Welcome to Year 5’s class page!
This area contains helpful information and reminders. It will also be updated regularly throughout the year with photos and updates about what we get up to as part of our learning journey.
Children can arrive at school between 8.30 and 9.00 am- they are to come straight into the school building at the main entrance and into their classroom where a morning task will be waiting for them.
The school day for Year 5 finishes at 3.15pm and are to be collected from the top of the drive (main entrance). If they have a sibling in the infants (F,1 and 2), they will be able to leave at 3pm with them at their collection point.
Class 5 consists of 28 hard-working, creative pupils. We all have our our own unique gifts and talents which we try to develop and use to help others and be the best that we can be. The thing we value the most is kindness and we will strive hard this year to ensure our class is always a place where everyone feels safe and happy.
Year 5 Staff
Mrs Parker is our class teacher.
Miss Airlie is the teaching assistant who work with us and support us in all aspects of our learning.
Our class governor is Mrs Hidson.
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website.
For an overview of what we will be learning within each subject this year, please click the link below:
Our PE sessions are currently on a Thursday morning and Friday morning with Mr Storey. We should come to school dressed in the correct P.E. kit on both these days and expect the lesson to be outside if the weather is dry enough.
Spellings and times tables
At the beginning of each half term, the weekly spelling lists will be sent home which also outlines which times table will be tested that week. Each week, pupils need to decide which of that week’s spelling list is the most appropriate for them to learn (Practice, Develop or Expert). Children need to practise throughout the week as they will be tested on a Friday morning. Please see below for a copy of this half term’s spelling lists
Weekly Maths and English Tasks
Children have been given a Maths CPG book and a Comprehension CPG book. They are to complete one piece of homework each week, alternating between Maths and comprehension. Please see below for the table detailing the weekly homework to be completed. The homework books are not to be brought into school until the last week of the half term.
All the children have a login for Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars. The former is to support spelling practice and the latter, as the name suggests, their times tables. Both can be be accessed on either a laptop, iPad or smartphone. Activities and challenges will be set by the teacher (these are not compulsory but will support learning of the weekly spelling rules and times tables) and the children are also free to access the different games as often as they like.
At the beginning of term, we will hear each child read to determine the correct reading band for them and issue them with a new school reading book. Children are to only bring the book back to school once it has been completed and they require a new book. The day for returning books and receiving new ones is Monday.
Reading records do not need to be returned to school until the end of the half term so please ensure these are kept up to date with all the reading they complete. The children should be encouraged to do this themselves and as well as their school reading book, they can record all other reading they do including the homework texts, magazines, online reading/research and of course, books of their own choice.
Science: Investigating forces
Art- creating mining sculptures using mod-roc
Design and Technology: joining fabrics to make an Advent calendar
History- Learning about Ancient Egypt and the use of development of hieroglyphics
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