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Welland
Academy

Year 5 Kenya

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Welcome to Kenya Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Barsby

Teaching Assistant: Miss Chambers, Miss Curtis and Mrs McCombe

 

We are very excited to be back in school with your children and we are happy to say we have settled in well to the new term. This term we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and we have already begun to delve into the mysteries surrounding the famous Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

PE days will be on a Monday and a Friday. Please ensure your child has a full Welland Academy PE kit and that they arrive for school already dressed for PE. Also please make sure that long hair can be tied back for PE and if your child has earrings please make sure that they are removed before the lesson. 

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.

English currently has a focus on the Disney short film 'feast' and then we will be covering more fiction work after that. 

Maths this half term will be focusing on place value. This includes making sure we understand large numbers and that we can represent them in many different ways. We have already made a brilliant start with this!

Guided reading is based around our topic of 'Pharaohs' and Ancient Egypt and we are starting by looking at the historian and archaeologist Howard Carter.

Times tables will be tested everyday. It would be really helpful if parents could support children with the practise of these at home, if you are unsure of how to do this please speak to Miss Barsby.

Homework will regularly be distributed through teams every week. Alongside this, they must practice their spellings weekly, their reading daily, and if they have a Lexia License then they will need to be using this daily.

If you have any questions about  your child’s class, routines, or learning we are pleased to talk to you briefly on the playground at the end of the day. If you would like to speak in confidence, or have a longer conversation, please make an appointment at the office.

Thank you!