Welcome to Year 5W
Welcome to Year 5! I hope that you have all had a lovely summer. I am very excited about the year ahead working with your children.
I hope you will enjoy visiting our page, and I also hope you find everything you are looking for!
Let us tell you a little bit about life in Year 5...
In Year 5, our day usually consists of English and Maths being taught in the morning, with a creative approach to our learning in the afternoon!
Rules and expectations.
In Year 5, we need to take responsibility for bringing in our own equipment for lessons so that we are ready and able to learn from the very start of each lesson!
Children are asked to bring in their book bags and water bottles to school with them every day.
Homework will consists of spellings. These will go out every Friday for a test the following Friday. Children will also recieve alternative Maths and English homework. These will go out every Friday and due in the following Wednesday in order for it to be marked. School diaries are checked every Tuesday. Children should be reading for 30 minutes per day either to an adult or independently. I ask that children aim for 3 signatures per week.
In Year 5, we take responsibility very seriously, and we are always striving to follow our school motto:
Believe, Achieve, Inspire
Throughout the year, we will be adding lots of important information to our class page so that you can be kept up to date with any events such as class trips.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any queries and I will get back to you.
Thank you for you continued support,
Year five topics include:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Out of this World!||Out of this World!||The Unsinkable||The Unsinkable||Groovy Greeks||Groovy Greeks|
Why is the space race
significant to life today?
Who was to blame for the
sinking of the Titanic?
What did the Greeks do for us?
As everyone's home circumstances are different, the amount of work being carried out varies. I would be expecting the children to be carrying out 30-60 minutes on each Maths and English separately, also trying to carry out their daily reading. I know there is a lot on the website, but it is just to give the children a choice to complete what they are interested in. The rest of their time could be used to engage with other interactive resources.
The children may also like to set themselves a challenge to learn something new (e.g. language, skill, hobby) to show us back at school.
It would be lovely to see what you are getting up to, please send any photos and a caption to the school office and we can upload them to the blog on our class page!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
To support parents whose schools have closed because of the Coronavirus, Twinkl have made their resources FREE for one month. Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
For a collection of interactive Go! resources, organised by age and subject, visit https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/teach-lesson-packs-twinkl-go
Year five recommended books
This is a list of books which I hope your child will enjoy reading. I hope you find these suggestions informative and helpful in promoting the reading habit.
A Pilgrim’s Progress – Geraldine McCaughrean
Perseus – Ger
Granny the Pag – Nina Bawden
The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bawden
Stop the Train – Geraldine McCaughrean
The House of Rats – Stephen Elboz
A Rag, a Bone & a Hank of Hair – Nicholas Fisk
Black Jack – Leon Garfield
A Far Away Place – Harriet Graham
When a Girl is Born – Pamela Grant
Carried Away – Michael Harrison
Follow Me Down – Julie Hearn
Chandra Frances – Mary Hendry
Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson
How to Train your Parents – Pete Johnson
The Knight & The Squire – Terry Jones
Cart & Cwidder (Series) – Diana Wynne Jones
The Coldest Winter – Elizabeth Lutzeier
The Octave of Angels – Margaret McAllister
Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
The Hounds of Morrigan – Pat O’Shea
I was a Rat – Philip Pullman
Clockwork or All Wound Up – Philip Pullman
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
Harry Potter (Series) – J K Rowling
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier
Beyond the Deep Woods – Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah
The Molly Moon Series – Georgia Byng
The Lion Boy Series – Zizou Corder
The Emily Windsnap Series – Liz Kessler
Pip – Tony Mitton
The Works 2, Poems on Every Subject – Brian Moses & Pie Corbett
The Walker Book of Classic Poetry & Poets – Michael Rosen