Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to the new academic year. It has been lovely settling back into school this week and I am glad you have all had a great summer. We will be starting learning straight away with a wonderful topic based on the book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker. By now, you should have received your welcome pack into Year 5. I hope you find this useful and please let us know if you are unsure of anything. Please encourage your child to bring in a reusable water bottle that can be refilled when needed.
Your child will be given a number of options to choose from each half term and then return the completed homework to the class teacher every two weeks. We have endeavoured to make the homework as creative as possible and we have done this to encourage parental involvement to help support your child in their work at home. We look forward to celebrating the wonderful creations that your children have done at home.
Please ensure that your child reads four times a week at home during term-time, encourage them to read a variety of genres and comment upon your child’s progress in their reading diary. Each week, if your child reads at least 4 times, they will be rewarded with a mark on their pathway. At various points in the year, awards will be given for reaching key milestones so please encourage your child to read as much as possible!
At home, you can help your child to practice their times tables by asking them to recall facts quickly. It is best, when practicing a certain times table, to ask them to recall the facts out of order. Discuss strategies with your child e.g. the 5 times tables can be worked out quickly by halving the 10 times tables. This will not only help children to recall quickly but will strengthen their understanding of number relationships.
An outline of our topics for this academic year is as follows:
Autumn Term 1 Journey by Aaron Becker / Our Fragile World
Autumn Term 2 Firework Maker’s Daughter
Spring Term 1 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / The Mighty Mayans
Spring Term 2 Space
Summer Term 1 Titanic – the last voyage
Summer Term 2 Harry Potter
P.E and Swimming
PE – Monday and Friday
Swimming – Swimming will commence in the Spring term on a Friday.
If there is anything at all that we can do to help you here in Year 5, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Thank you in advance for your support this year,
Mr. Card, Mrs. Durose and Mrs. Goldstraw.