In Year 5 we are made up of 4 classes. The daily routine typically involves a spelling session, maths lesson, English lesson, a reading session as well as a non-core subject such as topic or PE.
Our topic this term is ‘Into the Deep’. During this topic we will be focusing on different units of work. Some of these are: naming and creating fact files about the five oceans and seven continents of the world, describing the different stages of the water cycle and understanding and comparing climate zones.
Every half-term, each child is given a ‘Home Learning Menu’. These menu’s link to the children’s daily learning. The aim of this is for the children to take the lead in their own home learning. They can chose any task to complete each week and share with the class. They then earn points depending on the task they choose. At the end of the half term, their points are counted up and if they reach or exceed the point threshold they will be rewarded with a prize.
In Year 5, P.E is done every week. It is very important that each child brings their own P.E kit each week (black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers). Please ensure each piece of your child’s clothing is clearly named. This means any missing pieces can be easily returned to its owner. PE and learning is thirsty work so we also recommend sending a named water bottle in with your child too.
Reading is a high priority throughout our school. We expect the children to be reading in their own time every day. Please ensure that either your child or an adult has made a note in the children’s diary about how they got on.
Thank you for you continued support. Any queries please don’t hesitate to speak to any of the Year 5 team.