Beatbox tablesWe have been using Beatbox tables in class to practise our times tables.
Year 5 had a wonderful time visiting the mosque on Tuesday. We learned all about the 5 pillars of Islam and how Muslims go on Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The children particularly enjoyed trying on traditional Islamic dress. We even got to sample some dates which are an important food in the Muslim culture.
Our trip to the Derby mosque!
Welcome to Year 5!
In class 7 the teacher is Mrs Vernon-Thompson. The teaching assistants are Mrs Dow, Mrs Thompson and Miss Goodhead.
In class 8 the teacher is Miss Makepeace and the teaching assistants are Mrs Robinson and Mrs Cooke.
In class 9 the teacher is Miss Wright and the teaching assistants are Mrs Castel and Miss McLean.
We will be having PE on a Wednesday and Friday in Year 5. Our PE topics this term are Gymnastics and Swimming. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit on these days. We will be starting swimming on Friday 22nd September.
Spelling tests will be on a Thursday and homework will be given out on a Friday which will start on the 15th September. It will then be due in the following Thursday.
Your child was given a new reading book on Monday and the bookworm reward scheme has now started again for this year. Please remember to record any reading your child does in their reading diary to ensure they can receive their stamps. These will be checked twice a week so please make sure they are in school every day.
Class teachers are available on the playground every day if you have any questions.
We hope everyone has a lovely half term break, it has been a fantastic first term leaning all about the Greeks. Over the half term holidays we have sent the childrens' new list of spellings and some suggestions on ways to practise these ready for our weekly spelling tests. The children have now all been allocated to their new classes on Reading Eggs to use next week.