Welcome to YEAR 5
Please take time to read our class page as it contains information that you and your child will find useful for this term. If you have any further questions about how we can support your child, please do not hesitate to ask Ms Hunt or Miss Forster.
In Autumn 1, out topic will be Gallery Rebels. We will be studying the lives and work of various artists such as Van Gogh and Lowry. We will be visiting Manchester Art Gallery to take a closer look at some art work and create our very own 'Broadfield Art Gallery'.
Darwin's Delight will be our Autumn 2 topic, during this time we will be learning all about evolution. During this term we will have the opportunity to visit Chester Zoo.
We will be learning about Electricity and circuits. We will be making a range of circuits and understanding how to keep safe when using electrical equipment.
During this term we will be learning all about Identity, British Values and Broadfield Values. We will discuss and find out what Identity means and 'What makes us British'. The main focus will be on our ethnic heritage, faiths and traditions and how these all relate to our Identity.
Throughout our time at Broadfield we focus on British Values and how these relate to our school values. Our school values are:
Homework Club is Thursday 3:15 - 4:15
Homework will be given on a Thursday and will consist of Maths and English. Please could you ensure your child completes their homework over the weekend. Completed homework is due in on Monday morning and those who have forgotten or not completed their homework will be expected to do it in their play or dinnertime. They need to use black pen or pencil. If your child requires extra support they can attend homework club every week.
This year we will be focusing heavily on reading. This is an important life skill and our aim is that all children will develop a love of reading; for interest, education and pleasure.
As a reading school we encourage children to use our school library to borrow books. It is open every lunchtime and after school on Thursdays. Children can also borrow a book from our class library. As with any school property, books need to be returned to school in the same condition as when they took them home. Damage to books must be paid for.
Please can you encourage your child to write a comment in their reading records, these will be checked regularly.
Manchester Art Gallery - 5th October
Pantomime - 20th November
Chester Zoo - 29th November - all monies to be paid at the office
We expect a high standard of behaviour at all times. The school expectations, consequences and rewards will be discussed with all children at the beginning of each term. Not following the expectations affects the education of all children in the class and will be taken seriously.
We use several strategies to encourage children to manage their own behaviour and to become positive role models.
In School, we have been talking to the children about keeping safe online. Do you know what your child is doing on the internet?
Were you aware that children cannot join Facebook until they are thirteen?
Please can you find the time to talk with your child about what they are doing online and the potential dangers of inappropriate use. If you require any support with this or suggestions for alternative technology free activities, please ask.