Welcome to Penguins
Welcome back! I hope that you all had a restful and relaxing summer holiday!
Year 5 is going to be the busiest year yet at Westfield! We have lots of work to do to prepare our children for in the coming year. It is vital that all children are supported to complete their reading, times tables and spellings daily at home, in addition to their weekly Maths and English homework. Stickers in the children’s homework diaries remind them of their logins and passwords for valuable online resources such as Mathletics, Lumio, Purple Mash and ActiveLearn. These websites can be used to practise and consolidate children’s skills across the curriculum but especially with using and applying their Maths knowledge.
Our topic this term is Under Our Noses. Within this topic we will be looking at the history of Old Woking and how it has changed through time. We will be studying the River Wey and comparing it to other rivers such as the Amazon. Our science topic is about living things and their habitats and we will compare animals and study the life processes of reproduction is some plants and animals.
In addition to our academic work, there is lots to look forward to this term: we have E-Safety workshops, which teach children the importance of safety whilst online and links to our Computing curriculum and a trip to Parliament to learn more about British Values and our political system later on in the term.
We are looking forward to working closely with parents this year. We have class assemblies, as well as meetings and workshops. Parents will be invited to workshops about maths learning which we hope will facilitate learning children do at home. There will be individual meetings for some children and their parents involved in our Achievement for all project this year, as well as the regular parents evening just before the October half term.
I look forward to working with you and your children during this academic year. If you have any concerns or worries about anything at all, please come and chat to me, so that we can work together to resolve the problem.
Wishing you and your children a great first term in Year 5!