Welcome to Year 5!
This term we are learning all about life during Anglo-Saxon times. Find out more by reading through the Parent Topic Information sheet.
Your child should bring a reading book and reading diary home with them everyday. It would be great if you could read with your child two or three times a week and question them about what they have read. This really helps to develop comprehension skills. Please sign the reading diary when you have listened to your child read. We encourage the children to take responsibility for also entering their own comments and making a note of tricky words they have read. There is a space for this in their reading diaries. This term, for our reading challenge, all the children are trying to read their way around the British Empire.
Your child should bring a list of spellings home with them on a Friday. They are tested on these words the following Friday so please ensure they practice the words at home and have their spelling books in school every Friday. A good way of practising spellings is by using: look, say, cover, write, check- reading the word, saying the word, covering it and then having a go at writing it.
Homework is given to your child every other Friday and should be returned to school on the Wednesday, the following week.
Please continue to encourage your child to learn their times tables. Knowing them really helps in many aspects of maths. They are tested on their times table knowledge regularly. Your child should know what their target table is- we also practise this regularly in school. Ask them about the 'Wipe-out' method for learning tables!
P.E. is usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school at all times as we often have specialist teachers that visit on different days which involves extra P.E.!
Escot Residential Trip
Last year, we ran a very successful 2 day, 1 night, residential visit to Escot Park near Exeter. Have a look at the photos on this page to see what we got up to. If there is enough interest, we will investigate the possibility of running this once again in the summer term.
If you have any concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to get in touch with either Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Cooke, or on a Friday afternoon, Mrs Plant.
We hope your child(ren) really enjoy Year 5!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
Here's the Year 5 photo gallery. For our Escot Camp Wild experience scroll down and enjoy!