Welcome to YEAR 5
Welcome back after the New Year!
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.
Blood Heart is our topic and science focus for this half term. During this time we will be learning all about the circulatory system. This involves studying how the heart works, finding out what four components make up the blood, making our own blood model and even dissecting a heart!
We will be visiting the Oldham Regional Science Centre every week until half term. Here we will be able to further extend our scientific knowledge by investigating reflections, friction and DNA. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience science investigations in a science lab.
Our R.E focus will be on the Jewish Worship and Community, where we will be looking at features of giving in the community and expressing Faith.
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.
Castleshaw - Wednesday 24th April 2019
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.