Welcome to Year Five!
The year group is divided into 3 classes.
The Class teachers are:
Our teaching assistants are: Mrs Studley and Mrs Heckford. 1:1 - Mrs Manley
General Expectations/Rewards & Sanctions
As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.
We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to Key Stage Two.
Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.
We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this.
Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well!
Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: letters, sounds, spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.
Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.
Reading records and reading books are expected to be in school every day.
During a week children are expected to complete at least 3 reads at home and these must be recorded in the child’s reading record and signed by parent/guardian.
The reading record will be checked each Thursday and if the 3 reads are not completed the child will go to the library to read during Thursday break time.
If this is a persistent concern you will be contacted to discuss.
Home learning will go home every week on a Thursday. It needs to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. Home learning will alternate half-termly:
1) one piece of English work accompanied by learning of times table / arithmetic OR
2) one piece of Maths work accompanied by ten spellings to learn.
Homework will be set on Google Classroom from Week 3. More information about this will be with you soon.
History, Geography and Science will be taught as separate subjects.
Our History/Geography topics will be:
The Anglo Saxons, Scots and Celts
Our Science topics will be:
Properties and changes in materials
Forces in action
Changes and reproduction
We will also have a Global Citizenship topic which will be Black History,
Year 5 Activities
As you may well know, our Rockley trip usually takes place in September. However, due to current restrictions this obviously can't happen. We are currently looking at dates in May for this trip, but we will let you know as soon as details are finalised.