My name is Mr Greenslade and I am currently the class teacher of the Woodpeckers! Our TA is Miss Barr and the other year 5 teacher is Mr Bemister.
The children will receive homework on a Thursday and will be expected to complete this for the following Tuesday - this will usually include a weekly Spellings task and a Maths task. Reading regularly with your child is also really important (and great for our word count) so please encourage the children, as will I, to bring their books home to share with you. The children will do outdoor PE on a Tuesday afternoon and indoors on a Wednesday afternoon with Go Active so please ensure their PE kit is in school. The children will go swimming in the Summer Term so remember to be prepared with swim wear and a towel.
Our topic this term is The Moon and Universe- the children will be learning about the Earth, Moon and how day/night and the seasons occur. They will learn about the Moon Landings and experience what it was really like for an astronaut to set foot on the Moon. Thanks for the many Space themed creations that have been coming in to brighten up our classroom. Hopefully, the children will be sharing their enthusiasm of this subject with you and we would love to see or hear any ideas you have to offer!
If you have any questions please come and see me before or after school and I will be more than happy to help!
We have been painting rocks this week. It is has become a national phenomenon that people across England have been taking part in and we decided we wanted to join in! The children will bring their rocks home to hide in various places around Plymouth in the hope to pass a message on!
We have been teaching the children in year 5 and across the school that it is ok to make mistakes and that occasionally maths workings will be a bit messy but that’s ok as long as we try to get the correct answer. Resilience is key in all subjects and specifically for problem solving in Maths.
We were lucky enough to visit Hound Tor. The children really enjoyed exploring the medieval village, scrambling and weaselling through caves and coming up with some amazing vocabulary for their own Dartmoor legends.