Welcome back to Year 5!
We hope you are looking forward to the rest of the year back in school. We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back!
Mrs Nicholls will be your class teacher on a Monday and Wednesday and Miss Shaw will teach you on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Miss Biggs will also be supporting you with your learning. We are all here to help you with any questions or problems you may have so please do not hesitate to ask. We realise that it has been a strange year for everybody and your happiness at school is very important to all of us.
Here is some important information about your school week:
P.E days will be on a Monday and Tuesday. No children should bring a PE kit to school. Please wear appropriate P.E kit to school on these days. Prepare for the sessions to be outdoors unless the weather does not allow for this.
Every day, you will not need to bring anything to school other than a water bottle and your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner), as all other equipment will be provided for you. If you choose, you may bring a pencil case into school to keep in school.
You will have two reading books: one reading book will be taken home and kept there until it has been completed; the other reading book will be a book to keep in school and read during independent reading time.
You should be reading every day at home (if possible) and, as a minimum, three times a week. Research into learning shows that the more that you develop your comprehension skills and understanding of vocabulary the better you will do in school across the whole of the curriculum. Please do give reading the priority it needs and make sure you keep a list of, and look up, any tricky words you come across- there is a space in your reading diary to make a list of these.
Homework activities will resume after the Easter holidays. In the meantime, please continue to read regularly and practise the Y3/4 and 5/6 spelling words at home. These are the words that you should aim to spell correctly in any independent writing and not just for a weekly test.
Times Tables are tested weekly, on a Monday, through Big Maths Beat That. It is essential that you practise your tables regularly. By Year 5 the National Curriculum states that you should know all of these up to 12x12, so if you are still learning them make sure you practise daily. The more confident you are with your tables - the easier other aspects of maths will be.
Please do continue to use this app to share any learning that you have completed at home (such as pictures of your reading diary) or to get in contact with us.
Finally, please do contact any of the Year Five staff if there is anything that we can help with.
The Year Five Team