Dear Parents, Children of Year 5 and Families,
As Christmas draws closer and we approach the end of term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the children for their hard work throughout the last term and to thank you as parents and families for your ongoing support.
We have had a fabulous start to Year 5, learning lots of new things and enjoying a range of exciting activities. In Maths, we have solved a multitude of word problems, learnt times tables, revised column addition and subtraction and learnt how to convert, add and subtract fractions with different denominators- to name just a few topics. In English, we have become authors, news reporters, journalists, editors and exceptional readers. The work the children have produced towards the end of term has been exceptional. As Scientists, we have endeavoured to research how forces interact with one another and the impact this can have. We have been designers, builders, investigators and entrepreneurs- even featuring on our own Dragons Den project. In computing, we have become experts at coding using Scratch to design platforms for games and interactive images. In Art, the children have created the most outstanding 3D models of cartoon animals which they are very proud of- we look forward to showing you these at our Art exhibition. As budding Historians, we have uncovered the truth about the not so well-known Shang Dynasty, understanding how people lived and how different their lives were to ours now. Forest school has been a particular highlight for both the children and myself. An opportunity to be lead by curiosity, nature and interaction with peers. We have some wonderful memories from our experiences and look forward to more later on in the year, The children have done a remarkable job in sporting activities and PE, taking part in many after school clubs, outside sporting events (and winning!) and learning new skills in their two PE sessions each week.
In the run up to Christmas, the children continued to astound me with their resilience and skills as they performed a wonderful version of the Nativity story in our Church performance last night. I was immensely proud.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating your children on the effort and progress they have made this term and I for one am very excited to continue to watch the children grow and flourish in the Spring term.
Thank you so much for my very generous Christmas gifts and wonderful card signed by all of the children.
I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
Your home learning is attached above.
Have a good weekend!