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8th September 2017

Dear Parents / Carers,



       I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to school and say how excited I am to have a new class in Year 5. I hope you have all had a wonderful break and are ready for a busy autumn term. Our class topic for this half term is Ancient Greece. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring the lives of people who lived in Greece over 2000 years ago. In science, we will be learning about the human circulatory system. Our next class topic will be Ancient Egypt after the half term break.

     Our English work will include grammar and comprehension practice, while learning about mythological stories and writing precise instructions. In maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of calculation methods and place value, while also learning about fractions of amounts, negative numbers and perfecting the multiplication tables. Home Learning will usually be set on Thursdays, for return to me by the following Monday. This gives your child an evening to have a quick look and any questions regarding the work can be answered on the Friday. I will begin the new term by setting the weekly spellings on a Tuesday, for testing the following Monday. We will also have an additional spelling list for the Key Stage 2 Spelling Bee. Any support you give your children with this work will have a positive impact on any work they do in class.

     PE will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays for this half term. We will not be swimming this half term but we will after the half term break. Indoor and outdoor PE kits should be kept in school throughout the week in case we get any additional sporting opportunities. We are heading towards the cooler months so please ensure your child has tracksuit bottoms and a jumper or fleece. A carrier bag for wet clothes and spare socks would be useful, as changeable weather will not stop us from enjoying the outdoor environment. If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to me, either at the start or at the end of the school day, except for Tuesday as that is usually when we have our staff meetings. I am truly looking forward to the challenges that this exciting new year will bring






Mr. Britner  Mrs Ferguson
Year 5 Class Teacher Year 5 Teaching Assistant