Year 5 2023 - 2024
Class Teacher: Miss R Davenport
Learning Support Assistant: Miss T Boulton
WELCOME TO YEAR 5
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office.
Year 5 have PE on a Thursday morning with S4K. Please ensure children come to school in their school PE kit on this day. Children will not be allowed to participate in the lesson if they are not wearing the correct kit. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why. Please note that this day could change from time to time, but for the meantime, PE will be on a Thursday morning.
Trips and Visits
There are no trips/visits planned for this half term currently.
Spellings - Spelling patterns/rules are taught using the ‘Pathways to Spell’ scheme. Your child will bring home a spelling rule homework sheet every Friday with examples of spellings they will be taught the following week in class. Please explore these patterns/rules with your child and investigate words which follow this rule. They will also be given three ‘topic’ related words to learn as well as two words which they have found difficult to spell in their work. These will be personal to your child according to their needs. In addition to this, children are required to write sentences including each of their words using a variety of writing features. They will then be tested on their spellings every Friday morning.
Reading - Your child will have a levelled (or free reader book) and pleasure book. Your children needs to read their levelled (or free reader) reading books at least 4 times a week at home for around 15 minutes. Reading records need to be signed by an adult, including the date and numbers of pages read. If your child has finished the book, please indicate this so it can be changed.
We also encourage children to read books for pleasure with you at home. These can be borrowed from school or can be books/magazines you have at home. Reading before bedtime is a lovely way to wind down after a busy day and allows for precious bonding time with your child. Please let us know what books your have enjoyed reading together using the book list pages in your child’s reading record.
Times Tables - Children will be expected to be really confident in all their times tables (up to the 12 times table) by the start of Year 5. During Years 5 and 6 they will become confident in multiplying larger numbers (four-digits by two-digits, for example). Please access Times Tables Rockstars 3 times a week to practise these (Link below). This knowledge will support them in their arithmetic skills. If you need a reminder of your child’s login details, please ask a member of staff and we can send this home. Children will complete an arithmentic test every Friday morning. Children will also complete a timestables test every Friday afternoon.