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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School

Year 5

Information for Parents – Summer Term 2018

 

Class:

5/6

Topic for this term:

Frozen Kingdom & Gallery

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Frozen Kingdom

We will be looking at extreme conditions and survival skills. We will be working with Mountain Rescue and exploring the terrain in our local environment, as well as team building and simple survival techniques. The children will work in teams and plan rescue missions.

 

Stackpole Residential Trip- Outdoor Pursuits and John Muir Award.

Gallery Rebels

Colours collide, melting together on the canvas; an impression of light, range of red, a lobster perched on a telephone….. Come and find out about the bizarre and acentric minds of the Gallery Rebels. We will be finding out about artists and exploring techniques used.

 

The children have all been given HWB usernames and passwords. They have a copy in their reading records. This account gives them access to Office 365 and a wide range of learning tools.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Could PE please be in school every day as we will be doing outdoor PE when it is dry? If your child is not to take part in PE, please let Mr Butler or Miss Jones know.  

Days homework will be set:

 

Homework is marked on a Tuesday.

Friday

Days homework is to be handed in:

Tuesday

Any other ways parents can help

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables.

Time: We have spent a lot of time this year teaching the children how to tell the time. Below are the expectations for the end of this year. Please help us by encouraging your child to learn to tell the time and understand units of time.

  • Read and use analogue and digital clocks
  • Time events in minute and seconds and order the results
  • Carry out activities, including timed events, and explain which unit of time is most appropriate.

Any other general reminders

 Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

Please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Cloakroom doors get locked shortly after 9am. Children arriving after that must use the main front door.

           

Information for Parents – Spring Term 2018

 

Class:

5/6

Topic for this term:

Mad Scientists & Alchemy Island

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Mad Scientists

We will be finding out about Mad Scientists for the first half term. The topic will be reading focussed, with plenty of opportunities to carry out science investigations. We will be making animations on the iPads too. We will be preparing and presenting to the rest of the class, using HWB to support our presenting skills!

 

Alchemy Island

Dim the lights and play some eerie music to create a magical atmosphere as you welcome the Chief Alchemist’s apprentice into your classroom. Under his arm, he carries a golden box containing a map, a key for the map, a riddle and a range of scientific samples from a magical place called Alchemy Island. Wait for the Chief Alchemist’s apprentice to read the riddle and give the children their first task. Can they work out where their journey begins?

We will be writing fantasy stores and focussing on how to be persuasive! We will be carry out investigations in the Alchemy Lab and using coding programmes on the Chrome Books.

 

The children have all been given HWB usernames and passwords. They have a copy in their reading records. This account gives them access to Office 365 and a wide range of learning tools.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Tuesday & Friday, however, this may change depending on the weather. Could indoor and outdoor kit please be in school every day

Days homework will be set:

Friday

Days homework is to be handed in:

Tuesday

Any other ways parents can help

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables. Please could you encourage your child to complete homework tasks set- if there are any problems please contact the class teacher.

Please can you encourage your child to tell the time regularly.

Any other general reminders

 Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

Please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Cloakroom doors get locked shortly after 9am. Children arriving after that must use the main front door.

 

 

Information for Parents – Autumn Term 2017

 

Class:

5

Topic for this term:

Stargazers & Hola Mexico

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Stargazers

Journey through space, the final frontier…. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of the solar system!

We will be investigating the eight planets and taking a look at the moon. Then its 3…2…1…. BLAST OFF! We will be building and launching a rocket for an important test mission. Our topic has a science focus but we will be developing our information writing skills and poetry skills. We will be visiting Cardiff Museum and taking a look inside a Planetarium.

Hola Mexico

Welcome to Mexico! We will explore this magnificent country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun packed festivals. We will be concocting cocktails and Mexican meals and having a feast!

We will be writing myths and legends and instructions during this topic and exploring Mexican dance and celebrations.

 

The children have all been given HWB usernames and passwords. They have a copy in their reading records. This account gives them access to Office 365 and a wide range of learning tools.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Year 5 are swimming for the first half term. Could you please ensure a PE kit is in school every day as we will be doing outdoor games after half term.

Days homework will be set:

Friday

Days homework is to be handed in:

Tuesday

Any other ways parents can help

If you have any information or knowledge that you could offer on space and the planets, and are happy to share this with the children please get in touch.

Do you have a telescope we could borrow? Please let us know if you do.

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables.

Any other general reminders

 Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

Please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Cloakroom doors get locked shortly after 9am. Children arriving after that must use the main front door.