Welcome to Year 5!
We would like to take this opportunity to say hello and extend a warm welcome to the children and parents joining us in Year 5 this year. We have lots of exciting things planned and hope your children will share these experiences with you on a regular basis.
Year 5 is a hugely important year in your school life. Being in Upper key Stage Two, the children have a responsibility to be role models to the younger pupils. They will experience new opportunities and challenges throughout the year, both inside and outside of the classroom. These will help them to develop and evolve both as learners and as the young adults they are transforming in to.
Year 5 Staff
The Year 5 Team:
Mr Harding (Class Teacher 5.1)
Mr Kelly (Class Teacher 5.2)
Mrs Llewellyn (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Braganza, Mrs Akinbode, Mrs Conroy, Mrs Balta (Learning Support Assistants)
What are Year 5 learning?
In English, Year 5 have been writing recounts of the day Mo Farah came to visit the school. The children were required to write in the past tense, use chronological order, use facts and figurative language.
In Maths, Year 5 have been learning about factors, multiples and multiplication.
In Science, Year 5 have been learning about materials and their properties. We have investigated how absorbent some materials are and also how some substances dissolve whereas others don’t.
In computing, we used SketchUp to design 3D models representing Black History Month (Chelsea's model is a megaphone representing Black Voice).
In RE, we have been learning about Revelation and the three sources of Revelation. We are learning about how God reveals himself to us and what we can learn from this as Christians.
In Topic, we have been learning about the life of an Anglo Saxon and the 7 kingdoms. We have also been learning about who Alfred the Great was and what he did.
P.E. Days for Year 5 – Tuesday and Thursday.
Full kit is required to be worn to school on both days.
P.E. Kit includes – Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, Plain Navy Sweatshirt, Navy Shorts, White Polo Shirt Top, Black Plimsolls or Plain White/Black Trainers (no logos please)
Homework / Home Reading
Each week homework will be given as follows:
English homework is uploaded every Friday on Google Classroom to be submitted the following Friday.
Maths homework is uploaded every Friday on MyMaths to be submitted the following Friday.
One piece of R.E. Homework will be set on Google Classroom every half term. It will be set on a Friday to be submitted the following Tuesday.
Home reading – Home reading books must be read with an adult and signed each week. They will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned by Tuesday.
The children should also complete 20 minutes of daily reading.
Topic Related Projects are often given over holiday periods.
Times tables are practised regularly in class and it would be beneficial if they practice at home also. These are tested every Friday.
Teacher Information videos
Please find below the slides from the Year 5 Information Video. The full presentation from teachers can be found on your child's Google Classroom page.