Welcome to Team Calder!
Team Calder are the Year 5 children at Brotherton and Byram CP School. Mrs Everett is the class teacher and Mrs Blower is the assistant teacher. The children are incredibly lucky to have specialist teachers in PE, Arts & DT and Spanish during the week.
Our day begins with a maths task, focussing on basic skills and the four operations. This is followed by a ‘check in’, a very important part of our day where we can share how we’re feeling. We then have reading, focussing on comprehension skills, and then writing. After playtime we have our maths session.
In the afternoon the children have a handwriting session, focussing on spellings and patterns. Then there is another reading session which allows children to develop their stamina and fluency skills. The rest of the afternoon is spent on our creative curriculum, for example, History, Geography, Computing, RE, Art and Design and Technology.
Every day your child will bring their reading book and planner home. Please encourage your child to read every day, to a sibling, to you or to themselves, and please record this in their planner. Your child’s planner will be checked regularly and if your child reads five times in a week they will receive a stamp and when they get five stamps a special prize from Mrs Fletcher.
Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to school on a Monday morning to leave at school throughout the week. They can then bring it home on a Friday.
Please encourage your child to practice their times tables regularly at home. There are lots of ways you can do this. Your child has a log-in for ‘TT rockstars’ which is a great game for practicing times tables.
In year 5 Spanish we continue to focus on 5 key skills; listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar with children working more consistently with longer sentences and paragraphs. Children build their repertoire of questions and answers in conversations. They will develop their vocabulary including how to give opinions about a range of sports, describe planets and design and shop for clothes.
We also have an eTwinning link with a school in Spain and collaborate on various projects and themes together.
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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Everett or any other member of the team.