Welcome to Year 5
A very warm welcome to Year 5 from Mr Warren, Miss Irving, Mr Siddons and Mrs Hannon - the Year 5 Teaching Team!
As they begin to prepare for the transition to secondary school, Upper Key Stage 2 is quite often one of the most memorable times in a child's school life. Year 5 sees the start of this, with a great number of opportunities for the children to take more responsibility - both for their own learning and in the way they act as role models within our school and the wider school community.
In Year 5, we will be working hard to promote the values of respect, resilience, responsibility, readiness, reflectiveness and resourcefulness within every aspect of our learning. We will provide all of the children with as many opportunities as possible to grow, learn and develop as individuals and most importantly to have fun and enjoy their time at school as they fulfil both their academic and personal potential.
If there is every anything we can do (or that you feel we need to know), please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Mr Warren's non-contact time with the class will be on a Tuesday. During this time, Mr Siddons will teach the class supported by Mrs Hannon. We are extremely lucky in Year 5 to be supported by our 2 fantastic Teaching Assistants - Miss Irving and Mrs Hannon.
PE and Swimming
In Year 5 our PE lessons will take place on a Monday afternoon. Alongside our PE lessons we will go swimming every week on a Wednesday afternoon. As we have purchased school PE kit all the children will have a suitable kit which will remain in school at all times which will allow them to safely take part in all nature of physical activity lessons. These kits will be allocated to each child individually and will be washed each half term. On PE days children may bring trainers into school for PE lessons if they wish.
Please note that homework will be set on a Friday afternoon; if you are unsure whether home learning has been set then please ask to make sure. This will usually consist of IXL based Maths and English tasks. It is expected that your child should complete IXL tasks by the following Thursday, therefore giving them ample time to complete it. In addition to this, spellings will be given out on a Thursday. Spellings should be practised at home ready for the weekly spelling test (that will also take place each Thursday). There is a Homework Club on Monday lunchtime for children who need specific, extra support with their homework though homework should generally be done at home wherever possible.
Children in year 5 are expected to read (their Accelerated Reader reading book) daily for 15-20 minutes. We expect children to bring their books in daily and we like to see a record of each time they have read in their diaries. If you have any questions regarding reading please come and see me.
Each week we will learn a spelling patter or rule. The children will practise the spellings in class and then be given 5-10 spellings to learn on a Thursday. Spelling tests will take place on a Thursday afternoon.