Welcome to Witton and to 5SO!
It has been lovely to meet you all and help you settle in to our new class and school. I hope you have enjoyed your first week here and are looking forward to the future!
Don't forget we have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays so you'll need to wear your PE kit to school on those days.
This Friday (11th September), we are having a day off timetable in school to complete some team building challenges! Please make sure you are wearing sportswear and bring something warm as we will be outside all day if it is dry.
Now that you are in year 5, we want to increase your independent learning to benefit you. Your homework will be given out every Wednesday and you will have until the following Tuesday to complete your tasks. It will consist of:
- 15 minutes of reading, 5 days a week (record all reading in your reading records)
- Spellings (issued on Tuesday and tested on Monday), practise twice a week for 15mins each.
- Mymaths two pieces per week (approx 20mins each)
- Maths fluency (eg times tables) twice per week approx 15 mins each.
- Grammar task (generally from a work book) approx 30mins.
Alex Rider -
As a class we have been listening to the first book in the Alex Rider series (Stormbreaker) written by Anthony Horowitz. These books are about a 14 year old who ends up in the world of espionage much like a young James Bond. They are rich and imaginative stories which engross the reader. Anthony Horowitz has also written many children's books across a range of genres all of which are filled with ideas, vocabulary and grammar that can enrich a child's writing.
If you have been enjoying the Louis Sacher text Holes in our English lessons then check out the sequel Small Steps as well as other books from the same other: