Year 5 are settling back into the routines and making a good start to the new year. Mrs Arrol and Mrs Stone have enjoyed getting to know Year 5.
We have already started to immerse ourselves in our Glorious Greeks topics and are developing an understanding of how lots of aspects of Ancient Greece can still be seen in our society today.
Across this half term we are focusing on E-safety, as well as having an E-safety Day on Monday. The children have lots to share in relation to this. It is really important to talk to your child about what they are learning in school about E-safety and reinforce this message at home.
As mentioned in your whole school newsletter, our homework policy has been reviewed. In light of this, Year 5 now have an English/SPaG homework set on a Wednesday and due in on the following Wednesday. This is in addition to the usual maths homework, which will remain on a Friday. Each homework task should take the children around 20 minutes to complete. My Maths will continue to be set fortnightly and the children who complete this will receive an additional achievement point for their effort.
Year 5 team
The staff have been so incredibly proud of the children performing in the Carol Concerts over the last 2 weeks. They have sung their hearts out and represented the school beautifully, recreating the true meaning of Christmas.
Mrs Poole would like to thank all the children for their hard work this term – she has thoroughly enjoyed working with them all, she will miss them terribly but is also looking forward to her new adventures to come. We welcome Mrs Stone and Mrs Arrol to 5P in the New Year.
All the children and staff from Year 5 would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry and Safe Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to our final Christmas Carol Concert tonight.
Children are requested to arrive at school at 6:30pm to be ready for the 7pm performance. They should be dressed in school uniform and make their way to their classroom to be registered.
Choir members should meet in the Music and Drama room.
For parents who are not attending the performance, children will need to be collected from their classrooms at 7:40pm.
Year 5 and 6 team
There will be no homework this week as the children need to spend this time learning their Christmas Carol lyrics so they are secure by next week.
There are still spaces left if you would like to come along tonight and secure your knowledge within adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions so that you can support your child with confidence.
The workshop will be in 6G at 7pm – hot drinks and biscuits will be provided!
We look forward to seeing you later.
Year 5 Science
The children have had a brilliant week investigating how moon craters are formed. They used flour in trays to represent the moon’s surface and different size clay spheres, dropped from various heights, to see how the impact craters changed. The results were really interesting and not always what the children expected!
Reminder to book on
If you are keen to come along and improve your knowledge and understanding about fractions then don’t forgot to book onto the fraction workshop course which is happening next Thursday at 7pm – we’d love to see you there and promise it won’t be anything too scary!
Miss Goddard will send an email to those parents booked on at the end of this week.
For more information and booking instructions, see previous posts.
Carol Concert Information
As you know, the Christmas Carol Concert is fast approaching. We will be practising the songs in school but lyrics will also be sent home.
Due to two of our performances being in the afternoon, all children will be included in the concerts. If your child is not able to attend the evening concert of Tuesday 19th then please could you inform us so we can adapt seating.
Children will be selected for particular roles such as Bible readings and taking part in the tableau in the coming week. If they have a specific role or are part of the choir, they must be able to attend the evening performance.
We are looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks time!
Year 5 and 6 Team.
Following the information evening on Wednesday evening, please find the PowerPoint information here, or a pdf version here.
In order to support our parents, we are holding a Fraction Workshop aimed at parents who are not feeling confident in their own subject knowledge related to fractions. This will hopefully enable parents to feel able to feel more confident in supporting their children with their Mathematics education.
In this workshop, we will start with at the beginning by studying the basic foundations of fractions and take you through to looking at how we calculate with fractions using all four operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
The workshop will be run by Miss Goddard on Thursday 7th December at 7pm and will last for approximately an hour and a half.
We have 30 spaces available and booking is open now using the same system as our Parents’ Evening booking. To book onto this workshop, please follow these instructions:
Booking onto the Maths Workshop
- Navigate to www.parents-booking.co.uk/stmarks
- Complete the form, entering the details as you would expect them to be stored in the School’s records, eg. Daniel rather than Dan. On the next page you should see a box with the Maths Workshop listed. Click on Make Appointments Individually.
- The next page will display the Maths Workshop slots. Click on the next available time slot. (Note that we are using the Parents’ evening application to book for this workshop, so it appears that you have a timed slot, but this is not the case as the workshop starts at 7pm.)
- Select Make Booking to confirm your place. You should see your child’s name in the slot chosen.
If you have any problems logging in, click on the help button at the top of the screen. If you continue to have problems phone or email the school office.
Tel. 01256 346111
Confirmation of booking and a questionnaire will be sent to those attending in a couple of weeks time.