Welcome to Year Five!
Term 3 is well under way and we welcome Miss Terrell, who will be leading Year 5 on most days this term. Mrs Lee will still teach Tuesday afternoons and Mr Blake will be teaching Thursday mornings, and is available all week as usual!
PE this term will be on Wednesday and Friday.
We have begun learning about the Ancient Greeks, incorporating our Science topic of Space into this, as well as our learning, using the Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece as our inspiration.
Times Tables Games
As we come onto some of the more complex methods for calculating and problem solving in Maths, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to do a little more with our Times Tables, to ensure that they come so naturally to the children that they can focus more on the whole method.
According to the government, children should know all of their Times Tables by the end of Year Four. I would like to see all children practising tables that challenge them, like the 6s, 7s and 8s. If they still need cementing in the easier ones, then by all means have a go too!
I've attached some handy games websites to get your children really engaged with this; if you find any others, please tell me in their Homework Books so that I can share it on here too!
There are also a billion different apps on various stores for tablets and phones and the like.
Let me know how they go!