Welcome to the Year 5 class page!
English - Throughout all pieces, focus on sentence openers to create cohesion will be our priority.
Reading - Reading takes place every day in school, in a variety of ways: whole-class guided sessions, individual reading, and during the class text. Vocabulary, retrieval and improving inference are all of high priority, but ensuring your child enjoys reading is the main thing that matters!
Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. If you need any recommendations, please ask. Lovereading4kids.co.uk is a wonderful website for recommendations but we have a vast selection in school. Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency. It is so important that each and every child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! If you're not sure what your child should be reading next, please come and ask.
Maths - Keep learning the multiplication tables outside of school; this is very much appreciated. By the end of Year 5, children should be able to recite all (and linked division facts) within 3 seconds. Times Tables Rock Stars will help with this, so ask for your child's login details if you are you do not already have them.
Science - Throughout our new topic, we will be using scientific language and asking relevant questions to further our understanding.
Art & Design -
P.E This is every Tuesday, so don't forget to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly. Have a pair of track pants and something warmer available as we will be outside as often as possible. Year 5 will have Life Skills each Thursday afternoon.
Reading will be the children's main activity that is expected outside of the classroom. If the right book is found, this should not seem like hard work! Weekly spellings will be provided and Purple Mash will host extra weekly activities which will be marked and discussed online with the children. Of course, any additional research or work is richly encouraged and will only benefit your child's progress throughout the year.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
We very much look forward to working with you and your child this year.