Welcome to Year 5!
A very warm welcome to the Autumn Term 2017.
The Year 5 team, Miss Woode, Mrs Ridler and Mrs Adams, hope that you all had a fantastic summer and are ready to start the new academic year.
The Year 5 team have high expectations of behaviour, learning and enjoyment. We aim for the classroom environment to be productive, calm and enjoyable. It is important that the children are aware of boundaries and respect their peers and the adults that work with them.
We will be introducing your children to 'Dojo' points this term. They will be awarded positive Dojos for good behaviour / attitudes and negative Dojos for poor behaviour / attitudes. You will be kept informed about the Dojos your child received through an APP that you can download to your phones or computers. The idea is for parents to be able to celebrate and praise positive Dojo awards. The Dojo points collected can also be converted into prizes!
You will be given further Dojo information in due course.
In Year 5, we like to learn through lots of hands-on activities - having fun and experiencing learning in a range of ways to make it more memorable. Reading is also a big part of our learning and we use literature to access a wide variety of topics, as well as listening to stories for enjoyment as often as we can. Children are given homework every day to help them become more independent in organising their learning, and to give them opportunities to share their learning with their families.
This term our topic is Greece and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece. We will be looking at the key events and people of the period, and considering how life has changed. We will also be looking at the legacy that the Greeks left and how it affects our everyday lives.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to come and speak to one of the members of staff in Year 5. It is important that we all work together to provide the very best education for you child.
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