Our new Year 5 class
Welcome to Year 5.
I would like to welcome you and your child back to school and the beginning of a new year. We hope to have a year full of new learning opportunities as well as celebrations and fun. We have many things planned for this year.
Let’s make it a year to remember!!
Here in upper KS2 we like to encourage more independence, problem solving and responsibility. Throughout the year each child will be given just that to help prepare for the future. In Year 5 we have many responsibilities including Play Leaders duties, Corridor monitors and GIFT team leaders therefore there will be high expectations aimed for each individual this year.
Our history topic in our first term will be World War II. We will be looking at how it began and the impact it had locally. We will be using that knowledge to present the Remembrance Day assembly this term, so don’t forget to join us for that! Our geography topic will be Europe. We will be looking at the countries, cites and landmarks around our continent as well as linking it to our history.
PE will be every Monday afternoon. Please could you ensure that your child has their P.E. kits in school at all times, this will ensure that they can be included in all lessons and not miss any opportunities for PE.
I would like to take the children outside for PE as much as possible this term therefore PE kit is as follows;
• White T-shirt
• Shorts/Track suit bottoms
Kits must then be collected by the end of the half term!
As you are aware we will not be giving out set homework however your child will still be given weekly spellings to learn and encouraged to read and learn times tables. Spellings will be given out on Monday and will need to be returned on Friday.
Reading books will be given out on a Monday if not on Free Reading. Please ensure your child returns their book the following Monday and the Reading record. This is so we can discuss with your child of what they have read and if they want it changing it can give us just enough time to do so.
Your child should also be practising essential key skills of maths including their timetables, so TT Rockstars will be essential homework.
Our school website has a variety of resources that you and your child can access at home. It would be great if occasionally during the week you practise this with your child to help their development. Our Medium Term Plan is attached to this letter and also it can be found on our website.
If you have any queries or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to pop in and have a chat.
(Year 5 teacher)