Year 5 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5
This year marks the progression from the lower to the upper stages of the KS2 curriculum. As we now begin the final phases of the primary curriculum, we encourage an increased level of independence and responsibility from our pupils whilst maintaining a nurturing and supportive environment.
Meet the team…
Miss Sheraton Y5R Class Teacher
Mr Lodge Y5L Class Teacher and Director of English
Mrs Kaur (Year 5 Teaching Assistant)
Miss Dean (Year 5 Teaching Assistant)
Since starting back in September Y5's topic has been Alchemy Island, an exciting and imaginative topic which they have studied along side reading Five on a Treasure Island. Have a look at the class gallery for some images of the amazing work they have produced.
After October half term, Y5 will be moving onto Stargazers. Stargazers is always a popular topic in which the children will explore the magic and mysteries of the stars and planets. We will study this alongside our novel, A Monster Calls. Keep an eye on the gallery for updates of our work.
In Year 5, we encourage an increased degree of independence. Homework is set each Monday and is due to be completed by the following Monday. This allows time for children to speak with teachers if help is needed but also gives them the weekend to ensure all is complete.
Weekly homelearning is set for spellings, topic, maths and grammar. Daily reading is also encouraged at home as this is the best way to develop the vital skills of fluency and pace. We thank all parents and carers for their continued support in this.
Maths can be accessed via the child's individual MWP account (maths with parents).
Grammar homework can be accessed via the child's individual login at SPaG.com.
Spellings will be given to children each Monday but can also be found on our class homepage in case of absence. Spellings will then be tested the following Monday.
The expectation is that children read a book at their individual reading level at least five times per week at home. Children are able to access suitably levelled books from school.
Further learning activities can be found online at the Oak National Academy. This is not a homework site but is a useful place to look for any revision/practice if needed.
Spellings to be tested on Monday 26th of April: