Introduction

What have you all been up to during lockdown?  I've mostly spent a lot of time at home and in my garden.  Poppy and Marvin have been delighted (mostly) with this.  Check out the gallery to see what your classmates have been up too.
https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
 
Dear Doves - let's get silly! 
 
This year's Summer reading challenge is a little bit different, due to the ongoing pandemic.  You are able to loan out ebooks and audiobooks from your local library, as well as reading all the books you have at home!  
There are recommendations for books from other children, as well as games, quizzes and fun facts.   The theme is silly - literally!   So, join the Silly Squad and get reading to earn badges, as well as having fun reading.  
 
Love Miss Fuller
Dear Doves, 
 
I hope you are all well and making the most of spending time with your families?  Please remember to use Seesaw to complete your learning activities.  I am checking daily and adding new items.  If you can't remember your password, check in your pack, or contact another class member to see if they can help you. 
Please also check in with the office, they can contact me - office@stmichaelsce.co.uk
 
Love you to all
 
Miss Fuller
Psalm 68:13
 
 
 
Welcome to Doves Class
 
 
Year 5
Miss Fuller (class teacher) , Miss Antoniou and Mrs Sherwin (Teaching partners) welcome you to our class.
 
 
Please remember that reading is part of our home learning.  Reading records need to be SIGNED and handed in EVERY MONDAY.  This can be a mix of your child's levelled reading book and their reading for pleasure book (their own choice).  

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.  Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.  

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.  Audio books and podcasts are also a great way to vary reading materials.  A range of non-fiction and fiction will increase word knowledge and improve general knowledge.   

Thank you

Welcome to a new school year!  We are so looking forward to welcoming you back.   
Our first topic of the year is North America and we have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned - including a very exciting Science trip, as well as visitors.