Class 16 - Year 5
Welcome to Class 16!
We are looking forward to greeting the new Year 5s and welcoming them back into our school community. We hope that you have all enjoyed a restful and relaxing break from learning over the Summer Holidays and are as excited to be back as we are! To make sure that everything runs smoothly and that the children settle back into their learning easily, we have a lovely team. The Class Teacher is Ms Bush and the assistants are Mrs Cross and Mrs Smith; who are always on hand with their support.
As the children will undoubtedly be returning with new uniform, lunch boxes etc, please take the time to label ALL belongings. It is still very warm in the classrooms so the children will need a water bottle for the class. As we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have water only in the classrooms. Please note, there are no fountains available so a water bottle is essential. At break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. All other equipment will be provided. Please leave pencil cases at home to enjoy when you get home.
PE will be on Mondays and Fridays and children will need to wear their P.E. Kit to school. Just a reminder that our PE kit consists of red shorts, white top and trainers. Black joggers and a black sweatshirt or hoodie are great for when it is colder, especially as PE is always outdoors come rain or shine.
Your Home School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading. In the front of the diary you will find the login details you need for some of our wonderful online resources, such as TTRS, Bug Club and Google Classrooms.
This year, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart as this is especially important in Year 5. The children will be able to see the progress they make towards GOLD as this is recorded in their Home School Diary alongside weekly spellings.
As these things are so important, we ask that parents listen to the children read at least three times a week to encourage a love of books as well as supporting them with any times tables and spellings that they bring home. When you listen to your children read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards reading certificates which are awarded in assemblies in order to celebrate their progress.
We look forward to forming a really good partnership between home and school. To further this, there are lots of certificates to be earned for reading at home and an achievement scheme for learning times table facts. Look forward to your children bringing home lots of certificates!
Excitingly, we have NEW books online the children can access using Active Learn. Use the school login: srtt - along with your child's username and password. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collect new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!
In English, your children will be reading a selection of short stories based on myths and legends, which I know they will all enjoy. They will then move onto ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in Autumn 2, which is a children’s classic. In Maths, we will focus on greater fluency and increasing confidence in written methods of calculation. During the afternoons, our history topic will be Groovy Greeks.
For more information on the curriculum there are documents below which outline what the children will be learning this term. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary.