I am writing this newsletter again! Friday after school all was complete when my computer decided to lose it’s connection… as you can imagine I was not very happy. Technology, great when it works.
So, we had a super end to the week with the children painting shaded green scales for our Crackle Dawn dragon. We now have the phoenix feathers and the phoenix tears all ready to create our reading corner – watch this space.
The children have started their maths unit: Addition and Subtraction. They were all very good at using the column method but found problem solving and applying their knowledge more tricky.
We have completed out literacy unit: our non-chronological reports are super power points now. This week the children will learn how to use their emails, send thei power points to you and get ready to receive their parent evening TEAMS invites.
October is “Black History Month” where we celebrate the talents, contributions and achievements of black artists, scientists and people from history. Year 5 have chosen to study the incredible talents and contributions of influential black musicians. I wonder if you could name any of the following artists:
Hopefully, the children will know some of these names by the end of the coming two weeks. Today we listened to “Diana Ross and The Supremes” and everyone sang along!
Congratulations to Lily: she received the Golden Certificate this week.
On Friday we begin our swimming lessons. Each child has had a letter with information about swim wear: swimming costumes and swimming trunks must be worn not bikinis or long, swim shorts. I would advise sending their towel and underwear in a plastic bag inside their ruck sacks ready for their wet costumes and towels to bring home. Their school book bags are not suitable. Every child must have a coat: it is very cold when we come out of the swimming baths at this time of year. Those children who have inhalers need to ensure they have their inhalers in school: we will re-check those we have in school in readiness for Friday. If you have any questions, please ask me or a member of the Year 5 team.
Now all that remains is to wish/ hope you all had a super weekend with this unusually warm weather, stay safe.
Mrs.P, Mrs Smith and Ms Nicholas.