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Grove Park Primary School

5HW

Term 2

 

Welcome back!

 

This term we will be learning about the Victorians, and of course we are looking forward to lots of celebration and Christmas fun.

 

Thank you for the shoeboxes already sent in. The children will be using these to create a model of a Victorian room; this will allow them to apply their work in Science, where we will be creating more complex electrical circuits, alongside the research into William Morris completed in Art lessons this term.

 

In our topic lessons, we will learn about all aspects of life for children in the Victorian era, and on Friday 23rd November Year 5 have a Victorian day. The children should come to school dressed in their Victorian costume.

 

In our literacy work we are writing our own Sherlock Holmes mysteries and will be studying Dickens’ A Christmas Carol later in the term. This will lead us nicely to our Year 5 and 6 Christmas performance of Bah Humbug!

 

The children have received their parts and will be working hard rehearsing over the next few weeks. The performance dates for parents are Tuesday 4th December and Wednesday 5th December – we look forward to seeing you all there.

 

This term our PE days are Monday and Thursday (when the children are learning golf) so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should include outdoor clothing and footwear as the weather is getting colder. (Years 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to take part in Golden Time football on a Friday afternoon so will need suitable kit for that.)

 

Home learning will continue to be given out each week; with Literacy coming home on a Monday (due back the following Monday) and Numeracy coming home each Friday (due back the following Friday).

 

Please continue to keep up the good work with home reading. Children should record their daily reading in their purple reading (they may write in the diaries themselves, but we ask that parents it initial also). Children regularly reading five times or more in a week will receive rewards.

 

 

Hello and welcome to Year 5!

 

We have an extremely exciting year ahead. There will be an opportunity for parents to meet the Year 5 team and to find out about what is coming up in Year 5 at a meeting on Thursday 20th September 2018, 3pm to 3.20pm.

 

We have a fantastic first term planned. Our topic is To The Extreme and we will be learning about different types of extreme weather in different climate zones across the world.

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Inspired by this topic, our literacy learning kicks off with the book Hurricane, which will be the inspiration for our first piece of narrative writing. In Art and D.T., we will be studying the impressionist artist Monet and creating our own weather inspired artworks, recreating some of his style and techniques.

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In Science we are investigating Life Cycles of plants and animals.

 

This term our PE days are Monday and Friday so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should include outdoor footwear. (Years 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to take part in Golden Time football on a Friday afternoon so will need suitable kit for that.)

 

Home learning will be given out each week; with Literacy coming home on a Monday (due back the following Monday) and Numeracy coming home each Friday (due back the following Friday). We have reminded the children that all adults in the classroom are available to help with this, should they need it, so please encourage them to speak to us before the homework deadline if they need any extra support with a particular task.

 

Your child will come home with a reading record. It is important that they record their daily reading in this (they may write in the diaries themselves, but we ask that parents it initial also). Children regularly reading five times or more in a week will receive rewards.

 

We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the meeting on 20th September.

Grove Park Academy, Hilton Drive, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PT

Company Registration Number 08059055

Registered in England and Wales

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