WELCOME TO YEAR 5!
Hello and welcome to Year 5. I am excited to be back again after a slightly drizzly summer break and can't wait to get started in a new year group and a new classroom!
In Year 5, the school values (REACH) and John 10:10 'Living life to the full' are at the heart of our school day. We are encouraged to be the best version of ourselves, embrace new learning opportunities and value collaboration. Expectations in Year 5 are extremely high: impeccable behaviour, hard work, learning from our mistakes, showing kindness and respect to others as well as a willingness to try everything, all help to support us to be our best.
In Year 5, we are supported by:
- Mr Dolby - Class teacher (PE Lead, Computing Lead, Online Safety Lead and DDSL)
- Ms Hall - Teaching Assistant
- Mrs Hobbs - HLTA
- Mrs Granados - Learning support assistant
We will use our online learning platform: Studybugs to post regular updates about the children's homework and any changes to our usual schedule. As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office or come and speak to us in person at the end of the day.
English and Maths are our daily AM lessons.
Our afternoon activities are as follows...
|Tuesday||French + Music (Alternate weeks) and Art + DT (Changes each half term)|
|Wednesday||Topic (History + Geography) + PSHE|
|Thursday||PE (Indoor) + RE|
|Friday||PE (Outdoor) + Computing|
Enjoying our Reading!
Year 5 is all about enjoying reading, now that we have mastered the skill of reading. We have lots of books in our book corner, which our book corner monitors keep lovely and tidy. We visit our amazing new library every week and are learning to use the 'easy to use' library system. We have the opportunity to read every day either by ourselves or with an adult and have a dedicated story time at the end of each day when we listen to Mr Dolby read!
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check (Times Tables Practice)
https://gyminds.co.uk/questions-to-ask-your-child-during-reading/ (Questions to ask whilst reading)
https://educationtothecore.com/2020/03/30-spelling-activities-for-any-list-of-words/ (Spelling practice ideas)
https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5 (Online lessons created and provided by qualified teachers)
This year, we are no longer setting specific tasks each week, but will instead be setting spellings each week ready for our test on Monday morning. Spellings can be found below for the current half term. However, the children are still expected to read frequently (recording this in their reading records) and practice their times tables (see useful links.)
On some occasions, uncompleted work from school may be sent home as homework. However, this will only be if the child has been messing around or hasn't been trying with their work and so hopefully this won't be a regular occurrence!