Welcome to Year 5
Miss Beard, Miss Geddes together with Mrs Tabor, Mrs Scamp, Miss Hobbs and Mrs Clarke welcome you and your children to Year 5. We are looking forward to a successful year, full of hard work and enjoyable learning. The term has started well with the children enjoying being reunited with their friends after the summer break.
Topics for the Term
Please see the attached sheet for a summary curriculum topic map of what will be covered over the next two terms.
We continue to encourage the children to access Times Tables Rock Stars on a weekly basis to help develop their times tables knowledge and to take on battles set by us in school.
We would like to repeat that the most important activity you can do with your child is listening to them read and sharing books with them, modelling this skill. Encourage your child to talk in detail about the sequence of a story; i.e. what happened at the beginning, middle and end and using familiar story language. We ask you to please make a comment in their reading record book when you hear them read. We recommend that children read at least 3 times a week. Lots of parents have commented how useful the phonic section in the Reading Record book is and are using it to support their child’s reading.
You can also access Accelerated reader from home so please continue to do your quizzes. Please contact the office if you need your logins.
The homework will consist of a list of 10 weekly spellings to be learnt for a test on Friday and a weekly task of maths or English questions linked to what they have learned or what they are going to be learning. Finally, there will occasionally be a practical project connected to the topic the children are currently learning.
If your child is in school, please ensure their PE kit is in school at all times.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday (5B) and Mondays and Thursdays (5G).
Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed in these sessions. If they cannot remove their earrings, please provide tape.
Please ensure all coats, school clothes and plimsolls are clearly labelled with their name.
We are looking forward to organising experiences and activities for the children to take part in, whether they are in school or at home, so please keep an eye out for more information on this.
It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use during the day. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. These can be bought in the school office. The children are strongly encouraged to drink water, not squash.
Break Time Snacks
There is no fruit café at this time so should your child like a break time snack, please could you provide a healthy snack for them.
Collecting your child
At the end of the school day your child will be taken to the lower playground. The children are instructed to remain with school staff until they see the adult responsible for collecting them. If your child is being collected by a different adult or walking home by themselves, please let the office know. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.