Year 5 Class
In Year 5, we are taught by Mrs Entwistle and we are supported by Miss Lincoln. Mrs Room also teaches us when Mrs Entwistle is completing her planning and preparation.
We follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do' to ensure that we can complete our learning to the best of our ability.
I am glad to be returning to Year 5 after an enjoyable maternity leave and have had a lovely warm welcome from the children already. Miss Lincoln has joined Year 5 this year to support us and Mrs Connolly is with us in the afternoons. Mrs Room continues to take Year 5 on a Monday afternoon for PE and PHSE.
Let me remind you of some key information that will ensure we finish a successful year together...
On Mondays, spellings will be sent home in yellow books; the children will need to learn these for a test on the Friday of the same week. I have demonstrated a range of strategies to learn them, and I shall collect results as a means of assessing.
Additional pieces of work will be sent home, usually on a Friday, that relate to topic or Maths or English, and will generally be due the following Friday. Please see homework as important: it will always be intended to build on the class learning or to prepare for a sequence of work, so support you child in completing it to the best of their ability. That said, please do not over-stress the homework - if, after half an hour, it is proving too much for any of you, then leave it and send in a note. I'll understand. I like to see that children have had a good go, not necessarily a perfect piece at the end. After all, there is usually lots of other jobs to be getting on with at home.
Please listen to your child read at home, and sign and comment in their reading record. This will help us monitor content and progression through the schemes and allows a channel of communication. Children should be taking their assigned ‘Home Reading’ book home with them every night and returning with it the following day. We are looking for at least 2 signatures in a week. In addition, we will hear your child read each week during 'guided reading' sessions, as well as set and discuss follow-up tasks, free reading and book reviews.
PE will take place on Monday pm and on Thursday am. Please go to every effort to ensure children have a full regulation kit on those days. If you have any problems, please call in at the office - I'm sure we can help.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your co-operation and we hope you enjoy checking back into the Year 5 pages!
To see the long term plan for the year, click on the link below.
This tells you the different topics and subject areas by half-term.