Welcome to Year 5

Welcome all parents and pupils to a new term in Year 5. We hope that you had a brilliant holiday and look forward to meeting you all over the course of the year.

 

Our Autumn term is strongly led by History as we learn about the World Wars. Later in the term we will be working with Wheal Martyn to celebrate the centenary of WW1 ending.

Homework revolves largely around English and Maths, although I will be setting a topic related project soon.

 

Revision

This week Year 5 pupils will be given a Targeted Question Book. Weekly homework will be set in the Targeted Question Book, on Fridays, due in the following Thursday.

Not all pupils will be given a Year 5 question and study book; some pupils will be given a previous year’s book. This is so that pupils gain confidence in their work and are achieving. We have spares of all books and may move children on to a different book should we feel it would be more appropriate.

 

Spellings

Spellings will be tailored to your child’s ability and are sent out at the beginning of the term. These will be tested on a Tuesday. Each week they will be tested on the ‘weekly’ pattern, but also on a few words from previous weeks to aid retention.

Spelling Bees will continue to take place half termly with the aim being that children revisit patterns taught so as to further root them in their memory and understanding.

 

Reading

As per usual, your child has completed new STAR reader test to generate a ZPD score. This score gives a range of book levels that your child should be comfortable in.  It is common for children to drop back after the Summer holidays so it may be that your child comes back with a slightly lower level. The children are clear, however, that we will move them up as soon as we see consistent attitude and scores. We insist that children read and quiz regularly. You will soon be able to be even more informed with your child’s quizzes and scores! We have worked hard in school over the last few years to build a greater respect for reading and we are starting to see the impact in terms of reading levels and also within the children’s writing. With this in mind, please encourage your child to read regularly.

 

Summative testing

Throughout the year, we will be monitoring and assessing your child’s progress –  both formally and informally. These tests not only allow us to gauge progress throughout the year, but identify strengths and areas of improvement to guide teacher’s planning and get pupils used to the formal nature of testing in preparation for KS2 assessments. The assessment timetable is below.

 

Autumn 1 Baseline of previous year

End of Autumn 1

 

End of Autumn 2

 

End of Spring 1

 

End of Spring 2 

 

End of Summer 1

 

End of Summer 2

 

Arithmetic

31 Questions 30mins

Arithmetic

 36 Questions  30mins

Arithmetic

36 Questions  30mins

Reasoning

24 Questions 40mins

Arithmetic

36 Questions 30mins

Arithmetic

 36 Questions 30mins

Reasoning

24 Questions 40mins

Arithmetic

36 Questions 30mins

Arithmetic

36 Questions 30mins

Reasoning

24 Questions 40mins

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

Spelling test

20 words

 

Reading comprehension paper 1

(throughout Autumn term)

Reading comprehension paper 2

(throughout Spring term)

Reading comprehension paper 3

(throughout Summer term)

 

PE

Children need to have their PE kits in all week – black shorts (joggers will be advisable as we approach the chillier months!), and a red t-shirt. If a child does not have a PE kit they will use the school spares to ensure they are not missing out on the curriculum.

Year 5 are fortunate enough to have a coach taking them for PE this term. If your child is unable to take part due to illness of injury, please send a note into school with your child or send a message through the office.

 

 

If you ever have any concerns or queries, please talk to me after school or arrange a meeting through the office.

 

Yours sincerely,

Miss Goatman                 Mrs Margetts                 Mrs Tibbles

 

 

Day

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

·         Spelling test

·         PE

Wednesday

 

Thursday

  • Revision book handed in
  • PE

Friday

  • Maths revision book handed out

Other

  • Reading to take place regularly
  • PE kit in all week

 

Year 5 Documents
Name
 Y5 Class Letter Autumn Term 2018.pdfDownload
 Y5 Parent Briefing slides.pdfDownload
 Year 5 Term 1A Spelling Overview.pdfDownload
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