With many of our children at St Christopher's, as well as other school around the country, having to self-isolate due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) we want to make sure that the children are still learning while at home. Twinkl.co.uk have a fantastic website that offers lots of wonderful resources and ideas. We have downloaded some of the activities to keep your child(ren) busy and learning while they cannot attend school. You can find them below.
Thank you for checking out our class web page. On here you will find out about all the exciting things that are happening in our year group. You will also see information about up and coming events such as trips or visitors to school. We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences with us.
Mrs Hall and Mr Chadwick
Every Monday morning the children will be given a weekly spelling mat in class. Children will be given half termly spellings at the beginning of the term. They will complete these spelling mats throughout the week and do activities relating to these spellings during grammar lessons. They will then be tested on the spellings every Friday morning.
Your child will be given a dedicated day when they need to bring their home reading book into school so that they can read with an adult at least once a week. Please make sure that you read with your child for a few minutes each night and talk about the book to help them develop their comprehension skills. It is vital that your child(ren) return their book(s) on the appropriate day to ensure that they are changed regularly enabling them to access a variety of texts and genres.
Times Tables Test
Your child will bring home a times tables card at the start of term. Please spend time with your child to help them prepare for their test (every Friday). This will also help your child in all areas of maths covered in Year 5.
Our current RE topic is Ourselves. We will be learning that each person is made in the image and likeness of God. To know ourselves and to appreciate that our value and uniqueness is central to our well being.
The Big Question
What makes me unique?
PE takes place every week on Wednesdays. This half term we are learning basketball. It is important to be prepared and bring in your school PE kit!
Swimming in Year 5!
Swimming takes place every Monday afternoon during the Autumn term. Due to issues in Austin Rawlinson, we will not be starting our swimming lessons just yet. We will let you know when this is going ahead. Please make sure your child has their kit for this important lesson.
Our first Talk for Writing unit this term is 'The Highwayman', a narrative poem by Alfred Noyse. We will learn this epic poem using Talk for Writing techniques and hopefully perform it for the school during assembly. We will also write our own modern day versions with the tale set in Speke or Liverpool. Look out for future photos and examples of our work!
For maths this term, we will be focusing on everything number! We know that maths is important for our future and especially number skills. Therefore, this term we will have a massive focus on number, including place value, basic skills, mental calculations and written calculations. We are the mathematicians of the future!
During the first part of the Autumn term we will be doing our 'EXTREME EARTH unit. Our 'BIG QUESTION' is What's so extreme about volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes.
During this unit, we will look at the formation and features of mountains and volcanoes. We are also looking forward to making our own erupting volcanoes!
In addition to this, we will also be learning about Forces.