Welcome to Year 5
Thank you for coming to our parent talk today. If you missed it then a copy of the PowerPoint can be found above.
We are really pleased to be teaching you; we look forward to an exciting, fun-filled year with lots of interesting topics to learn and explore.
As a school, we are making some exciting changes to the curriculum so that each year group focuses on a key question from an overarching theme: the theme for Term 1 is Possibilities and Diversity and in Year 5 our Key question is:
We will attempt to answer this question through all the subjects we study as well as dedicated topic lessons. In RE, we are learning about different beliefs that people can have; in topic we have been discussing what makes us special and what makes a community.
This term we will be having the following subjects on set days:
Tuesday afternoon Please make sure your child has full PE kit: shorts/jogging bottoms, t-shirt
As we will be doing sessions both indoors and outdoors, your child will need trainers (these must not be worn instead of school shoes)
Thursday morning, children will have Mrs. Decarte and Mrs. Palmer at alternate times for each subject.
French Wednesday afternoon
Reading - Please ensure your child reads every day for 10-15 minutes. Please record this in your child's reading records and ensure they bring it into school everyday. Below is a link to help hyou support your child's reading.
Reading rewards - In class we have a Reading around the world scheme; the more your child reads the further they will travel around the world.
Every Friday we will reward children who have read at least four times a week.
All children have been assigned books on Bug club so please ensure they log on to read.
Reading on Bug club also counts towards daily reading – just write read on Bug club in reading record!
Maths will be given every Friday and is due by the following Friday.
Spellings - every child will be given a list of the High frequency Word spelling list that they are working on. Children are expected to focus on the spellings they cannot spell and learn 5 every week. We will then test your child at the end of term.
Here are links to the HFW for each year group:
This half term, our focus is on helping children to develop their descriptive and narrative writing; ensuring they use adjectives, synonyms, adverbs and powerful verbs.
We will be reading a variety of texts: Seal Surfer by Michael Morpurgo; Hurricane by David Wiesner and A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett.
Our class reader this half term is “There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom!” by Louis Sacher
Children will be learning to read, write and compare numbers to 1 million; use mental strategies to add /subtract numbers up to 1000 in their head; use the four rules of number to solve word problems and we will be teaching most children a new method for long multiplication.
What you can do to help
We will have times tables tests every Friday so it is imperative that your child practises their tables for 5 minutes daily.
Practise mental maths strategies to help children develop their maths fluency – adding smaller numbers in their head; working out change when you go shopping or finding the total of 2-3 items in the trolley.
Here is a link for using maths at home:
If you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to get in touch (put a note in your child’s reading record or email the school)
Class teacher : Mrs. Thakur , Mrs. Palmer-Horwood and Mrs. Decarte
Teaching Assisitants :Ms. Edmead, Mrs. Northwood, Ms. Privett, Mrs. Wheatly