I can’t believe that we have completed one third of the year already. An excellent start! We will be reflecting on 2019 and thinking about what we will do even better in 2020!

This half term our topic is Space. We will be looking at the planets that can be found in our solar system, some key historical space events and people (with a focus on Tim Peake) and what Earth looks like from space. We will be beginning the topic with a visit to INTECH and the Planetarium.

The value that we are concentrating on is focus. Who will be champion? We need to continue to demonstrate our other values: self-regulation, resilience, boundaries, respect and independence to help us achieve our best. We are celebrating our in-class achievements using Class Dojo. As a class, we need to work together to achieve class stars.

Homework: Year 5 will be given spellings to learn and will be tested the following Friday. Times tables and related division facts need to be learnt to aid fluency. A menu of homework choices (that are cross-curricular) is given out. A minimum of 3 pieces are to be handed in over the half term.

PE: We will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. PE kit needs to be in on these days but it is recommended that it stays in school all week. Correct kit consists of a white t-shirt, black or dark shorts / leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers or plimsolls. Longer hair needs to tied up and earrings removed or covered.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hawkins