Welcome to Year Five!
We’re looking forward to teaching you again and to meeting some new faces!
This term we will be working on some targeted areas that we need to, in order to catch-up a little as well as starting lots of new learning.
Over the term, the children will participate in class reading sessions as well as reading at other times of the day.
Weekly spelling sessions will continue.
Maths lessons will follow the revised Year 5 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions as well as TT Rockstars practise.
In school our main topic is ‘Crime and Punishment’. Within this, Year 5 will be learning about ‘Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots’ and later on ‘The Black Death’. I’m really looking forward to these topics and have had fun looking at the content already.
There is an expectation that children will read at home daily either with an adult or independently. At the moment children are reading in school but not necessarily with an adult. Reading logs are to be completed daily and handed in every Tuesday.
This year there will be no weekly spelling homework. We will however be sending home the Year5/6 common exception words for children to practise and a list of spelling patterns we will cover. This enables children to continue to revise the spellings we are learning in school. There will be a half-termly test of common exception words and these will be sent home.
All children have their login details for TT Rockstars. They should continue to improve their rapid recall of multiplication facts using this. We will be awarding prizes for those who we can see are interacting with TT Rockstars as fast recall of multiplication facts is integral for some of the work we will soon be doing.
Further classroom Information
Our current PE day is a Thursday so please wear a full PE kit including trainers on Thursdays.
Please ensure children come to school each day with a water bottle so they keep hydrated. They are welcome to refill this throughout the day.
We will, as always, work our hardest to ensure that the children have a happy, productive and successful Year 5 which we are sure they will.
As we are not ‘meeting’ at the current time, please email any questions/ queries to firstname.lastname@example.org These can then be forwarded to us and we can reply/ make a phone call if needed.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Hayes, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Culleton.