Welcome to Year 5!
We are all looking forward to a great year in Year 5! We have lots of exciting activities and events throughout the year, some of which are listed below.
The teachers in Year 5 are; Mr Adam Freeman (Class 11), Mrs Sarah Blake and Mrs Julie Locke (Class 12). Mrs Blake teaches Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Locke teaches Thursdays and Fridays. Our HLTA in upper school is Mr Bicknell. We are joined by different teaching assistants during the week who all work across the upper school; Mrs Blatchford, Mrs Tailby, Mrs Davenport, Mrs Sturgeon, Miss Bennett and Miss Claridge.
Clarinet Lessons. Whole class instrumental tuition with Somerset Music Service. Thursday mornings for 10 weeks during the autumn term.
Our literacy topic for the first weeks of Autumn 2 will be non-chronological reports linked to our topic of 'Earth and Space'. The children will be learning about the features of non-chronological reports, researching facts about the planets and writing their own reports.
Guided reading, spellings, target writing or grammar will continue to take place during the week.
Regular reading at home is essential. Children who read at least four times a week make the most progress with their literacy in school - please encourage them to read and sign their logs too!
We are excited to be using the Maths-No Problem scheme in year 5. We have already completed units on place value and addition and subtraction. Our current unit focuses on multiplication and division.
Quick recall of times tables is crucial to our maths work in year 5 and so the children will practise their times tables daily. In addition there be a weekly times table test. As they progress through the tables the children will need to answer more questions correctly within the time before they can move up to the next level. The school is continuing to use Times Table Rock Stars this year. We have found the children have loved using this app both at home and at school.
Our first science topic of the year is Earth and Space. We look forward to seeing the children's completed moon diary homework (due back Monday 19th November).
Each week in class we look at a new spelling rule - sometimes this will be a revision of a spelling rule from year 4. Throughout the week at school, the children complete a SACAWAC sheet as well as daily activities and spelling games. The children have twelve spellings to learn at home, these are made up of seven words which follow the spelling rule and five keywords from the Year 5/6 spelling list. There will be a spelling test each Tuesday using the words that the children have learnt from the previous week.
This Week's Spelling Homework:
Below is a timetable of when homework is given out and expected back in. Please ensure your child has completed their homework within the given time.
- Spelling test
- Spelling homework due back
- Maths homework completed
- New spelling homework set (this will be a written spelling activity and a SACAWAC sheet to complete during the week).
- New maths homework set (My Maths or Times Table Rock Stars Activity - to be completed online)