Croeso i Dosbarth 11!
Welcome to Class 11!
Mr Booker - Class Teacher
Mr Coles - PPA Teacher
Summer Term 2
Welcome to Summer term 2 and our final half term in Year 5!
Our theme for the term is 'Globe Trotting'. This first half term we will be studying Space as our main Topic. There are lots of Science and Technology links so we will be very busy and creative!
In Literacy we will be looking at descriptive writing, play scripts and factual texts. We have some fantastic books that we will be using to find out about space travel and more about the Solar System.
Each week we have a day of 'Missions' on Wednesday, where the class is split in half and complete an outdoor mission and an indoor mission. We have lots of great ideas but we love to use pupil voice when planning lessons, so please talk to your child about activity ideas they would like to do. We try to include a range of activities, it could be a Dance/PE/DT/Art/Music or ICT task. All ideas are welcome!
It is so important that by Year 5 the children are more confident with their times tables. They are used daily in some way or other and your child will benefit greatly if they are encouraged to practice them regularly so they have a quick recall of facts. This can be done through writing them down, chanting them or playing games! There are lots of great games online that your child could benefit from. One of my favourites is Hit the Button created by Top Marks.
We use Welsh as part of all our lessons and throughout the day, not just in Welsh lessons. The children love playing a range of games during the daily 'Helpwr Heddiw' sessions.
Here are some questions that we will be practising...
Q. Beth ydy dy enw di? (What is your name?)
A. _____ ydy fy enw i. (____ is my name)
Q. Sut wyt ti'n teimlo? (How are you feeling?)
A. Dw i'n hapus/wedi blino/trist (I am happy/tired/sad)
Q. Beth sy'n bod? (What's wrong?)
A. Mae pen/bola/clust tost gyda fi! (My head/stomach/ear hurts)
Q. Beth sy'n bod ar Sam? (What's wrong with Sam?)
A. Mae pen/bola/clust tost gyda Sam! (Sam's head/stomach/ear hurts)
Q. Sut oedd y tywydd ddoe? (How was the weather yesterday?)
A. Ddoe roedd hi'n bwrw glaw ac yn oer! (Yesterday it was raining and cold)
This term we will carry on with our topic 'Yn Y Dref' (In the town) and we will be consolidating lots of the sentence patterns and vocabulary that we've learnt previously.
Please can school lunches be ordered in advance using Parent Pay.
Please try to avoid over filling lunch boxes as the children struggle to finish it all in the time given. Our school is a nut free school, so please remember that items containing nuts are not to be sent it, this includes things like nutella spread in sandwiches.
Our water fountains are not being used at the moment so we encourage the children to bring in their own water bottle. This is especially important at the moment with the warm weather we are having. Bottles are kept in the classroom to ensure the children can have a drink at any point during the day.
Due to the current circumstances we are unable to provide snack in school. Please ensure that you send a healthy snack into school with your child. Examples of these would be fruit, cereal bars, yoghurt/frubes or vegetables to snack on such as carrot and cucumber sticks etc.
Behaviour and Rewards
We have three simple and clear rules in Baden Powell -
Be the best you can be.
Using these rules, all classes follow the 'Good to Be Green' behaviour system. The aim is for each child to 'stay green' all day, which means they haven't received any warning or consequence cards. Verbal warnings are given first but if the rules continue to be broken, then a warning card will be given. This is then followed by another verbal warning, before consequence cards are given, such as losing part of their play time.
We have a reward system in school called the VIP of the week (Very Important Pupil) Every class has a new VIP each week and they have earned the right to wear their own clothes to school. It is a special week for that child and it is clear for the adults and visitors to the school to see who has been working hard. So, if your child is wearing non-uniform and they are not VIP, it will take away the special reward that the VIP has earned for that week.
P.E. is on Tuesday for this term *but this can change due to the weather, I will let you know on Dojo if this happens*. Your child does not need to bring their P.E. kit, however it is important that your child wears suitable footwear (trainers) to school on that day, or they can bring them in a bag to change into.
We will post homework on Class Dojo on Friday. The children have the week to complete it. The tasks will be Literacy/Maths, spellings and a Welsh challenge.
Due to current circumstances, we are trying to limit the amount of paper that is sent into school, so please could homework be completed on paper. Then please take a photograph of the work and upload it onto your child's portfolio.
Class Dojo is a great way to communicate between school and home so please feel free to message me on there if you have any questions.
We listen to individual readers each week and also have daily group guided reading sessions. Reading books are being kept in school at the moment, but please try to encourage and support your child with their reading at home too. If you don't have any books at home, there are lots of e-books available from Oxford Owl https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/
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