Welcome to all our new Y5 children!
Welcome to our Year 5 class page. Here you will find out some key information about our class.
Year 5 is an important year for the children. Now they are in upper Key Stage 2, we are hoping to improve their independence, confidence and general organisation skills. It won't be long until they are choosing their high schools and we hope this year can begin to prepare for the next stage of their education.
The Y5 Team
Class teachers: Mrs Patterson (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Hockey (Wed-Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Davies
Reading for pleasure is so important in Y5. We want your child to love reading, have favourite authors and types of books and share their recommendations with their classmates. This year, we are planning lots of fun activities in class as well as regular trips to our local library and even a theatre visit to see one of our favourite books in action! To help them develop not only their love of books but also their reading skills, we expect the children to read every night. Remember they don't always have to read their school book, they can read the newspaper or even comics.
They don't always have to read to you but it would be nice if you could let them share books with you every once in a while and even go on a trip to the library with them. Please make sure that you sign their Reading Record Book each time they read. To check they have understood their book, your child should complete an activity in their reading journal once their book is completed. When they hand this in to us, they can change their book.
As well as our extensive library collection, all our colour bands are available online at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. If your child has forgotten their login, they can just come and ask.
In addition to reading your child will have weekly spellings, times tables and handwriting homework. Spending a little bit of time on these each day will make a real difference to your child's learning.
Handwriting is given out on Tuesdays and due in on Mondays
Spellings are given out on Wednesdays and they will be tested the following Wednesday
The children will be tested on their times tables on Mondays. Mrs Davies may also check these at other points in the week to make sure they have rapid recall of all the facts including division.
You child will have swimming lessons every Monday. This year will be their last opportunity in school time to achieve their badges. It is important that they leave primary school able to swim 25 metres. FAST club also offers additional swimming lessons during the holidays. This term the children will have the opportunity to learn gymnastic skills from a qualified coach. Keris will deliver lessons every Wednesday for the whole of the term. Please make sure that your child has their kits on the appropriate days. Please see the uniform policy if you are unsure of what the correct kit is.
We have lots of exciting topics this half term, please see the links to our yearly plan and weekly timetable for more details.
Message for our Pupils
We know sometimes Year 5 can be challenging but everyone in your Holy Trinity family is here to support you every step of the way. Remember....