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.
Victorian Day. Tuesday 9th October. We will be visited by The Victorian School Company. This is a chance for year 5 pupils to come to school dressed as a Victorian and to spend the day experiencing life in a Victorian school. More details to follow.
Clarinet Lessons. Whole class instrumental tuition with Somerset Music Service. Thursday mornings for 10 weeks during the autumn term.
During the first few weeks, the main literacy lessons of the week will focus on narrative using the text 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. We will be looking particularly at settings and characterisation.
Guided reading, spellings, target writing or grammar will also 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. Our first topic is place value and the children will learn to read, write, order and compare numbers up to 1 000 000.
Quick recall of times tables is crucial to our maths work in year 5 and so the children will practice 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.
Later in the term we will start our science unit by learning about earth and space.
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 Monday 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 homework due back
- Spelling test
- 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)