Mrs Boyce, Mrs Kingsbury, Mr Stratford and Mrs Myers
Our classes are named after 2 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.
Helping your child at home
Here are a few suggestions of activities which would be particularly beneficial:
1. Regular opportunities to write. Keep these sessions short and focussed e.g. writing a shopping list, a thank you letter or a diary entry.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
On Tuesday 19th November we were visited by award winning author and the Omega MAT Champion of Reading, Curtis Jobling for a writing workshop. We enjoyed learning about his journey as a writer and the inspiration behind his chosen career. He also talked us through his writing process and shared extracts from his novels with us. He explained the formula for story writing and how to write an interesting story.
You can learn more about Curtis here:
Visit his Wereworld books website here: