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Autumn Term 1

Teaching in Olive class this year is Ms McNulty

If you need to speak to Ms McNulty, please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.

Homework is sent home every Wednesday/Thursday and is due on Tuesday of each week.

This term our value is Unity.

Dear parents, carers and children, welcome to your first term in year 5. We hope you will enjoy your first term and I am looking forward to meeting you all. 

Our topic for the Autumn term is the stone age.  We will be findng out about the stone age through reading, film and by experts (We have one in school!)  Your child will be attending a flint workshop at school and a trip to a stone age settlement at Hill End Camp. In reading your child will be encouraged to take home a reading book each night.  Reading diaries, when they arrive, should be filled in by either the child or the parent if possible.  In guided reading we will be studying a classic as a whole class-  Stig of the Dump.

Maths will focus on improving and developing our place value knowledge to 6 digits, including decimal numbers. We will also be looking at formal methods of calculation and improving our mental maths recall of x facts, addition number bonds, short division, multiples, factors and fact families.  Chanting of x tables at home and online games, would support this work.

In PE we will be attending swimming lessons at the Ferry Pool, please do ensure that your child has their PE kit on a Monday from the 18th September 2017.  Our other PE slot will be athletics.  Again, please ensure that you have the correct kit. 

It should be an exciting term!



The flints were very sharp and made useful tools for the stone age people
Exploring flints - the stone age tool of choice
Flint knapping
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