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Year 5 (Owl)

 

 

The owl being associated with wisdom, insight and virtue Owl Class look to this verse for inspiration and direction...

 

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.                                                                      2 Peter 1:5-8

 

TERM 1 September 2018

Tribes

 - A book study exploring themes including being true to oneself;

and to underpin our learning as readers and writers this year, and beyond...

Field to Fork

- Geography field studies linked to scientific studies of animals and plants in their habitats

RE - Creation

Exploring our responsibility and our response-ability as stewards of God's creation

 

TERM 2 September 2018

We Could be Heroes

A history of WWI in 35 objects

and an exploration of the importance of iconic images and historical artefacts

that support us in reflecting on key historical events that shape us as a nation and as a global community

HOMEWORK

Homework diaries are issued to each pupil and serve a multitude of functions

combined in one place to aid organisation:

>Children record useful notes for themselves and their parents

i.e. homework set or due. sports fixture, letter due in, test scores...

>Reading homework is recorded and signed by an adult. At least three entries per week.

>Parents and teachers can write comments, notes and questions to support the child's learning etc.

Homework diaries are to be checked at least weekly by a parent / carer

and signed to say that homework has been completed. 

Diaries are checked in school on a Tuesday morning.

 

READING

An enjoyment and an appreciation of reading a broad range of texts is essential to future well-being and success in life. In school, and in the wider world, understanding the written word unlocks the world to us. Although reading aloud and with fluent articulation is important, the focus is now on building reading stamina (up to half and hour of focused reading) and on understanding what we are reading; along with the deeper meaning and broader connections. Formal reading homework should therefore:

>Occur at least times a week.

>Include actual learning, and the points from the discussion

(using any of the set reading skill areas, or a specific one when set)

should be briefly recorded in homework diaries.

 

MATHS

MyMaths is the method used for the majority of maths homework.

Although additional tasks will be set to support individuals as required.

or example, a key focus this year is confident calculation using all four operations,

in a problem-solving / reasoning setting.

Times tables and associated division facts.

An end of Year 4 target, this year sees individuals set the target to consolidate number facts and / or to close gaps.

 

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING

Specific tasks are set weekly, including spellings. In addition, written tasks that require editing with respect to grammar, punctuation and spelling might be set as supported homework.

 

WRITING AND PROJECTS

Written homework is set to support learning in class. In order to consolidate the children's learning with respect to the writing process, editing for improvement and grammar, written homework is to completed with the direct support of a parent.

Project work may occasionally be set to support our studies in class.

Should pupils wish to undertake their own projects, we would readily share them in class. 

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