Welcome to Year 5
Miss Beard and Mr Martin welcome you and your children to Year 5. Together with the support of Mrs Murphy, Mrs Russell and Mrs Clarke we are looking forward to a successful year, full of hard work and enjoyable learning.
We 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 and sharing their lockdown experiences. We have some new routines in place throughout the school day and the children have responded to these well and are ensuring that they are keeping themselves and others safe.
Topics for the Term
Please see attached sheet for topic map.
Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school.
We will be doing outdoor PE for as long as the weather allows on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon.
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 for these sessions. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.
We have put together a list of suggested activities for four key areas of the curriculum for you to do at home with your child to support their learning. There is no pressure to do every activity; choose the ones that work for you. You do not need to bring any completed work in, if you would like us to see it, simply email a copy/pictures. A Year 5 email account has been created for this.
Daily reading (10 minutes, at least three days a week.)
To support your child in reading you can listen to them read or ask them questions about their book to help them with their understanding of what they have read. When they have finished a book they can log on to Accelerated Reader to complete a book quiz, their log in details are in the front of their reading records.
Learn weekly spellings
New spelling words will be brought home every Monday for a test on Friday. It is best to practice spellings daily in short bursts, rather than once a week.
Keep practising your times tables, remember that you have 1 minute to answer all questions to achieve your T Team. TT rockstars is a great website to practice independently.
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. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. No squash please.
Break Time Snacks
With the current Covid situation, we are unable to provide break time snacks from the Fruit Café. The children may bring their own fruit which can be kept in their bag until break time.
Arriving at school
We have an ‘open door’ policy and are always ready to discuss any urgent problems with you in the morning when you bring your child to school. However, if you want to have a longer chat about your child, please could you make an appointment through the office and we will call you at an agreed time after school – thank you.
Mrs Halson and Miss Beard
Year 5 Class Teachers