Welcome to Year 5!
It has been so lovely seeing all the children smiling and enthusiastic about being back at school. The year 5 teachers this year are Mrs Jackson and Mrs Irfan (Owl class) and Miss Campbell (Dove class)
We are very lucky to have Lisa as our LSA on Monday-Thursday. We are also supported by Athena, Fatoumata and Rachel.
We are all really exciting for the year ahead as we have lots of great things planned. Below, you will find lots of information about Year 5. If you have any questions or need to speak to us, we will be on the playground at the end of the day or you can arrange a meeting via the office.
Break and lunchtime
This year break time will be at 10.50-11.05. Children will have to remain in year group bubbles and therefore will have designated areas to play each day. Monday – Wednesday children will have access to the field, maze, oval and adventure zone. Thursday’s and Friday’s children will play on the playground, beach and ball court.
If your child would like a morning snack, please make sure that it is fruit or vegetables as we are a healthy school.
Lunch is from 12.45-1.45. At 1.05 children will be called into the hall to eat. For the remaining time, children will stay in the following areas:
Monday: Beach/ playground
Wednesday: Adventure zone/ oval
Thursday and Friday: Ball court
Year 5 lunch time link adults are Shukhri and Ifrah Ayanleh.
Maths learning will be similar to last year, where children will focus on one specific block of work (such as adding, subtracting, fractions, shape etc.) over a few weeks. Term 1 is all about place value to 1 million and addition and subtraction.
English (Writing and Reading)
Each term, the children will use a high-quality text as their stimuli for writing and to develop their reading skills. Using the books, children will study different genres of story writing, as well as looking at non-fiction writing and poetry. They will use sentence structures from the text to help them explore grammatical features of a text and develop their use of higher level punctuation. Additionally, children will infer information and answer questions about their book. They will learn to unpick new vocabulary and predict what will happen next using clues from the story. Below is a list of the books we will be using in Year 5 this year:
Time Travelling with a Hamster
The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe
The Animals of Farthing Wood
These books link to each terms enquiry.
Each enquiry is a question that the children will gradually answer over the term. The children will be set a challenge at the start and the children will work towards achieving that challenge throughout their learning. For example, they may create a video documentary or a museum/gallery of their learning. Our enquiries this year will be:
Who is trading with whom?
What goes on behind the scenes? (performance term)
What makes our planet unique?
What is chocolate?
Where is our twin?
How do habitats affect lifecycles?
Mr Rosetti will be teaching P.E. to Year 5 on a Thursday. P.E. kits should be left in school for the term as we sometimes do P.E. at others times. P.E. kit is navy or black shorts or jogging bottoms, a house colour t-shirt and trainers.
Physical exercise is really important in helping keep children physically and mentally fit. Please encourage your child to be active and eat healthily.
Mr Relton will also teach the children on a Thursday whilst the teachers have their planning time.
Year 5 hope to be going swimming on a Thursday during term 3, 4 and 5. We will provide more information on this nearer the time.
R.E. is taught through R.E. days. In Year 5, children will also have regular PSHE, Wellbeing and Mindfulness lessons to develop their self-care and calming skills. They will also have regular handwriting and spelling lessons. Golden time will be on a Friday afternoon. This is an opportunity for the children to be taught new games and learn to play together constructively.
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and should be brought back on a Monday.
It is really important the children also read regularly at home.
If you want to help your child further, please support them with learning their spellings and times tables.
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