Hello and welcome to Fox Class Page!
Class Teacher: Mr Risby
Class Hamsters: Socks and Pablo
Hello and a Happy New Year!
Year 5 is an important year at school, as a class we will be starting a journey to prepare them for Year 6 and beyond!
In Literacy this term, we will be reading and studying 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick. This is a fantastic novel with plenty of writing opportunities, also it remains very current; discussing Climate Change and what possibly could happen if we don't act now.
In Maths this term, we will be focusing on everyone's favourite topic (including mine!) FRACTIONS. We will recap previous knowledge as well as exploring new and different concepts.
Topic is based on our Power of Reading book, Floodlands, and is entitled 'Extreme Earth'. In topics, we present a question at the beginning of each lesson for the children to ultimately answer. Our main topic question this term is : Why is the Earth angry?
Science: we will be exploring Living Things and their Habitats; looking at Life Cycles of different types of animals and plants.
Learning your times tables is an incredibly important part of your education, therefore, Fox Class complete a 'Times Tables Challenge' twice a week. This is against the clock with the pupils challenging themselves to complete the various levels, hopefully reaching the fabled 'Ultimate Challenge' which includes all 144 times tables!
As in every year, reading is incredibly important skill to not only learn but to constantly improve upon. In Year 5, we have a special reading challenge which rewards those who read every day!
Every time your child reads, they will receive a raffle ticket, which will be placed in our reading penguin. At the end of each term, one lucky winner will be chosen and will receive a special prize. The more times you read, the more likely you are to win!
Physical Education or PE, as many benefits to education. It provides many health benefits, both physical and mental, as well as increasing confidences and self esteem.
As always, I encourage all pupils to participate in PE, providing plenty of chances for them to show off new skills.
This term we will be learning how to play TENNIS!
Also, Wednesdays will be SWIMMING DAYS!
Please remember: swimming costume, towel and a bag to take it in.
However, it is important that all pupils wear the appropriate kit:
Plain white t-shirt
Black or white shorts
Trainers or Plimsols