Welcome to Year 5

Teacher: Mrs Hunter

 

Welcome to Year 5, in our class we look forward to developing as independent learners. As we grow, we discover more about ourselves as learners and just what we can achieve when we believe in ourselves and each other. Year 5 students are supported in developing independent and resilient learning attitudes, but most importantly, attitudes that reflect a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge.

As we begin to take on more responsibilities as role models in the school we allow our gifts and talents to develop and shine; whether it be as a school ambassador, reading buddy or Eco leader. We understand as we grow, we all have an important part to play in our school, and it is important to support and encourage each other on our different learning journeys.

Please see our curriculum overview for 2020-2021 below.

Autumn Term

This term Year 5 will be learning about Tudor Life.

What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? We will travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dynasty that changed our history. We will discover an opulent court where dancing and singing goes hand in hand with swift falls from favour, and even swifter falling of heads.

Linked text: Treason – Berlie Doherty

You will find a knowledge organiser by clicking on the link below.

Home Learning ideas have been uploaded onto Google Classroom

 

Equipment requirements for Year Five

As we look to develop independence and maturity this year, it is important that all pupils take responsibility for coming to school each day organised and equipped to learn.

Pupils will need in a small wipeable pencil case:

  • Handwriting pen (Berol)
  • A HB pencil
  • A highlighter
  • A red biro pen
  • A small ruler
  • An eraser

Pupils should not bring gel pens, sharpie or other permanent markers, felt tip pens or tip-ex.

Pupils should also come to class each day with a small notebook (A5) and a reading book and a clean, freshly filled water bottle. Pupils are allowed to start to bring in small pencil cases to store their equipment from next half term. Anything large or distracting will be as asked to remain in bags or trays.

 

Home Learning

Spelling lists will be set every Friday on spelling shed to be practised throughout the week as they will be tested in class the following Friday. A paper copy is available for those who need it at the back of the classroom.

Children are strongly encouraged to read for pleasure on a daily basis, to promote this the reading homework has changed for year 5 and we will alternate between Reading Plus homework and our class text reading/ reading for pleasure.

Other short weekly tasks may include:

  • Engage in a variety of research tasks using a wide range of literacy skills
  • Practice mental and written arithmetic skills
  • Engage in a history or geography research task linked to class topics
  • Carry out research tasks in R.E. during linked to ’Come and See’ topic
  • Work on differentiated worksheet to reinforce numeracy work
  • Practise handwriting using joined style and speed writing activities if required.
  • Spend time working on subscription sites to aid basic skills such as: Mathswhizz and Timestables Rockstars (website links can be found in ‘Curriculum Links’)

 

Year Group Expectations

Year Group Expectations provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress. The year group expectations can be found here

To enable your child to take responsibility for their own learning – below are some useful links that help your child to develop their basic Literacy and Numeracy skills:

Numeracy
Please continue to practise your times tables using ‘TTRS’ or ‘Hit the Button’ to help you.

Mathswatch – Maths tutorials and worksheets

Maths Whizz

Times Tables Rockstars

Reading
Reading Plus

Please click here for Reading Plus Guidance for Parents. 

 

PE

We will be having PE on Thursdays and children will be required to come to school wearing their full PE kit.

 

Thank you for your support and please do not hesitate to get in touch any way you can if you have any questions or queries – my door is always open.

Mrs Hunter

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