Year 5 have been using drama techniques to help them recognise punctuation and enhance their intonation in poetry.

Today we rehearsed and then performed free verse poems.

What fantastic collaborative learning!

Sculpting 

Amazingly, we were lucky enough to be involved in an art project for the Royal Pump Room gardens.

Year 5 spent the day with a sculptor, who helped them to create fantastic clay images of landmarks around Leamington.

You will be able to see some of our work on display later in 2019, when the Pump Room project is completed.

Computing at Campion

We have been working closely with Campion and recently enjoyed cooking and computing lessons.

 

We look forward to visiting Campion again in 2019 to engage in science and more computing activities.

Active 30

Year 5 continue to build on their Active 30. Everyday we all engage in at least 30 minutes of increased physical activity to help us maintain healthy lifestyles.

We get out of our seats and get moving in most lessons! This helps us to decrease sedentary behaviour and keep focused on our learning.

Our favourite challenge this term has been the plank! How long can you hold it for?

Equipment Needed:

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday. PE kit should be left in school and can be taken home to be washed at the end of each half term.

Children should bring in a named water bottle which they have access to in the classroom.

Children have been given a new reading folder and diary; this should be in school on a daily basis as volunteers may hear children read at any time.

Homework Days

As a guide children in Year 5 are expected to do 1 hour of homework a week.

Children must read at least three times a week and you are expected to record in the reading record that you have heard them read, this is checked in school every Friday.

A home learning task is set every other Monday and children will be given 10 days to complete it.  The task is on a printed sheet which is stuck in the children’s home learning books.  Books must be returned to school on the given date for marking.

We recommend children access Mathletics regularly. They will be set a maths homework each week.

Children have a spelling test every Friday, they will be given spellings in a yellow book which must come back to school the following Friday to allow them to be given their new spellings.  Test will take place in a red book which remains in school.

Upcoming Events
  1. HSA AGM at the New Inn

    September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Harvest Festival led by Year 4

    October 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  3. Year 6 at Marle Hall

    October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
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