Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5!
I hope that you all had a wonderful festive period with your family, and are ready for the start of 2022 in Year. Please find below a link to our curriculum overview, where you can find the objectives and topics which we will be covering during the Spring Term, along with the Autumn 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: email@example.com
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 slightly different P.E. sessions. On Thursdays, the children will attend swimming sessions in the morning with Mr Allen. The children will need to ensure that they have their swimming kit with them, along with a towel. Please refer to the swimming letter you have received for more information.
On a Thursday afternoon, the children will also have a session with our dance teacher. This means that the children need to ensure that they have BOTH their swimming and P.E. kit in school on a Thursday.
Curriculum Focus for Spring Term
Our detailed curriculum overview for the Spring 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: Inspirational People & Reconciliation
Topic: The Vicious Vikings!
English: Discussion Texts (Should video games be banned?), The Saga of Ragnar, Newspaper Articles (Scarlet Shadows Saves the Day, Holes by Louis Sachar.
Maths: Mutliplication, Division, Fractions and Decimals (See the curriculum link above for more detail)
Science: Forces & Properties of Materials
Art: Viking Art
D & T: Baking (Food technology)
Music & Dance: Charanga – Make you feel my love & The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Computing: Spreadsheets, Databases, Game Creator and 3D Modelling
PSHE: Going for Goals! & Good to be me!
MFL: French (All About Ourselves & That's Tasty!)
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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Virtual Meeting for Y6 Parents - Kingswood Microsoft Teams 4pm, by Mrs Phoenix
Closing date for Nursery applications, by Mrs Clowrey
NSPCC Number Day, by Mrs Phoenix
Contact the School
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom
Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)
SEN Contact: Mrs K Higginbottom