Welcome to Rowan - 5DH!
Welcome to the class page for 5DH - please keep checking back as it will change regularly to keep you up to date with what life is like in Year 5!
LATEST NEWS (Last update 25-6-15)
Well this half term is rushing on and we have enjoyed a very busy Arts Week in Year 5. Hopefully parents enjoyed seeing our art yesterday after school - but if you missed it, don't worry as work will be coming home soon. The undoubted highlight of Arts Week was our zoo trip so please do check the new article for the pictures.
This half term we will be focusing our work in English on 'Carrie' War', working both from the original text and from the BBC adaptation from 2004, this will tie in with our studies of the period in history. We will also be working hard at developing our public speaking in readiness for the annual competition at Meols Cop High. Please remember that Monday will continue to be our PE day when we will be out at Portland Field all afternoon so remembering kit is particularly important!
Key Information -
PE Days - PE is every Monday afternoon through the Summer Term and whenever the weather permits, we will be walking to Portland Field so suitable PE kit will be essential. We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it in just on the days it is required.
Homework - Maths homework is set every Monday and is due to be handed in on Friday. Spellings are also sent home on Monday and are tested on Friday. In order to stagger the work load, English homework is set on Wednesdays for handing in the following Monday.
Reading - As is previous years, all the children have a school reading book and a reading record. They are encouraged to bring these home daily and regularly reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes more important than listening to them read - by Year 5, the children need to be able to talk about characters and their motives and devices that a writer uses.
An invitation - Parents are always welcome to visit the classroom to see the work that their children are doing - please pop in at the end of the day or have a word with Mr Hirst to arrange a time.
High expectations - Parents will be aware that a new national curriculum has come into force this year and it raises expectations even higher for the things that the pupils should be achieving by Year 5. Just to illustrate what the children are aiming at, the documents below pick out key targets for the pupils across the core areas of English and Maths: