Mrs Terry, Mrs Burns, Miss Finn and Mrs Guyett
Hello Foxes! Welcome back – we hope you had a lovely summer holiday. Foxes class is taught by Mrs Terry with support from Mrs Burns, Miss Finn and Mrs Guyett. We have some other fabulous adults working in our class throughout the week: Mrs Gomes, Mrs Morton, Miss Kitto and Mrs Pacheco.
In Foxes, we expect the highest of standards in terms of behaviour, attitude, learning and homework. We aim to set the standards for all the other pupils in the school, being positive role models.
In English this term we will be focussing on grammar skills and spelling rules and then writing narratives and a range of non-fiction texts. We will begin the term by reading the book, The Invisible by Tom Percival, followed swiftly by The boy at the back of the class, by Onjali Rauf. This will link well with our Geography topic on Maps, and why people move. After the half term, we will read extracts from ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and poems about migration by Michael Rosen, which will link to our History topic on World War II.
In Maths, we focus on Number: exploring place value, rounding and negative numbers. We then focus on our calculation skills. The children will complete weekly Arithmetic Tests and will continue with Table Races – both of which they did in Year 4.’
In Science we will be being investigating materials and their properties. There will be plenty of investigations!
The children will also have PE, Art, PHSE, RE, DT, Computing, Music and Portuguese weekly. The P.E days will be Mondays (indoor dance) and Fridays (outside hockey).
If you should need to contact us at all, this can be done via the Y5 parent email, which is checked regularly. Email us at Y5@manorcourt.ppat365.org
There will be a residential to Magdalen Farm, about 7 miles from Chard in the Spring Term, More information will follow. There will also be trips throughout the year to Yeovil Cinema, Bovington Tank Museum and Exeter city. These all link to your child’s learning.
We look forward to working with our Y5 families.