Welcome to Year 5: a Place to Thrive!
Meet the Team
Welcome to Year 5
We hope that you will join us on our exciting learning journey this year and enjoy our updates.
It is a privilege to teach Year 5 and I am really pleased with how hard the children are working. Mrs Taylor and I have high expectations and the children are certainly rising to the challenge in Year 5. Below, you will find key information about the coming year including homework and information on our curriculum. We hope you find it useful but if there is anything you need to know, please do not hesitate to ask me or Mrs Taylor, either before school or after.
Finding our way with reading
We hope to inspire a love of reading with our teaching throughout Year 5. Every term, we will have a focus text and I have designed a reading map to introduce children to a range of texts which have similar themes. Already, I can see there are a lot of children who are choosing the books and they are talking about them in class. We will record which children have read particular books and then we can have discussions in class about different books and children can recommend books to each other. By the end of the year, the children will be more familiar with a wider range of texts. Please encourage your child to take these books and also to look for other similar books to read. Remember:
Supporting at home
Please read with your child for 15 – 20 minutes every night. Even though the children in Year 5 may be able to read with some fluency, it is important they talk about the vocabulary and think of strategies for working out the meaning of these words. Also, asking them questions to check their understanding is a good idea. You can use these question stems to help ask questions of the children: these are questions that we ask in class and also the sort your child will get in future tests.
Mr Cheater, our maths leader, has also set up every child on times tables rockstars. Please encourage children to use this whenever they get a chance. Children should know all of their times tables by the end of Year 4 but more practise is always needed.
Children also have termly homework challenges and we ask that children try and do several of these tasks at home in order to support their learning in topic and science. Click on the link below to see a copy of this term’s homework challenge.
Organising our week…
- We ask that children change their books on Mondays or Fridays.
- Swimming is on Thursdays – please make sure children’s swimming kits are in school on this day
Please see below for the curriculum for this school year.