Year 5

Welcome to Year 5.

Please find below some important information about this year.  If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Teacher: Mrs Skelton

Teaching Assistant: Miss Nield

PE Kits: PE will be on a Thursday morning.  PE kits should be sent to school as soon as possible and we will send them home to be washed at half term.  Kits and pumps should be named.  Details of all kit  and uniform is in the planner.

Reading: Year 5 children are expected to read independently at home at least 5 times per week.  Planners may be signed by your child but it is helpful if you can initial to confirm that the reading is actually taking place.  You can also log any concerns that you may have.

Writing: We teach contextual grammar as much as possible to ensure that grammar knowledge is retained and become sticky. We also use this method to significantly enhance outcomes in extended writing with grammar knowledge being applied more proficiently. Please see our Whole School Grammar Writing Journey to see the writing opportunities that will be covered.

Planners are required in school every day.  In the planner there are several sections that must be read and completed by parents/carers concerning short walks and excursions as well as internet usage and E-safety.  It is important that that you complete these sections as soon as possible and encourage your child to look at the sections they can complete.

Outdoor Coat: Please ensure your child has a warm and preferably waterproof coat to wear at break and lunchtimes.

Snack: Children can purchase a healthy snack every day, it costs 60p for two items and it would be REALLY helpful if your child could bring the correct change.

Lunch: Lunch will cost £2.40 per day and should be paid for online via parent pay, the menu is published on the website.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.  Your child will be expected to complete Maths and Grammar homework in addition to learning spellings, times tables and reading every week.

Children will be expected to complete 2 lessons of Reading Plus each weekend and this will be monitored by the class teacher.

Topics: All the subjects we will study this year are detailed in the long term planning documents which are available to view below.