Year 5

 
 
Miss Lloyd is our Year 5 teacher. This is her second year at King Street Primary School. She has been teaching since 2010 and is looking forward to an exciting and busy year with Year 5!
 
Miss Lloyd loves History and Art. She can't wait to get started with our new topic and find new and exciting ways to explore the curriculum.
 
We were delighted to have Mrs Cummings as our Year 5 Teaching Assistant.  Mrs Cummings loves to be creative in and out of school. We can't wait to have her input in Art and Design Technology.
Homework
 

The only weekly homework will be reading books and a set of 10 spellings to learn weekly. Spellings will be sent out at the beginning of the week and the test will be on Monday of the following week. Spellings are to be written into sentences generated by the children.

Please do try to ensure your child reads each night as this time is vital for embedding and developing reading skills. As children get further up the reading bands, it is not necessary that they read a book a night. We would like them to take their time reading and really gain a good comprehension of the books they are taking home.

Outdoor Education
 
During Outdoor Ed lastterm, we thought about skills a spy needs and had a go at canoeing through enemy territory without being detected.
 
Also, we have thought about the importance of mapping skills and why it might be important to be able to read a map as we ventured to the top of Roseberry Topping. We discussed why it was a good vantage point for a spy and what landmarks a spy might be interested in.
 
Our topic
 
Our curriculum topic this term is 'Gods and Monsters.' We will be reading and analysing the story 'The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess' by Julia Jarman, as well as writing our own version of The Nian - The Monster of the Lunar New Year .
 
During History, we will find out about the what the Ancient Greeks did for us. Furthermore, in Geography, we will be continuing to work on our mapping skills by using Digimaps and we will look at exploring human and geographical features in the local area.
 
In Maths, we will begin to look at formal methods of multiplication and division. Times table knowledge is vital so please practise at home. 
 
 
PE
 
PE will take place on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
 
We suggest PE kit is brought to school on a Monday and left here in case of timetable changes. This can then go home on Friday.
 
Pupils will need black shorts, a plain t-shirt in their house colour, socks, plimsolls or trainers. We do lots of PE outside so you may also like to provide jogging bottoms for colder days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings taken out or covered for PE.

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E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net