Year 5 is an exciting year for your children; it is full of wonderful learning opportunities. Your children are now in Upper Key Stage 2 and we strive to make your children independent, confident and responsible learners. We expect children in Year 5 to be responsible for their own learning, we expect them to follow our behaviour policy and we expect them to show respect to others, the school and most importantly, themselves. We are looking forward to the year ahead!
In our year group we have:
Miss R. Roche 5RR teacher Year group leader
Mr P. Harvey 5PH teacher
Mr N. Burdett 5NB teacher
Miss J. Payne 5JP teacher
Mrs J. Wheeler HLTA
Mrs J. Dankwa LSA
Mrs C. Hyde LSA
Mrs L. Mason LSA
Miss C. Todd LSA
Ms M. Durrant Learning Mentor
Homework will be sent out on Google Classroom on Monday (3:00 P.M) and needs to be completed by the following Monday (9:00 A.M). Unfortunately, any homework submitted late will not be marked. The children will be set a Maths or English task each week. Once per half term, they will also be set a topic-related assignment on Google Classroom. If children do not complete their homework by the due date, they will be expected to complete it during their lunchtime.
Children will also be set weekly spellings on google classroom. They will be set 8 spellings and a spelling rule. They will be tested every Monday on the 8 spellings along with 2 mystery spellings which will test their knowledge of the spelling rule. Please encourage your child to practice their spellings daily.
Reading records and AR
Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record it in their reading records. Every Monday, their reading records will be checked by their class teacher. Children who read more than 4 times a week will be put on the star. Children who do not read at least 4 times a week will be moved down to the cloud and miss 5 minutes of social time. As the children are now in UKS2, it is their responsibility to write in their reading records themselves. Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.
By the time children reach Year 5, they should know their times tables up to 12x tables. It is vital that they learn their times tables and are confident with them in order to succeed and progress well in maths lessons. Children are expected to spend at least 10 minutes on TT Rockstars daily.
Year 5 have PE every Monday and Tuesday. The children must come to school on those days wearing their PE kit. They will keep their PE on for the day. Please send a spare pair of shoes to school with your child, in case the pair they are wearing get muddy. Children who do not wear their PE kits to school on the designated days will lose ten mins of their social time.
During Autumn 1, 5PH will be going swimming every Friday afternoon. Please send your child to school on a Friday with their swimming gear underneath their school uniform.
A few reminders
- all long hair is tied up coming to school
- your child brings a water bottle to school every day
- your child brings a healthy snack to have at break time (e.g. a piece of fruit). Please note that there is no Tuck shop.
- your child brings pencil colours, a pencil, sharpener and eraser to school daily
- your child knows how they are getting home at the end of the school day
- your child brings a coat to school on cold/wet days
- if your child wears earrings, they are studs.
A final note
We will have contact with you throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns and wish to speak to us, please feel free to contact the school office who will direct your communication to us. We want the very best for your children and would love to work with you to ensure your children reach their full potential in year 5. Please support us in encouraging children to follow social distancing guidelines as well as adhering to our behaviour policy.
These are very strange times and by now, we would normally have met you in person, but do not be afraid to contact us through the school office and we will be happy to phone you back!