Welcome to Year 5
Our teachers are Mrs Kingsbury, Mrs Hamilton-Wright and Mrs Yates.
Our teaching assistant is Mrs Myers.
Our classes are named after two famous authors: Rowling class (after JK Rowling) and Lewis class (after CS Lewis). We will be sharing lots of work by these authors in school and would encourage you to do the same at home.
Should you need to speak to any of the Year 5 staff then please contact the school office to make an appointment or email the member of staff directly using the contact details below.
- Earrings must be covered or taken out for P.E. Any jewellery should be left at home please.
- Water bottles need to be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday for washing.
- If your child is absent, please phone school to inform us of their absence.
- Your child must bring their reading book and diary to school every day. Maths homework is set on a Tuesday and returned on a Friday. English homework is set on a Friday and returned to school on a Tuesday.
- Your child must bring a coat to school even if it looks sunny in the morning as the weather is extremely changeable at this time of year.
- If your child is being collected from school by somebody other than the usual adult please let your child’s teacher know.
Helping your child at home
Here are a few suggestions of activities which would be particularly beneficial:
- Regular opportunities to write. Keep these sessions short and focussed e.g. writing a shopping list, a thank you letter or a diary entry.
- Please ensure your child reads 5 times a week. Encourage your child to respond to their reading in their reading diary (please sign once a week ) which needs to be brought to school each day. As much exposure as possible to a variety of texts supports your child’s effective progress in reading. This can include magazines, signs, online reading etc.
- Help develop your child’s Maths skills by allowing them to manage pocket money and real life money opportunities. It is also important for them to develop their knowledge of time and time management ( a watch is an ideal present.) They must practise their times tables including division facts ( 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x and 12x) on a daily basis as these are fundamental Maths skills. Regular use of TT Rockstars will consolidate their tables knowledge.
- We will be sending home weekly spelling words to be learned and will be holding a spelling bee challenge every half term. We would appreciate your continued support in the learning of these important skills.
Keep your multiplication and division recall skills sharp by playing Hit The Button.
You should also be regularly visiting TT Rockstars to improve your skills, sharpen your speed and dress up your avatar as a reward.
Keep your English skills sharp by playing these online games.
A range of games that help you to develop your use of written English.
Rewrite the sentences and add in the missing punctuation.
A literacy game where you need to sort words into either proper nouns, common nouns, adjectives or comparative adjectives so that you can escape from the Forbidden Chamber!
A game that can help you to improve your use of nouns and adjectives. You get to be an editor who improves a fairly dull story into a bestselling horror story. Select great nouns, adjectives and illustrations to improve the story's impact.
Edit the comic book adventure called Bushfire to make the story more interesting. Choose a conclusion for the story and then improve the grammar by looking changing nouns to pronouns, by adding adverbs and choosing saying verbs.
Looking for an alternative to Joe Wicks? Thanks to Mrs McGregor for sharing Jump jam with us. These are fun aerobic workouts to pop songs. Definitely one for the dads to try!