Welcome to year 5!
We have 37 wonderful pupils and an exciting year of learning ahead of us. Some of our interesting topics this year are: outer space, materials, circle of life, forces, animals and humans, Anglo Saxons, ‘Vicious’ Vikings, fantastic journeys, food origins and biomes.
We do lots of different reading activities in year 5. Reading is a fundamental part of your child’s learning and it will support them across all of their subjects in school. Fluent reading is crucial in order to be able to retrieve and infer from the text. Whilst hearing your child read every night, it is beneficial to ask them questions such as:
- What do you predict will happen next? Why?
- How do you think the character is feeling?
- Why do you think the character did that?
- Are there any words you are unsure of?
- Can you summarise what has happened so far?
Children will be given a new book every Monday. They should be reading for a minimum of 15 minutes every night. Books will be collected on a Friday. Your child will still need to bring their reading book to school every day for group reading.
Children can access Reading Plus at home with their logins – https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login
Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday. Your child should learn their weekly words every night in preparation for their test on the Friday. We provide a template of ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ as an activity for your child to assess their confidence with the words. It will help them to recognise the spelling patterns that they need to concentrate on during the week. It can be useful to do practice tests at home which again can help your child identify any areas they are struggling in.
Quick times tables recall will support your child across all of our maths topics this year. Short bursts of Times Tables Rockstars will help your child to maintain their memory of multiplication facts up to 12×12. If your child receives times tables homework, please ensure this is completed by the given date in order to support their learning.
TT Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student