Take a look at our Class Topic Plans web page to find details of the topic based curriculum we will be covering this year in Year 5.
School Uniform and PE kit
We are scheduled to have PE on Wednesdays. After Christmas the children have been given a wonderful opportunity to take part in trampoline/badminton training at the Leisure Centre on Tuesday afternoons. Therefore, PE is on a Tuesday this term. Pupils are expected to have PE kit for indoor and outdoor activities, which includes footwear that is suitable for each setting (plimsolls for indoors and trainers for outdoors). A full PE kit includes a red t-shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms, trainers and plimsolls (which are used as indoor shoes) It is advisable for children to keep their PE kits in school all week so that they can take part in any extra physical activities that may take place at short notice. If a child does not have their PE kit in school for PE lessons, they will need to borrow second-hand kit from the office. This must be returned at the end of each PE lesson. Provided that shoes are dry and free from mud, children will be allowed to wear their outdoor shoes in the classroom. If outdoor shoes are muddy, children will be asked to change into their plimsolls before entering the classroom. If the ground is wet outside, children will not be able to play on the field at break-time and will be required to change into their outdoor trainers before going out to play.
Children should bring in a named water bottle containing water only, so they are able to have a drink as and when they need one. Drink bottles can go home everyday but should go home every Friday to be cleaned.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will be expected back in on the following Wednesday. Homework will include Maths, English and Spellings every week. Reading is really important (and enjoyable!) as it helps children to improve their writing. There is an expectation that your child will read at home every day, whether this is a book, newspaper, magazine or any other source of writing, for at least 20 minutes. Talking to your child about what they have read, and encouraging them to ask questions, will help them to deepen their understanding. Children will keep a record of their reading in their homework books.
If you wish to comment on the work they have done at home please do so in their homework books and I will respond likewise. Spellings are taught via ‘spelling patterns’ rather than lists and will be briefly covered in class. Your child will then need to research words containing that pattern in order to be randomly tested on a selection of them. For example, if the spelling pattern is ‘ie’ words then words that might be tested could include field, friend, tried etc. Some children will have individual spellings. If your child struggles to do homework at home, please consider sending them to the KS2 after school homework club.
Finally, if you have any concerns, or wish to see me, I am available after school each afternoon or I can be contacted via the school office if you would like an appointment at another time. I am really looking forward to working with the children and sharing in their learning journeys this year.
If you have any questions about your child and their learning please do not hesitate to ask us.
Mrs O’Brien, Year 5 Teacher Mrs Skeels & Mrs Himpson Year 5 Teaching Assistants.