Hello and welcome to Year 5!
Mrs Jones will be teaching Year 5 Mondays and Tuesdays all day, and Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Our PE afternoon is on a Wednesday.
Mr Wood will be teaching Year 5 Thursday afternoons and all day Friday.
Mrs Richmond will be supporting Year 5 every morning.
Our topic this term is ‘Gods and Mortals’
Please see link below for our cross curricular overview.
Homework: Your child will receive a piece of Maths and English homework each week in their CGP booklets (set on a Thursday). Homework should be returned to school by the following WEDNESDAY so that we can mark it and return to your child on Thursday. Please support and encourage your child to do their homework as independently as they can; we are really striving for that independence and personal responsibility now we are Upper Juniors.
Spellings: Your child will get a new set of spellings every Friday for a test the following Friday (spelling rule is taught each week). Take some time to practice these with your child, little and often is best. We use lots of different ways to learn our spellings in class – ‘pyramid words’ are always a popular choice!
Times Tables: Each week your child will have a x table to learn. Please ensure your child is practicing these at home. Remember to use the Times Table Rockstars app to support your child with this fun and interactive way to practise and learn your multiplication and division facts. If you go to the Arena, you can play against your friends! Staff will monitor your child’s accounts to see how often they are practising, and children will be rewarded accordingly.
Reading: Please encourage your child to reads for at least 15 minutes EVERY NIGHT at home. Please record this in your child’s reading record with an adult signature. Children will be rewarded for reading at home. In our class we understand that it is important to have a ‘love for reading’. Therefore, if your child is not enjoying their book, please do let us know and they are more than welcome to change their book.
PE Days: We have PE on a Wednesday afternoon at the Leisure Centre. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays. Please remember no earrings, watches or Fitbits are allowed and long hair needs to be tied up. Children will depart from school as normal at 3.30pm.
Look out for communication through the office regarding sports afterschool clubs starting soon!
Snacks: Your child can bring a healthy snack to school to eat at break-time – please send in fruit. No crisps sweets, or chocolate. thank you.
Uniform: Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform, including their PE kit on Wednesdays; please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy which you can find on our school website under ‘Information for Parents’.