Creative Conductors Workshop by E-ON
Roath Park Science Trip
Autumn Term 2017
We hope everyone has had a brilliant summer break and are looking forward to the coming year in Year 5. Our Year 5 teaching team this year is Mr Gumm, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Williams.
Our Autumn Term topic this year is Allotment which will run across all subject areas focusing on the history of allotments, British plants and sources of produce from around the world.
In addition to our topic this term, we are very lucky to have the incredible experience of the Welsh National Opera running workshops every Thursday which will develop the children's musical talents leading up to a performance in the Spring term.
See below for an overview of our learning this term
Attendance - Don't forget our weekly target for class attendance which is 97%. Make sure you arrive to school on time (8:50am) and make every effort to attend school to avoid absences affecting progress of learning.
Uniform - Blue jumper/cardigan, white shirt/polo shirt, grey trousers/skirt, grey socks/tights and black shoes (no trainers).
P.E. - Outdoor Games will take place every Tuesday with indoor PE sessions on a Wednesday. We suggest that it is best for the children to bring their PE kit in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday to ensure it is always in school.
P.E kits are: White t-shirt preferably with Glyncoed logo, navy shorts or navy jogging bottoms for outdoor lessons, black PE pumps for indoor sessions and trainers for outdoor games
Reading - Every child in Year 5 is expected to read at home at least 3 times a week. Reading will be monitored within Reading Diaries which need to be in school everyday. Each child has access to Bug Club online (logins have been issued) as well as home reading books which will be distributed/changed every Monday. All forms of home reading are actively encouraged by the school.
Reading Diaries - These require a comment to inform us how your child has read at home including areas which they have struggled with, their confidence in reading and their enjoyment of the text. This allows the class teacher to set appropriate reading for each child.
Homework - Homework will be issued at the end of every week. The due date for children to return their homework is every Wednesday.
Spellings - Spellings will be issued on a Monday with tests taking place the following week also on a Monday.
If any further information on our Year 5 routines are needed please contact us.
Mr Gumm, Mrs Thorpe & Mrs Williams.