"Leaders and staff have high expectations of all pupils. They want the very best for them. Pupils work hard to meet these goals."

Year 5 Week 2

Even though the wonderful weather made us all feel like summer wasn't quite over, the children have had a glorious start to the 2023-2024 school year. They've settled straight back into the very best learning behaviours and are embracing our school values: READY, RESPECTFUL, SAFE.

The Year 5 pupils are excited to get going on their history unit which centres around the Roman invasion of Britain. They will be reading a wide selection of text-extracts based around this theme including Romans on the Rampage and Thieves of Ostia. These will help them create an emotive, historically accurate recount in the form of a soldier's diary. 

As always at Turves Green, the beginning of Autumn sees a whole school focus on place value as it provides a solid foundation for all areas of maths. We will be using and investigating numbers up to 1 000 000!

Please remember that pupils must read every day and it's really important that you sign your child's diary. It's one of the ways we track their fluency (and share their reading joys) but it is also a great way for home to communicate with class teachers. In Year 5, children are also expected to complete at least 45 minutes of Mathletics per week. Tasks will be set regularly and there are various tasks and games on which children can challenge themselves, and each other.

We look forward to getting to know you all as the year progresses,

Mrs Evans, Mr Millington and Mrs Haywood.