Primary 5

Block 5 Class Information

 Teacher:

Mr Davies 

PE days :

This year our P.E days will be on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has their kit with them on these days.

Important Dates :

September Weekend: Friday 27th and Monday 30th September

Finish for October Break: Friday 11th October

 Homework :

Homework is given out twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays. Spelling and Reading homework is given out on Mondays and Maths homework on Tuesdays. Please ensure that pupils complete the homework by the required days. Mr Davies is happy to help any children who are finding the tasks tricky. All children have been provided with a homework folder. 

Literacy and Modern Languages: 

Reading: The class are using a guided reading programme this term, focusing on reflective reading, comprehension tasks and reading with the teacher. We will also soon begin the Accelerated Reading programme which encourages personalisation and choice as well as a deeper understanding of the texts read.

Writing: Primary 5 are focusing on imaginative and personal writing this block, as well as genre, setting and characterizations.  We are learning to use more imaginative vocabulary in our writing and ensuring we use paragraphs and headings regularly.

Grammar/Spelling: The class undertake one grammar lesson a week from our Jolly Grammar 3 book. For spelling, children work from different Jolly Spelling books, undertaking a Spelling test on Friday mornings.

French: P5 will be learning French this term! We have already started learning about colours and numbers from 1-30. 

Numeracy and Mathematics : 

Primary 5 have been focusing on Number processes this block. We are covering Place Value, Estimating and Rounding, as well as recapping important skills in our four functions. We will also be moving onto Money this block.

Health and Wellbeing :

As well as our weekly PATHS lessons, the children will learn about managing their emotions. We will also look at road safety and internet safety. The class have been particularly reflective in PATHS and have developed an excellent attitude towards helping others and being mindful of other people and their emotions.

Broad General Education :

The class have begun their new class topic of The Rainforest, which we will develop throughout our curriculum this block.

RME: The class will receive a weekly RME slot this term, with our focuses being on Islam and other religions around the world.

How Can You Help at Home? :

We are very reflective in Primary 5, and know when we need practice at certain things. Any extra practice at home can assist in complimenting the pupils’ learning in class. Please also be sure to check for diaries and letters every day. I would appreciate if diaries could be checked and signed each week. Thank you!

Class Gallery :

We will update the class gallery as the year goes on – watch this space!

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