Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to the Autumn term. We have been looking forward to having the children back in school, and hope that they are looking forward to being back at school too.
We will support your child with their transition back into school life as best we can. You can rest assured that we have made our school as safe a place as it can possibly be and that we will give your children the time to adjust into their new class.
All of our school procedures, risk assessments and letters to parents can be found on our school website using the link below:
For the first five and a half weeks of term we will be running a ‘Catch Up’ curriculum to ensure that all pupils have had the chance to focus on the areas of the curriculum that they missed during lock down. In the forecast, you will see the areas that will be covered during this catch up period.
During Literacy lessons we shall be
Writing — Descriptive language and story writing
GAPS — Verb tenses, verb inflections, apostrophes to show possession and conjunctions
Guided Reading — Matilda
To include: decoding, fluency, prediction, relating, vocab, author choices, sequencing, retrieval, inference and summarising.
We shall focus, in Maths, on developing skills in place value, the four operations, time, statistics, properties of shape and position and direction.
The Year 5 pupils will be attempting ‘Fluent in Five’ maths activities every morning and will continue to develop their ‘Mastery’ and reasoning to gain an in depth understanding of number and problem solving.
In Science, we shall be studying humans and keeping healthy. This topic will look at the human body - its bones and skeleton, its muscles and how we move.
We will also for learning about nutrition and what humans need to keep them healthy.
In history and geography we will be doing a local study of Shrewsbury and looking at the Tudor influence
and medieval buildings like the castle and The Abbey. We will then contrast these to Liverpool, looking at imports and exports and economic regions.
Our Darwin Values focus this term will be ‘Bounce-backabilty’. We want all of our pupils to become independent, self-motivated learners, and by working on these attributes we hope that the children will become more resilient. We will also be focusing on the big feeling of Happiness.
PE will be taught on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E in school on these days.
Our focus for P.E will be on team building and problem solving.
Spellings will be given out on a weekly basis. Please help your child to learn their spellings and support your child where needed. Reading at home is very important. We expect children to read daily at home and that they are heard read by an adult at home at least twice a week. Each time a child reads, please remember to make a record in their reading diary.
We always warmly welcome extra support in class, so please do not be afraid to
offer to come in if you think there is something you could help with. Questions and queries about your child’s learning are also welcomed so please don’t hesitate to ask.
Mr Thomas Miss. Pearson
Parent Information Event - Keeping your child safe online
It's important to have an awareness of what your child is doing online, how to check their activity and what to do if you have concerns.
The following websites provide some useful information: