Easter – Getting ready for the summer term
We have had a busy term with swimming, handball tournaments, World Book Day, cake sales, and many Royal Albert Hall trips along with all your other lessons! You deserve a well earned rest over Easter. We do have a couple of things for you to do to help you prepare for next term.
- There are a few things you will need to get you ready for art. Please can you find some images of flowers. You might look at old birthday cards, pictures in magazines, wallpaper, wrapping paper, postcards, calendars, fabric, or pictures of famous paintings. Please bring to school as many as you can find on the first Thursday back to school (Thursday 25th April). Please also look for some stones that are larger, with a slightly flat surface. This does not mean they have to be round but larger stones will be easier to work with. The more stones you have the more variety you will have for art. Please bring these to school on Thursday 2nd May.
- We would like you to start to read some classic fiction ready for our English lessons. This is a Year 5 objective in the English curriculum. Some of your choices could be:
The Jungle Book
The Railway Children
The Secret Garden
The Lion. The Witch and The Wardrobe
The Little Princess
Alice in Wonderland
Winnie The Pooh
Novels by Enid Blyton
Anne of Green Gables series
The Family From One End Street
The Railway Children
Milly Molly Mandy
Swallows and Amazons series
Remember that classic fiction is well over 50 years old (some books were written nearly 100 years ago) We know that reading classic fiction is a challenge – the stories are long and the language can be tricky. You can find some shorter versions of this story genre. You could also watch a film or animation of some of these classic stories too.
A reminder, PE next half term will be outside. This is weather dependent and we will hope to go out on a Thursday or Friday. You need your kit in school all week please.
Wishing you all a happy Easter break!
‘10 minutes a day on EVERY topic for 10 days’
In order that your child has the best possible chance of gaining the expected standards in the Key Stage 2 tests after the holidays, we are hoping you will encourage them to do some revision during the holiday break.
Your child has been given a booklet called ’10-4-10’ for every subject. This asks them to spend 10 minutes a day, for 10 days, on each topic. They get the weekends off!
Every day there are five arithmetic questions and some longer test questions to complete. Pupils write their answers on the sheets, but may need some paper for extra working out.
If your child really struggles with any topic, please highlight in the booklet and we can ensure that we go over various topics in our revision sessions after Easter.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Sheldon
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