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Year 5

10th September 2020

Dear Parents, Welcome to Year 5, this is an introductory letter to inform you of the weekly routines in Year 5. We are delighted to let you know that we have had a great start and have been impressed with the children’s eagerness to learn.

This year the Year 5 team is; Blue: Mrs McGovern and Mrs Landles and Yellow: Mr Odell, Miss Brennock and Miss Gore.

What and When

PE: Children need to come into school wearing their PE kit on days when they will be doing PE. Please ensure that earrings are removed before your child comes to school on PE days if your child is unable to remove them independently. 

Home Learning is set via Google Classroom on Fridays and is due in on the following Thursday. 

Times Tables are tested frequently. It is important that children are practising these regularly at home as well as in school. Log in details have been sent home for Times Table Rockstars and Tackling Tables. 

Accurate spelling is of equal importance and we encourage all children to use Spelling Shed to extend their spelling skills. Log in details have been sent home for this service using the EdShed log in details.

Your child will have an independent reading book. To maximise their progress in reading and therefore in writing, they must read at home for 20 minutes each day, both independently and to a willing listener.

The curriculum for this term is as follows:

English – The children will be studying key authors, discussing different styles of writing and developing ideas, grammar and punctuation skills through a range of writing opportunities based on our theme.

Maths – The children will be learning effective ways of solving the four operations (division, multiplication, addition and subtraction). The key focus will be on place value since a sound knowledge of timetables and place value is essential to good progress in mathematics. 

RE – The RE study programme focuses on understanding the Creation story and that God calls us to care for the wonderful world He has created for us and that we have a responsibility to take care of it.

Computing – The focus this term will be on E-Safety.

Science – The science focus will be on learning about Space. We will learn about the location and movement of the Earth and other planets, understand why we have day and night and how the phases of the moon change.

History – The focus in history will be on developing knowledge, skills and understanding about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings.

PE – Year 5 will be practising and refining different skills within netball and having weekly fitness sessions. Year 5 Blue PE days will be on Tuesday and Thursday and Year 5 Yellow’s will be Wednesday and Friday.

We look forward to an enjoyable and hard-working year and getting to know your children. For more information about what your child will be learning please check the Year 5 section of the school website later this week.

Should you have any questions or queries at all, please contact your child’s class teacher via DOJO.

Kind regards,

Fiona McGovern and Elliott Odell

Year 5 Class Teachers