Welcome to Year 5!
We hope you are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead, filled with exciting learning and fun. We are looking forward to getting to you know you all and helping you with your learning.
Mrs Nicholls will be your class teacher on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Shaw will teach you on a 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 several months 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 those days. Prepare for these sessions to be outdoors unless weather does not allow for this.
You will not need to bring anything other than a water bottle, your reading book and your packed lunch (if you are not having a school dinner) to school, as all other equipment will be provided for you. We expect you to keep your packed lunch box in your school bags.
Homework will be set every few weeks at the start of each new unit. It will be provided on a home learning grid, similar to the ones used during lock down. The first grid of activities will be first set on Monday 28th September but reading books, spellings and Learn-its sheets will come home before that.
The learning grid will be stuck in the children’s homework books and uploaded onto SEESAW and the school website. It will consist of a variety of tasks across the curriculum and will include compulsory and optional tasks. Some tasks can be completed in the homework books whilst other completed work may be photographed and uploaded to SEESAW. Please help us by encouraging your children to complete their homework.
Spellings are set weekly, on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please ensure that you have your homework book in school every Friday.
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.
Reading - You should be reading every day (if possible) and at the very 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.
Finally, please do contact any of the Year Five staff if there is anything at all that you need explaining. Parents/carers should ring or email the school office and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.
We look forward to a very successful year ahead.
The Year Five Team