Welcome to Year 5; we hope you have all had a restful summer!

Class teachers are Mr. Leaning (5L), Mr. Todd (5T) and Miss Welling (5W)

Learning support assistants are Mrs. Thatcher and Miss. Trott

Term 1 and 2

These terms, our enquiry is ‘The Vikings: Friend or Foe of the Anglo-Saxons?‘ where we explore what life was like in Britain after the Roman Empire fell.

Below is our term plan so that you are aware of what your child will be learning during Term 1. There might be slight changes, but we will endeavour to stick to the plan as closely as possible.

Year 5 Term 1 Term Plan

PE Times

5L: Friday PM

5T: Wednesday PM

5W: Wednesday AM

Mornings and End of the Day

Please ensure that the children arrive to school no later than 8.55am. If ever there is an issue with this, please do not hesitate in ringing the school office.

It would be hugely appreciated that the child arrives at school with a water bottle already full so that they can maintain hydration throughout the day.

If you have a message for us, you can either: write a message in their Reading Record and ask them to let us know about it, or you can email the office to arrange a 10-minute meeting with you. Unfortunately, we cannot have a lengthy conversation at the beginning or end of the day.

The end of the school working day in Year 5 is 3.15pm; if you are collecting your child, please arrive no later than this time in order to hand the children back to you as efficiently as possible. If you would like your child to leave the classroom on their own, then please fill in the form on your Operoo account. There is also an after-school club, which you can sign your child up to; if you are interested, speak to the office for more information regarding this.

Homework (including reading and Times Tables Rock Stars)

Your child should receive homework every Thursday, to be completed for the following Thursday. We encourage the children to have their best attempt at 1 piece of Maths and 1 piece of English. Usually, they are differentiated, so they only need to complete one challenge from each subject. They will also be given spellings to practise each week.

We also would like the children to read at home at least 3x a week. Because they are now in Year 5, they can read individually and write in their own Reading Record as evidence. We would appreciate it if you could read with your child if ever opportunity arises; there are hints and tips in the Reading Record to support you with this.

Please encourage your children to use the Times Tables Rock Star application/website as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have a huge impact on their times-table knowledge. If there are any problems with the application, or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know.

Rights Respecting Schools – UNICEF

All of Year 5 have signed class charters at the beginning of the year to agree on how our rights will be respected by pupils and adults throughout the school.

The main articles that we felt were appropriate for our class setting were: 12, 13, 14, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

For a full list of articles please click on the logo below:

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