Welcome to Year 5
Our teachers this year are: In Baloo, Mr Hargreaves and in Simba Mrs Arnall.
Miss Smedley, Miss Jamil, Mr Coldman, Mr Freeman, Mrs Ghosh and Mrs Miah will work across both classes.
Year Five is a very exciting year with lots going on. Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both classes on this page or via Class Dojo. Please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions.
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and timetables are sent out via the apps (Spelling Shed and Timetables Rockstars) and can be accessed at home. All children have log ins for both sites. These need to be completed daily, to ensure the children get the best opportunities to succeed.
Reading is a life skill, so it is so important that your child reads on a daily basis. Please try to read with your child every night. Encourage your child to read a wide range of books, any reading is better than no reading at all. If you are struggling for reading material, please ask your child to speak to their class teacher.
Reading books must be in school every day so that their progress can be monitored and their name moved up the class reading tree, the children may also need to read during the day.
Children have PE twice a week. This year that will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. It is important for your child's safety, that they come into school in the correct kit. Please ensure that all children have sensible PE kit, including trainers in school on a Monday and that it is taken home on a Friday for washing.
*EVERY FRIDAY PE WILL BE OUTDOORS - PLEASE ENSURE CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE CLOTHING IN THEIR KIT. (THIS MUST INCLUDE TRAINERS AND A WARM JACKET)*
A new chapter
It is a very busy year ahead of us, but we are so excited to get to know you all and fill your brains with knowledge! All you need to do is give 100%.
Please join our class dojo page too! Click on the link HERE to go straight to the website and sign up using your child's code. If you don't have the code please speak to Mrs. Arnall or Mr. Hargreaves who will be able to give you your child's individual code.
Our Autumn A project is Would you rather be a Viking or an Anglo-Saxon?
Within this project we will be exploring how the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons shaped the United Kingdom we know today!
In English, we will explore 'The Explorer' a fantastic book by Katherine Rundell.
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value.
In Science, we will be focusing on Space.
Please see our medium term plan below and class newsletters for more information.