Dear pupils and parents, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Year 5 and hope that you are all anticipating the new school year as much as we are. Following a fantastic transition week towards the end of the last school year, we are looking forward to getting started on all of the Year 5 learning and the exciting year ahead. If at any stage during the year, you would like to come and speak to us about anything, please know that you are always welcome and we will always be happy to see you.
Mr Duffy & Mrs Grange
PE DAYS UPDATE
As of Monday 10th September, PE will now be on Mondays and Thursdays.
Monday 3rd September - Staff Training Day
Tuesday 4th September - School Reopens - Welcome Back! - PE kit required for all Year 5 children.
Monday 24th September - Road Safety Workshops
Friday 5th October - Individual School Photos Tempest
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October - Dside E-safety Sessions
Thursday 25th October - Last day of half term
Friday 26th October - Staff Training Day
Wednesday 28th November, 2.00pm - Parent Topic Invite 'Egyptian Museum'
Friday 29th March, 9.00am - Parent Topic Invite
Tuesday 21st May - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite
Monday 15th July - time tbc - Parent Topic Invite 'Space'
Year 5 Reading
Children in year 5 should still read to parents as often as possible, and should aim to record any questions that are asked of them in their reading records at least once per week. They will also still need to record any reading done each day. Guidance on questions that parents can ask is attached in the documents section at the bottom of the page. There are no set texts for pupils to read in Year 5, although we do ask that children read as wide a range of text types as possible.
In addition to the online homework and learning log tasks, children are asked to continue reading daily, practising times tables and learning spellings. In addition to six new orange words to learn weekly, we will be recapping four that we have previously learned. Each half-term, there will be a test on all of the orange words learned so far. The full list of Orange words (year 5/6 statutory spellings) is attached at the bottom of the page.
Our Topic for the first term will be Egypt. Our lessons on this topic will cover:
Writing: This half-term we will be recounts of our summer holidays, Egyptian myths and a biography of an Egyptologist. We will look at the features of each type of text and try to achieve the following in our writing:
Reading skills and comprehension
Please continue to read a variety of different texts at home. Once you have read, write down the questions you have been answering (but not the answers) in your Reading Record.
As the children progress through school, the level and type of questions that they are asked in reading tasks increases in difficulty. This term we will be spending a lot of time focusing on authorial technique, which requires the children to think about why authors make specific vocabulary and phrasing choices and the intended impact on the reader.
A good tool to help support this skill at home can be found at http://reading.ecb.org/student/inferring/
Although the questions on this site can be a bit basic, they introduce the concept quite well so that parents can help support by asking these types of questions when reading with children.
This term, we will be focusing mainly on Place Value and Calculations.
Our Science this half-term will be about Forces
This half-term, we will be looking at E-Safety and digital literacy, including word processing, typing skills, MS Office and Computer shortcuts.
Our Purple Mash display boards will showcase some of the work that we have completed in school this year. Each time we complete a different piece of work to be shared, we will create a new board and advise parents that the links have been added to this page.
Our first board of the year is showcasing our E-safety themed comics, created using 2Publish. To access the board, please scan the QR code below or click on this link.