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:
Mr A. Roxburgh 5AR teacher Year group leader
Miss L Faulkner 5LF teacher
Miss K. Hulse 5KH teacher
Mr L Salmon 5LS teacher
Mrs A Jones HLTA
Miss Harrison Learning Mentor Yr5/Yr6
Mrs C Hyde TA
Mrs K Goldsmith TA
Homework is set every half term. The children will receive 9 tasks. The aim is to complete a task a week. Some of these tasks are set on Mirodo, for English and Maths. The others are practical tasks for your child to complete. We ask that these practical tasks are brought in on the last week of the half term they are set.
Alongside the spellings we will send out the termly spellings for your children to learn. These will be covered in school but not formally tested, as we would expect them to be spelt correctly in their writing lessons.
Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record it in their reading records. 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.
Year 5 have PE every Monday and Thursday. 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.
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