Welcome to Year 5

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the second half of the Spring term. We are looking forward to a busy, exciting and productive time in Year 5!
The topic we will study in Spring 2 will be The Mayans. This links directly with the National Curriculum set by the Government. A more detailed outline of this can be found using the link on the right.  Drugs Education. RE will focus on global issues, charity and injustice.

As last term, an overview of the spellings to be learnt will be given to you. Children will still have a spelling test each week but they will also include spellings from previous weeks. Children will be assessed on all of these spellings at the end of the half term. The words highlighted in red will be included in the Spelling Bee at the end of the half term. It is important that your child learns the spellings each week and continually revisits spellings from previous weeks.
Times table homework will also be given out each fortnight on a Monday and is expected to be handed in on a Thursday. The children will continue to be tested weekly on their times tables and children will receive certificates if they have made progress or achieved 100% at the end of the half term.
The children will receive a list of topic homework for this half term. This includes a range of tasks, which will further develop their understanding of the topic. This should be brought into school on the date indicated.
Any homework not completed, will be expected to be done during the child’s break time.

P.E. lessons will focus on rugby and gymnastics These will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The children are expected to have a complete and appropriate kit in school on these days and will be expected to take part, unless the teacher has been informed otherwise by parents.

The children are fully aware of the class’s warning system. Warnings are linked to playtime and golden time. Any specific or persistent problems related to behaviour, will result in contact with parents by the teacher or Mr Walden.

Home time
Could any parent who wants their child to walk home, please contact the school to inform them of this. Many thanks if you have already done so. In addition, could you please also inform us if your child is to be collected by another adult, even if this is another family member or parent of another child in the class.. We hope you understand that these procedures will help keep all of our children safe.

Student teacher
During this term Miss Hill, who worked as TA with the class last year, will be returning to teach the class. This forms part of her teaching qualification. She will work closely with both teachers to plan, deliver and mark lessons, as well as make assessments.

Many thanks,
Miss Palk and Mrs Powell (Class Teachers)
Mr Moore (Teacher of Maths)
Mrs Margetts (HLTA) and Mrs Lewis (Teaching Assistant)

Year 5 Files

Year 5 Spring Term 1 and 2 Curriculum Summary.pdfDownload
Year 5 Spring Term 2 Spellings.pdfDownload
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