Welcome to Year 5
We have two classes - Amethyst and Tanzanite
Our class teachers are Mrs Bennett and Mrs Prendiville with Mrs Farrell teaching Amethyst Class on Thursdays and Tanzanite Class on Fridays. Our Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Hansra and Miss Holmwood.
In Year 5, learning is an adventure where children will have the opportunities to explore further and learn through hands on experiences. The children will develop positive attitudes towards their learning and show a thirst for all things new. Year 5 is an exciting journey, helping all to fully embrace the challenges that lie in front of them. The skills the children learn are aimed to prepare them for the future.
Our main aims in Year 5 are:
- To increase children’s independence and growth mindset
- To help children to have accountability for their learning
- To value each other and show respect to everyone
- To be a team who celebrate success and achievement
- To endeavour to make each learning experience one to remember, where learning is an adventure
Our main topics that the children learn about over the year are: ‘Anglo Saxons’ and ‘The Race to Space,’ ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ and ‘Mountains and Rivers’. History, Geography and Science skills are developed through these topics.
The children in Year 5 are learning how to be independent learners. As the year progresses, the children are expected to take on more responsibility within the school community. Year 5 are very fortunate to participate in a number of extra-curricular activities including cultural days, art days and trips associated with current topics.
We hope that all Year 5 children will enjoy the year, always striving to be the best they can be so that they are ready for their transition to Year 6 and the added responsibilities which come with this.
We cannot stress enough the importance of reading regularly with your child. Children have reading record books for parents to sign each time they listen to their child. We would recommend listening to your child read at least twice a week.
Every Friday, the children will receive a Maths/ English homework that will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. We will also set some topic projects to complete throughout the term.
Weekly spellings will be tested during a specified Guided Reading slot. Please continue to learn spellings from the statutory spelling list which children will be tested on termly.
For those children, who like a further challenge, we have included an optional homework task below that is made up of 20 activities. If they choose to accept the challenge, children will need to bring to school evidence that each activity has been completed. This could include photographs, write-ups, powerpoint presentations, models or signed notes from a parent.
PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school on these days. Trainers will be required each day for the Daily Mile. Please ensure that your child has warm clothing to wear for their outdoor session in the winter.
If you have any questions throughout the year, then please do not hesitate to ask!