Solent Junior School
Welcome to Year 5
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Welcome to Year 5! This term will include lots of interesting learning which we hope will be challenging as well as enjoyable for the children.

LEARNING UNIT

Our main Learning Unit theme for this term will be ‘Sustainable Saxons and Were the Vikings really Vile?’ – encompassing Historical enquiry, English, Maths, Art and DT. We will be exploring the invasions, legacies and life of both the Saxons and the Vikings. This year, we will be introducing a new, high quality text as part of our English curriculum – Viking Boy by Tony Bradman. This will support our Viking learning and counter-balance our work on Beowulf in the first half of the term. As we are looking at historical periods in which the land and how it was used was of great importance, we will complement our topic by looking at Rocks and Soils through our Science.

HOME LEARNING

ALL HOME LEARNING WILL BE SET ON TEAMS FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE AND SHOULD NOT BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL. PLEASE KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE.

Maths HOME LEARNING will be set on teams on a Monday. This will have an activity linked to our current learning as well as times tables practice. English HOME LEARNING will be set every Thursday on teams and will include Spelling lists which will be tested the following Tuesday. We will provide reminders to enable the children to organise themselves and become more independent in their learning. We hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach his/her full potential.

 

P.E. will take place twice a week (weather permitting). All of Year 5 will have P.E. on a Thursday With Mrs Brooke. 5W and 5SW will also have P.E. on a Tuesday whilst 5A will have their second session on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child attends school in PE kit on these days.

MOBILE PHONES

If you wish your child to have a MOBILE PHONE at school, please complete a mobile phone permission form which will be uploaded to teams. These will then be stored in class during school hours.

We are so pleased to have all the children back with us, even though things continue to look and feel a little different. If you have any concerns or issues please get in touch with us via the main school office.

Yours Sincerely

The Year 5 Teachers

Mrs Winslade, Mrs Atkins, Mrs Galbraith, and Mr Washer