Year 5 2018/2019
Welcome to the Year 5 page!
The teaching team in Year 5 consists of Miss Danican (5D), Miss Evans (5E) and Mrs Skinner
This year our topics are:
Term 1: Ancient Egypt
Term 2: To infinity and beyond
Term 3: Violent Volcanoes
Term 4: What’s the Deal?
Term 5: London Eye Mystery
Term 6: Astonishing Africa
Throughout these topics we will be exploring many different texts related to our topics and will share these with the children as the topics begin.
PE is timetabled for Monday and Games for Thursday. Although in Year 5 we are lucky enough to go swimming at the start of the year. Children will need indoor kits (Plimsolls, T-shirt and shorts) for Monday and outdoor kits (trainers, T-shirts and shorts and tracksuit-type trousers for when it is cold and a sweatshirt) for Thursday. If children do not have the correct kit, they will not be able to take part in the sessions. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings either need to be taken out or ‘taped’ with micropore tape brought from home. For swimming sessions, children will need to ensure they have their swimming costumes/shorts, a towel, and a swimming hat for those with long hair. Please also bear in mind that verruca socks must be provided and worn for those with verruca.
Homework: An important skill for everybody now is rapid recall of times tables. Knowing their times tables in any order is the aim and to this effect children are expected to practise their times tables at home. Each term, children will receive a homework sheet for the term. This will have a key maths skill for them to practice and spellings attached. Both of these elements of children’s home learning will be assessed at the end of each term through a short quiz.
Reading Records: Reading is a vital part of children’s learning and something that will hold them in good stead for the future. We encourage children to read both independently and out loud at school and children are expected to do the same at home at least 3 times a week. We would appreciate it if an adult could sign the reading record each time their child reads at home, whether that be out loud or independently.
Spelling Shed: We are really lucky to have signed up to a new spelling scheme called Spelling Shed. Your children should now have received their personal log ins. Children can access their spelling words that they are learning for the week on their area. They can also play games and earn points on the programme.
Please do come and speak to us on the playground or send us and email if you have any questions, queries or worries. We will be more than happy to help.
We are really looking forward an exciting year.
We learnt all about the phases of the moon... Oreo biscuits helped us out! It was a great afternoon.