Tamar Class



Launch Day

Tuesday 11th September

Tamar class had the responsibility of investigating an alien crash landing.

The morning was spent trying to figure out what different parts of the wreckage were and seeing if we could put them back together.

In the afternoon Tamar decoded a message that had been left for them by the alien visitor. We then had a selection of clues to solve so that we could find tools to help the alien get home.

The alien has sent us a message letting us know that he is home and safe! Well done Tamar!


Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to Tregolls. We hope you have all had a fabulous break and are raring to go for the new term. Please see below details of the Autumn curriculum and key information.

Our team

May I take this opportunity to welcome our team for this academic year: Myself, Miss. Henderson, class teacher, Mrs. Cooper, who will be supporting our learning throughout the week and Mr Watts, who will be teaching the class on Wednesdays.

Project and Science

Our project this term will be Space, with the focus question being ‘Could you live on another planet?’ We will be exploring astronomy throughout history and learning about new space projects.

Our Science will link throughout our project with a strong focus on the solar system and the movement of the different planets. This will involve lots of practical elements and some visits.

Literacy and Numeracy

The literacy throughout this term will link with the main project, we will be writing; letters from outer space, sci-fi and alien themed stories and a planet explanation text.

Numeracy will be focused on improving the children’s understanding of place value and using this within a range of contexts. We will then move onto to the 4 operations, where the children will be mastering the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Can I please ask that your children are regularly learning their multiplication tables at home, as these are so important for all of our Maths learning.

MFL – French and RE

Tamar Class will be learning French this term with  Mrs Beatty. The children will be learning how to have conversations in a shop and how to ask for and give directions. They will also learn some Christmas phrases and how Christmas is celebrated in France.

In RE, the children will be learning about Cornwall as a place of Christianity.  We will be studying the significance of churches within Christianity and learning about the Christian way of life.

PE days and kit

We will be continuing our PE sessions this year with our sports coach, Mrs Butterly. These lessons will take place every Monday. Please ensure that the children have all of their kit clearly labeled in a PE bag each week. Thank you for your support with this.

The kit requirements are:

Boys – Blue short and a Tregolls t-shirt

Girls – Leggings or blue shorts and a Tregolls t-shirt

Footwear –PE plimsolls or trainers.

As the weather will grow colder, please ensure that your child has a school jumper to wear for outdoor PE.

If you have any issues with the PE kit please pop in and speak to us.

Homelearning Requirements

As per the Home Learning Policy, children in year 5 should be spending 45 minutes on their literacy and numeracy pieces each week. Where possible, these two pieces of homelearning will reinforce skills being taught that week in class. The children will be set homelearning which challenges them and tests their resilience. Please support your child by offering tips and advice for each piece.

In addition to the weekly literacy and numeracy piece, the children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please question your child on what they have read and then sign their homeschool reading records. This will need to be completed daily as we will be completing a daily reading chart in school each morning. Children who choose not to read each day will forfeit their breaktime.

Homelearning and spellings will be given out on Thursdays (beginning the week commencinbg 17th September) and homelearning will be collected in on Mondays. Children have the responsibility to complete their homelearning, and so, if it is late, they will forfeit part of their lunchtime. Please support your child in keeping their homelearning books neat and tidy. Thanks for your support with this; we cannot overemphasize the importance of learning away from school – it will support your child in making great progress this term.

Open door policy

As you should be aware by now we operate an open door policy at Tregolls, and therefore I will always be on hand before or after school to discuss any issues you may have.

Autumn term Letter Tamar