Combe Down Primary School

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Welcome to Year 5

Maple 1 - Mrs Raby, Mrs Inwood and Mrs Hawkins
Maple 2 - Miss Gander and Mrs Hawkins 

Week ending 11th January 2019:

Happy New Year to you all! It has been lovely to see everyone has arrived back to school refreshed, happy and ready to start a new term. Our thanks again for the kind words, cards and gifts at the end of last term - they were all very much appreciated.

Our new Topic is a Geography-based one called  Around the World in 30 Days. We have uploaded a new Topic Overview to give you an idea of the learning that will take place over the next few weeks.

Next week, in Maths, we will be looking at mental calculation strategies for addition and subtraction, including decimal numbers. Key vocabulary includes mental addition, rounding, partitioning, decimal, method, number facts, counting on and doubles.

In English we will continue our fiction unit based on a journey.  Key vocabulary includes speech punctuation, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, empty words, main and subordinate clauses .

PE with Mr Lett will be on Wednesdays as usual. For the next two weeks, the other PE session will be on Monday. We are lucky enough to have a visiting Dance coach from the Royal High School, who will lead the sessions with each class.

Homework this week is a research project related to our new topic. Each child has chosen a country to research and complete a fact file on. This is due in class by Wednesday 16th January. New spellings have also been sent home with the dates for each weekly test so you can plan ahead. The first test is Wednesday 16th January.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team.