Twitter

20/04/18

Lunchtime fun in the sun! https://t.co/U9nGaoBnlE

20/04/18

We've got opportunities for a and a Assistant to join us in May. Find out more and apply at https://t.co/quPCoWuilD https://t.co/hyvAlpeOAm

19/04/18

Spring has truly sprung in our nursery today! &learning https://t.co/ZibU88MMoQ

29/03/18

Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight! https://t.co/jWVaQC6Jhs

29/03/18

Some of our wonderful homework projects received this half term. Keep up all the great home learning! https://t.co/S7ZAbZ93es

21/03/18

Calling all ! Would you like to join our outstanding academy in September? Find out how: https://t.co/aIuMcHGdpQ https://t.co/nKWfK9ZKiU

21/03/18

Excellent online safety day at KH. Thank you Jonathan for working with our children, staff and parents. https://t.co/oDqCprDf4U

20/03/18

Lots of fun learning at our Inspire Workshop this morning! https://t.co/Qyg6QRDAXo

18/03/18

Calling all ! Would you like to join our outstanding academy in September? Find out how: https://t.co/PjMTAG1dWH https://t.co/gZNrF98vAI

09/03/18

Spring PTA Fete come and join in the fun! https://t.co/i0Fj3bkf7c

08/03/18

We are looking for an Individual Support Assistant to join our team. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/3LBEQuqTfE https://t.co/j4Thi4uqCF

06/03/18

Calling all ! Would you like to join our outstanding academy in September? Find out how: https://t.co/5d8ZP9KuxZ https://t.co/v1usCJwaxb

04/03/18

We are looking for an Individual Support Assistant to join our team. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/cd5L43Q7M3 https://t.co/ZRhsdwNRCy

26/02/18

We are looking for an Individual Support Assistant to join our team. Find out more and apply: https://t.co/eBDAdKmxe7 https://t.co/Luv5xxrQMg

17/02/18

We're looking for a Midday Supervisor to join our team! Apply now at https://t.co/MYWlkMVcGM https://t.co/GIeyhxNnn5

10/02/18

We're looking for a Midday Supervisor to join our team! Apply now at https://t.co/WnuzWiNLPr https://t.co/1ENBKj0d14

08/02/18

New : Meet : . alumna and Art Lead at our academy! https://t.co/2DLyrt6mao https://t.co/oKmLT7L30O

07/02/18

We're looking for an teacher to join our team! Find out more and apply at https://t.co/OEaQMWv5sI https://t.co/LlYpjdJBNe

07/02/18

We're looking for Class to start in September 2018 ! Find out more and apply at https://t.co/WlzEl02rVd https://t.co/6XZwyyacri

03/02/18

We're looking for Class to start in September 2018 ! Find out more and apply at https://t.co/yHJsjnxGAO https://t.co/YqBaT9srN1

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Klee Class & Miro Class


Mrs Souissi and Mrs Harrison are teaching Klee Class and Miss Danning is the class teacher in Miro Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the summer term with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for the Summer term.

PE

In year 5, the PE day for Klee class is Friday and for Miro class is Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and on this day.

Trips

In Summer 1 we will be visiting a place of worship. We would welcome parent helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, so please contact the class teacher about this. In Summer 2 we will be visiting Greenwich Observatory for our topic Space.

Inspire Workshops

In Summer 2, the topic of the inspire workshop will be on how to help children learn at home. We would welcome parent involvement in this, and look forward to seeing you then.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. From 8.45, children will be able to walk to their own classrooms. Children must be on their way to their classrooms by 8.55 as the playground doors will close as normal, at 9am. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

This term we will be reading a book called ‘The Transfer,’ written by Terence Blacker.

Your task is to read another text by the same author.

  • Can you see similarities/differences between the text you select and the book being read in class?
  • Which book did you prefer? Why?

Be ready to share what you’ve found with the class!

Part of our topic is to discover more about our local area and how the area has changed over the years. We would like you to research Penge and its surrounding areas.

Your task is to describe how the area has changed over years, decades and centuries.

Find as many interesting facts and changes as possible.

Our topic for this half term is ‘Building a Village’.

Your task for this half term is to construct a village that would be able to provide a quality life for those people living there.

  • You must carefully select what you would do. You should consider how you would be able to supply all the resources people would need.

You can have a maximum of 8 buildings.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school:

  • Spellings: To be handed out each week.
  • Times-tables and division facts: From 2x to 12x and then the inverse.

Handwriting; joined up and in cursive.

Our POR story has the theme of never giving up and overcoming obstacles that seemed at first to be insurmountable.

Your task is to write a short story where your lead character has to overcome a challenge that has exactly that feeling.

  • What will the challenge be?
  • What are the emotions as they slowly but surely achieve their goal?

 

Due to global warming carbon dioxide and average temperature is rising whilst Arctic ice decreases by 13.2% per decade and land ice is getting thinner by 2856 Gigatonnes per year. At the same time, every year, the sea level rises by 3.2 millimetres. 

Your task is to design a village that is energy efficient and relies solely on natural resources.

  • Consider what materials should be used.
  • How can services still be provided to the population in an economy-friendly way?

 

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

The homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading The Transfer by Terence Blacker. This book is about Stanley and a virtual football player Lazlo, who is a genius super-striker. His skills may be exactly what Stanley’s team, City, so desperately needs. But there is something strangely familiar about Lazlo… Stanley’s heart races. He licks his dry lips. So does the player. Could Stanley’s wildest, most dangerous dream become terrifying reality?

In maths, we will be returning to our learning about fractions, before moving on to telling the time, and problems relating to time.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “Literacy Planet - word mania,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Souissi, Mrs Harrison or Miss Danning, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mrs Souissi, Mrs Harrison and Miss Danning