Welcome to Year 5!
Firstly I would like to begin by welcoming you to our Year 5 class page. I hope that you all had a lovely summer and are enjoying the start of the new school year. I am sure you are ready and excited to start the first half term of Year 5 together. This half term our class topic is 'The Vikings' - please see the topic overview for more specific details about the areas we will be covering. In addition to our daily English lessons, reading, spellings, handwriting and PaG (punctuation and grammar) will be taught separately. Maths will involve the children working on a range of mathematical skills and our first focus is place value.
Staff in Y5 Class
Class Teacher: Miss Reedy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs G. Stone and Mrs H.Twigg
PPA Teaching: Mrs H. Twigg
This year we will be studying the following topics:
Autumn 1: A Kingdom United
Autumn 2: What is so special about Planet Earth?
Spring 1: Inventors and Inventions
Spring 2: Is anybody out there?
Summer 1: Amazon Adventure
Summer 2: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Maths and English Targets
The Year 5 children have maths and English targets (which are at the back of their relevant books). Please ask your child their current targets as they should know them.
The children will receive homework on a weekly basis. This will be given out every Friday and will be expected to be returned by Wednesday. Spelling homework will be given on a Monday and children must learn the spellings for Friday.
TTRockstars, Prodigy and Spelling Shed are all available for the children to use at home - they should know their usernames and passwords.
In addition, there may be homework linked to our topic, but this will not be on a weekly basis.
Reading Books / Library Books
Your child will continue to have access to reading books from the school library. You should aim to read every night if possible as reading is vital to the whole curriculum. We have a dedicated reading area in class. The reading area has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books.
Before and After School
At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.40 – 8.55) the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year. At the moment we are having a big push on arithmetic skills, the children will be able to play games and activities to improve their times tables fluency.
At the end of each school day (3.15 pm) the children will be dismissed through the main school office. The children will wait in this area until they see who is collecting them, and strictly must not leave until they do so, unless they have signed permission to walk home.
The children will be doing PE twice a week. Please ensure that your child brings with them their PE kits (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) on Tuesday's and Friday's.
The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.
I would again like to thank you in advance for all your support this year and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on Class Dojo.
Thank you for visiting our class page,
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