Year 5 is taught by Miss Mansfield and Mrs Barber.
Summer Term Timetable
Our termly topic information can be found in our Class News posts.
To continue to develop your child’s literacy and comprehension skills, we expect them to read at home every day. Children should read aloud to a parent or carer who can then sign their daily reading records. Children cannot sign the reading records themselves. We would suggest hearing your children read 1-2 pages each day of their reading book, before letting them continue reading independently. We also aim to hear every child read aloud at least once a week in class, either through whole class guided reading or on a 1:1 basis during daily quiet reading time.
Year 5 pupils will be given two pieces of homework each week; one in Maths and one in English or Topic. Homework will be set on a Thursday on Google Classroom, to be completed and ‘turned in’ on Google Classroom by the following Tuesday for feedback.
It is expected that each child attempts their homework independently first before receiving any support from parents, carers or siblings. Time taken to complete each piece of homework will vary depending on the task and your child, but we aim for most tasks to last approximately 30-45 minutes.
Half termly tasks:
This year, pupils will be given a half termly spelling list. This will consist of words from the Y5/6 national curriculum spelling list. It is expected that children will practise and learn these regularly at home, alongside them being taught in school, to be assessed in a dictation at the end of each half term.
Please find a copy of the half termly spelling lists below along with suggested methods of practice.
Year 5 have PE on Tuesdays with S4A. Children should come to school dressed in PE kits on these days each week. Please consider clothing choices as the weather changes too. Swimming lessons will be on Wednesdays. Children should arrive at school with their swimwear on underneath their school uniform due to current Covid-19 restrictions on minimising the use of changing rooms, they should also have a packed bag containing the following; a towel, a swimming hat, goggles if required, a filled water bottle and dry underwear for after lesson. Children may also wish to bring on a hairbrush/comb and roll on deodorant (no aerosols will be permitted).
Children should keep a pair of trainers in school at all times too – these will be used for other activities such as the daily mile.
Forest School and Art
On a Wednesday afternoon. Year 5 will have Forest school and Art sessions on alternating weeks. The class has been split into 2 groups and the details of your child’s session dates are available on their Google classroom. Please refer to this for days that require extra kits. On their allocated Forest school days, children can arrive at school in their kit with their waterproofs and wellies/boots in a separate bag.