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Lark Class- Year 5

WELCOME TO LARK CLASS

YEAR 5

Teachers: Miss Roberts and Mrs Collins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Groves

 

Happy New Year!

Lark Class have made a great start to the spring term. Lots of children completed the Christmas reading challenge. We have already completed some wonderful writing tasks using our new book 'The Odyssey', which the children are really enjoying.

In maths we are learning about line graphs and will soon move on to multiplication and division.

Our main topic for this half term will be a local history study, so we will be learning about Wellington. If you have any information that you think would be useful, please do send it in to school so that we can share it.

At the moment, Lark Class will not be swimming, as the cases of Covid 19 are too high for this to be a safe activity. If this changes, we will let you know.

Homework tasks will remain the same this term: reading 4 times a week; spelling lists to practise at home; Times Tables Rockstars as often as possible; and the occasional topic-based task.

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We are now well into the autumn term and Lark Class have been extremely busy in a variety of different subjects. 

In Literacy we have used the following fabulous books as a stimulus for writing: The Man Who Walked Between the Wires, Hidden Figures, and The Tempest.

In maths we have looked at different aspects of place value such as negative numbers and Roman Numerals. In recent weeks we have been developing addition and subtraction skills and methods.

In science, we continue to learn about materials and their properties and have carried out several investigations, such as finding out which material was the best thermal insulator.

Our topic this term is WW2 and, on 10th November, we welcomed two visitors who talked to the children, sharing fascinating artifacts, facts and stories.

Due to Covid 19, we have not been able to start swimming lessons, but PE lessons continue with Mr Parsons.

Other enrichment opportunities have included anti-bullying week, road safety week and Children in Need day. Please look in our Gallery to see images of the class.

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Our Lovely Larks have made a good start to the academic year. We have already read, discussed and written about Jack and the Beanstalk; begun work on place value in Maths; started our science topic about Materials; and our History topic about WW2.

We are hoping to have a WW2 Evacuation Day/ trip in October. More details to follow.

 

We are continuing with the Reading Challenge. Your child should be reading at least 4 times a week at home and having their Reading Record signed by an adult. We will also send spellings home for the children to practise at home.

 

PE lessons will be with the wonderful Mr Parsons on Tuesdays and the children can wear their PE kits to school on that day.

 

If you have any questions, please see Miss Roberts or Mrs Groves.

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