Welcome to YEAR 5
We would like to welcome you and your child to Sycamore class.
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, Mr. Worsley or Mr. Healey
During this first half term we will be learning all about our identity. We will be finding out what makes us unique, what similarities and differences we have. During this time we will be creating our own avatar and book cover.
We will also carry out some research on Black History Month.
After half term out topic will be 'Off With Their Heads' we will travel back in time to meet the 'Terrifying Tudors'. We will meet some very important figures from history who will give us an idea of what it was like to live during this time. We will also be developing our geography skills by comparing maps of Tudor London and modern London.
During the first half term we will be looking at Great British Scientists, especially Stephen Hawking. We will be finding out interesting facts on him and what he was famous for.
For the second half term we will look at forces in action. We will be carrying out a variety of investigations and experiments using equipment such as levers, pulleys and gears.
Our R.E focus will be on expressing beliefs through the arts. During this time we will be looking way different religions express their beliefs.
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.
26th September 2019 - We have an opportunity to create our own pizzas at a pizza restaurant in Manchester.
9th December 2019 - Oldham Coliseum to watch this years pantomime.
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.