Welcome to Orca Class
Miss Goodwin (Maternity cover) – Year 5 Class Teacher
Mr Rigg – Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Reading at Hendal Primary School
Reading: Our reading resources continue to build upon previous learning stages! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.
Welcome to Year 5. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;
- Space – To infinity and beyond
- The Terrible Tudors
- The Vile Victorians
- Wild West
- The Rainforest
You can also speak to your class teacher Miss Goodwin for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 5 or click on the link below.
Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.
What is going on this Term
This half term you child’s topic is – Eurovision
Our topic this half term is a geography topic focusing on Eastern Europe. We will be locating the countries using an atlas and researching their human and physical features. As well as looking at the environmental impact of the Chernobyl disaster. Our English topics are closely linked, in that we are writing a narrative – Around Eastern Europe in 80 days- and a holidays from hell letter of complaint. Our Class text this half term is Around the World in Eighty days by Jules Verne.
What is going on this Term
Topic Launch: Around the World in Eighty Days – Movie Afternoon
Educational Visit/Visitors: Countryside Live – TBC
Things to Remember
Your child should arrive promptly at school for 9.00 am ready to begin morning work. It is paramount that your child is not late as this accumulates lost learning time.
Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:
Wednesday AM– Indoor/Outdoor PE kit
Wednesday – Homework & Spellings are to be handed in
Friday PM – Indoor/Outdoor PE kit & Homework and Spelling handed out
If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Miss Goodwin).
Home reading books should be brought into school every day.
If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to you child’s class teacher (Mrs Freer).
We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.
Please listen to your child read at home at least three times a week and record this in your child’s reading record.
Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link; http://www.schoolmilkuk.co.uk/
Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.