Spring Newsletter

 

Dear Parents,

 

I hope you all had a good Christmas holiday and are ready for another exciting term. The topic for this half term is ‘Robots’. We have already had a robot workshop day in school where we learnt more about how robots are used and programmed Lego Mindstorm robots to move in different ways and even avoid crashing into each other!  Over the unit we will investigate the different uses for robots, for example how robots are used to work in factories and save lives.

 

Will will be building a class robot in DT so if you have any cardboard tubes, small boxes or other materials that we could use such as wires, foild containers and so on please sent them into school.  We would also be very grateful if your child has any books or toys at home linked to the topic that you are happy for them to share with the class.

 

 

Homework

 

Homework books and spelling lists will continue to be handed out on a Friday. Please can all homework books be handed in by the following Wednesday so it can be marked and handed back the next Friday. Those children who do not complete their homework may be asked to attend the lunchtime club to complete the work they have missed.  Homework will be based on what we have been learning in class, though if your child is unsure of how to complete any of the activities please don’t hesitate to ask. It is also important that children continue to read every night to help them improve their fluency and develop their ability to infer information from texts. 

 

 

 

Leaps and Ladders

 

This half term we have new focus areas of learning:

 

Reading: To identify and discuss the author’s use of literal and figurative language

 

Writing: To understand the difference between subordinating and coordinating conjunctions and how we use these appropriately to improve the structure of our writing

 

Maths: To recall all multiplication facts quickly and to use the formal written multiplication method

 

The specific leaps for year 5 are displayed in the classroom and your child’s individual leaps are stuck in their partnership book. We will work on these leaps regularly during lessons and will assess children’s progress at half term. It would also be very helpful if you could regularly discuss these with your child (children) at home.

 

 

 

PE

 

Our PE sessions this term are on Monday and Tuesday. For safety reasons we follow the ‘NO jewellery’ policy for PE so please can I ask that children with pierced ears do not wear earrings to school on PE days. Children who do wear earrings to school will be asked to remove them before taking part in the lesson. This term we will be doing gymnastics so children will need black shorts and a white t-shirt.

 

I value your continuing support and comments so do not hesitate to contact me if you have a concern. I will be available in the playground every day before and after school and the partnership book also has a space for you to pass on any important messages.

 

I am extremely proud of the work produced by the children already this academic year and I can’t wait to see what the children will achieve in 2018.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Bacon

 

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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