Welcome to year 5
5S Mrs Smith- Class Teacher
Mr Davies – Teaching Assistant
It is great to welcome your children into Year 5 especially as they all look so smart in their new uniforms.
We are excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to introducing the new Year 5 Curriculum. The promotion of independent learning will be a focus for the children this year in preparation for year six.
Attendance and punctuality
It is important that your child has good attendance with the government requirements being 98%. It is also important that your child arrives on time as this minimises disruption in the classroom.
Please ensure they come to school, on time, everyday
Your child will participate in PE on a Wednesday. Please ensure they have the full kit, labelled for ease of identification. Please check pump sizes regularly as you know how fast they grow. As the day is subject to change or there may be additional opportunities for sports, children can leave their kits in school and take them home at half term, unless they need washing sooner.
Your child will receive homework on a weekly basis, this is to be completed and handed in within the same week. Spellings will also be given out and tested on a Friday. Children also need to know the multiplication tables and will be tested on these regularly.
It is essential that your child reads at home as this will not only help with fluency but will also aid spelling. Please encourage your child to read for at least 10 – 15 minutes per night.
In Year 5 we have been trying to improve our writing. Part of the process is reading and learning stories to use as models for our own. We have been using story maps to help us which we rehearse every day.
Scan the QR code below to watch us in action, orally rehearsing our story.