Welcome to Year 5!
This page will be updated with information throughout the year. Keep popping in to find out what is going on in year 5.
Meet the teachers:
Mrs Sherwood (PPA cover)
Miss Hinton (PE PPA cover)
PE kits should be in school at all times. Children will take them home at half term to be washed and ready for the next half term. The kit should include: a white t-shirt, royal blue shorts and black PE pumps. Plain black or navy jogging bottoms can be worn in the winter. PE kits can be purchased from the office. Please make sure that your child takes off any jewellery before coming into school. If your child is unable to participate in PE, please send them in with a note.
PE lessons take place on:
5F - Wednesday AM & PM
5H - Friday AM
5P - Friday PM
Homework is set every week online. For Math's homework, we will be encouraging children to use Times Table Rockstars. English/Topic homework will be set on Education City/Purple Mash every Friday and due to be completed by the following Friday. The teacher will notify the children of what homework has been set that week.
The children will be given their logins again and must be kept in a safe place. If you have any problems accessing the internet, please speak to your class teacher to arrange for paper copies. Please encourage your child to read daily and listen to them at least once a week.
Your child will be tested on their spellings every Friday.
At the start of every half term, a spelling list will be sent home with your child. Please ensure that your child learns their spellings and are tested on them at home where possible. The spellings can also be found below, in case your child loses their copy.
We will start the term focusing on a Newspaper report, which will be linked to our trip to the National Space Centre. Following this, we will look at writing a balanced argument based on current affairs and issues that the children are passionate about. We will then move onto writing an advertisement and using persuasive language and superlatives. We will also focus on a range of sentence types such as: 2 pairs, subordinate clauses, relative clauses and figurative language. Each English lesson will have a specific SPaG focus. Reading will be promoted through daily Guided reading and story time sessions as well as a weekly reading comprehension.
We will continue to develop our mastery approach to mathematics developing reasoning skills, problem solving and fluency. We will begin by looking at a range of multiplication and division methods before moving onto fractions. The fractions unit will include, adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions as well as calculating fractions of amounts. This will then lead into looking at the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Children need to continue to learn their times tables up to 12 and we will continue to focus on a mathematical concept each week in arithmetic to consolidate their understanding.
Our topic is Space (Spring 1) and The Tudors (Spring 2).
Through these topics we will be linking our History, Geography, Art and Design and Design Technology.
Our first educational visit will be to the National Space Centre in Leicester. This will give children the unique opportunity to see real Space artefacts and advanced technology as well as inspiring the children to think scientifically and develop their curiosity of the world around them.
The life skill that we will be focusing on this term is cooking. There will be an opportunity for children to design and create their own Tudor banquet.
The soft skills that we will be developing are communication, teamwork, creativity and leadership skills.
Our bucket list experiences for this term include a visit to the Space Centre and a Tudor themed trip (see calendar for dates).
For the latest up-to-date news and events please link the school calendar to your personal calendar at our website:
Please can you encourage and remind children to wear black school shoes to school and not trainers. Our children look so smart when they are in full school uniform and we would like the same standards for everyone.
Also, a gentle reminder that mobile phones are not permitted to be brought into school. If there is a particular reason why your child needs to bring a phone into school, please speak to the office staff as there are certain conditions that are outlined in a letter and a form needs to be signed.
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