Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5!
After an unusual 2020/21 and a number of isolations during Year 4l, I’d like to welcome you to Year 5 for the start of a new school year. I hope you all enjoyed the Summer break. Please find below a link to our curriculum overview, where you can find the objectives and topics which we will be covering during the Autumn Term, along with the Spring and Summer Terms.
Hopefully, this information in this letter will answer most of the questions which you may have at the beginning of this year. If you have any questions or queries during this year, feel free to contact me via our class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year Ms Quinn and Mrs Ingham will be our Year 5 teaching assistants.
In Year 5, maths and English homework will be set on a Wednesday each week, and homework will need to be completed by the following Monday so that it can be marked. As a result of the positive feedback provided during our home learning periods last year, we will continue to set homeowkr electronically, online, often via Google Classroom or Purple Mash. Your children should still have their log in details for Google Classroom and Purple Mash from last year, these will not have changed. All homework will be marked electronically after the Monday deadline. When children log on to their Google Classroom or Purple Mash account at home, they will see a new task, or 2Do, and alert to show that their homework is ready to be completed. If you have any problems accessing online homework, please contact me via the class email address. Additionally, topic, science or R.E. homework may occasionally also be given to the children. If the children have any problems with retrieving their log in details, please get in touch.
The children will continue with their guided reading sessions daily in school. Additionally, each child will have an independent reading book which should be read regularly at home. Due to the importance of reading at this stage of the children’s development, I would like to highlight the significance of providing opportunities for reading at home. I encourage parents to listen to their children read aloud at home, and to write comments about their child’s reading in their reading records. Reading books will be changed when a parent/guardian have checked that their child has finished their book. Mrs Ingham will monitor the children’s reading books and the dates when they are changed, to ensure that consistent progress is being made in the children’s development. I would like to invite all parents to promote a love of reading with their children at home.
Spellings and Times Tables
Beginning in the second week of this term, we will be focussing on a different spelling pattern each week. The children will receive a copy of their spellings each Monday to take home to practice. It is important that the children learn the spelling rule using the support of the spelling list. These spellings will be tested on a Friday. The children can return their completed spelling list to school on a Friday.
Times table rockstars will still be available for the children to use online during Year 5, with an aim to win the battle of bands each time they are set! We will continue to work on our times tables throughout Year 5 in the classroom, and I once again encourage parents to regularly practice times tables with their children at home, to ensure that we catch up missed learning during isolations and lockdowns in year 4.
During this term, the children will have two P.E. sessions throughout the week. They have been asked to bring their P.E. kits in on a Monday, and take them home on a Friday. For the Autumn half term, Year 5’s P.E. days will be Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday's, the children will take part in Hockey, and on a Thursday the children will work with a dance coach.
Curriculum Focus for Autumn Term
Our detailed curriculum overview for the Autumn Term can be found at the following link: http://www.st-pauls-hyde.tameside.sch.uk/page/year-5/19484
Our brief overview of our topics for each subject for this term are:
Religion: Creation & God’s Covenant
Topic: Anglo Saxons and Scots
English: The Lost Happy Endings (Narrative), Persuasion texts, The Curse of Cogston House (Narrative), Discussion Texts
Maths: Place value and ordering numbers, rounding, roman numerals addition & subtraction both mentally and using formal written methods, times tables, multiplication & division, including multiples, factors, prime, square and cude numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, Perimeter and Area or rectillinear, compound and irregular shapes.
Science: Space & Forces
Art: Anglo Saxon Art
D & T: Constructing Anglo Saxon houses, Baking (Food technology)
Music & Dance: Charanga – Living on a Prayer & Classroom Jazz 1
Computing: Coding, E-Safety and Spreadsheets
PSHE: New Beginnings & Getting on and Falling Out
MFL: French (Getting to know you & All About Ourselves)
If you have any further questions or concerns you wish to discuss, feel free to contact me via email.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to ensure your children continue to reach their full potential!
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