There are three Year 5 classes. Every morning, children have a Literacy, Mathematics and Reading lesson.
In the afternoons, pupils have two Humanities lessons a week. Also, they have one session a week of Science, PE and PSHE/RE. On Carousel day the children take part in Music, Art and Computing. Children also develop key skills such as spellings, grammar and arithmetic in short sessions which can be applied across the curriculum. In addition, children take part in Book Club where they read books with their peers; discussing key themes, storylines and characters.
We also expect children to read regularly at home. Pupils have their own journals and are given the responsibility of recording what they read at home. Children are also expected to choose from a range of tasks to complete such as creating fact boxes about an author or writing a diary entry in the role of a character in the story. This year, pupils are encouraged to read books recommended by the school and class teachers.
Letters to parents
- Mrs Walsh – Beta class teacher
- Mr McCormick – Delta class teacher
- Miss Weale – Gamma class teacher
On PE day please send children to school in a PE kit. Children will be asked to tie long hair back and remove all jewellery for PE lessons.
- PE day for Year 5: Wednesday
Each week (see below for day) there will be a piece of literacy and maths homework, as well as spellings to learn. We ask for the homework folders to be returned to school the following week (by the day stated below). Children will be tested each week on their times table facts too and complete weekly spelling tests.
- Homework day for Year 5: Thursday
- Return homework day: Tuesday
Year 5 children need to bring their reading books and diaries every day, please ensure reading diaries are kept up to date when they read at home.
All money needs to be sent in with your child in the morning in a clearly labelled envelope with their name, class, the amount of money and what it is for. Dinner money needs to be paid at the beginning of each week.
If you have a problem and would like to speak to your child’s teacher, feel free to speak to them before or after school. If a teacher is not free to talk at that time, they will arrange a different time with you. If you are unable to arrange this personally with the class teacher, please contact the office and we will get back to you ASAP.