Welcome to Year 5! Our Year 5 team consists of Mrs Hill and Miss Aijaz.
We are looking forward to leading our class on a ‘Journey to Excellence’ this year with exciting, engaging lessons and experiences.
Across the year we will be covering a range of topics, starting off with ‘Fantasy Lands’ where we will be writing and creating our own fantasy settings inspired by the BFG. We will be learning about a range of mountains and exhibitions in ‘Explorers’. After Christmas, we will travel back to the year 793 to discover the trials and tribulations of the ‘Vikings’ whilst we discuss if they were ‘Traders or Invaders’. We will be debating the judicial system in ‘Romance and Retribution’. In summer term, we focus on space in ‘Star Gazers’ and will finish our year exploring Greek mythology in ‘Greece is the word’.
PE: We will be having PE lessons on Wednesday and Friday afternoons but please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. We will be having swimming lessons at De Stafford Secondary School until November on Friday afternoons. Please remember all jewellery needs to be removed for lessons or not worn on PE days.
Homework: This will be set on a Friday and should be returned by Wednesday through Google Classroom.
Spelling: Each half term, an overview will be published containing the spellings we will be focusing on each week in class. Please ensure you continue to practice them at home, particularly by using them in sentences (this consolidates the spelling in memory best). We will test any random 10 spellings from the list each week in no particular order.
Reading should be a minimum of 15 minutes a night and 5 minutes on a reflection about a character or the plot, which should be recording in their reading record for an adult to check daily. If you have any concerns, then paired reading and scribing for your child is acceptable to keep within the 15 minutes.
In addition to this we will be giving out a piece of Maths and English for consolidation on Friday, which is to be returned the following Wednesday. If for any reason homework is not completed, please send a note in and we can arrange for a break or lunch time catch up.
If you have any worries or concerns, please speak to us at the end of the day.
We are looking forward to working with you all this year and sharing our learning journey with you.
The Year 5 Team!