We welcome you to Osprey Class
The class teacher is Miss Ames and is supported by Mrs Ferguson, Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Conway.
This term we are transferring our skills to become historians and we will be learning all about WWII. We will be exploring the start of the war, political figures such as Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler and learning about air raids and air raid shelters and the Blitz. On February 28th, we will be visiting Stockport air raid shelters to experience a day in the life of an evacuee, learning all about rationing and the role of women in the war. In D.T, we will be planning and delivering our own meals from ingredients from the ration books! I can’t wait to see what we produce!
Tying in nicely with our topic, our text for English this half term is Letters from the Lighthouse, by Emma Carroll. The story presents us with ample opportunities for creative writing pieces, including poetry using our five senses about the Blitz, a newspaper report about the missing pilot, a debate and balanced argument about whether or not the villagers should help the German pilot and a letter home from an evacuee. I am really excited to see read what the children write.
At St. George's, we want ALL children to be confident, fluent readers who have an astute understanding of text and use this to develop their writing ability.
In order to achieve this, we expect Y5 children to read at least 3 times a week and recommend daily reading. We ask that parents sign their child's reading record every time to acknowledge to the Teacher that their child has read.
READING RAFFLE - If a child reads 10 times and their record has been signed accordingly, they will receive a raffle Ticket and be in with a chance of winning a very special prize !!!!!
The children in Y5 need to know the Y3 and Y4 Statutory spellings (below) before moving onto the Y5 and Y6 spellings.
We are currently revising these spellings and your child will bring some of these home with them to practise as part of their weekly homework.
We will also be revising the following spelling patterns: homophones, suffixes: able/ible/tion/sion/ssion/cian
Please feel free to support your child at home with these spellings. Many thanks.
In Maths, the focus for this half term continues to be multiplication and division. We will be continuing with perimeter and area initially, before moving onto multiplying two digit numbers by two and three digit numbers.
Please keep up the fabulous work on Times Tables Rockstars! Osprey you can be a Rock God - just keep gigging!
Homework is set every Wednesday and due in the following Monday
READING: Recommended DAILY reading for all children in Osprey Class
Spellings: Weekly spellings are sent out in Homework Books to learn and use correctly in a sentence.
English, Maths and Creative Homework is set weekly with specific objectives.
Purple Mash has lots of grammar, Maths and spelling games to help you to learn.
BBC Bitesize has great grammar games to help you with those tricky grammar rules.
Topmarks has some great games to help with different prefixes and suffixes and other spelling patterns.
Topmarks also has some fabulous Maths games if you would like to practise the four operations, fractions and decimals, place value, etc. There are loads to choose from to ensure you become a Maths Whizz!
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your continued support and co-operation.
Your child is our priority and together, we can work in partnership to ensure your child has a wonderful year of learning.
If you ever have any questions or comments, we are always happy to hear from you.
We have an end of day 'open door' policy at 3.20pm and although the mornings can be a bit busy, you can always catch us for a brief message.
Thank you again