Welcome to our class page!
Year 5 is an extremely important and exciting year for your child. The focus in Upper Key Stage Two is on helping pupils to become more independent, more organised and ready for the next stage in their education. Please come to see us if you ever have any questions; our door is always open!
Class teacher: Mrs Hockey
Teaching assistant: Mrs Davies
Additional support staff: Mrs Morris and Mrs Nixon
It is essential that your child reads every night to help them develop their reading fluency and understanding. Some home reading may be independent but please listen to your child read out loud regularly. Having an audience really encourages children to practise their reading fluency and give a purpose for reading.
You must sign your child's reading record every night to show your support in this. The reading record book is a useful link between home and school so please keep an eye out for messages from me in there!
As part of their reading homework, each child will be expected to write a short summary sentence and a wonder question or observation about their book. The children will be given plenty of guidance on how to complete this homework in class.
As well as our school library collection, all our colour band books are available online at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.
Your child knows how to access this from home.
Spellings will be given out each week and your child will have a test every Friday. To help your child improve their spelling ability, please practise them daily. Your child can access their spellings and practise independently at https://spellingframe.co.uk/.
Your child should know all their times tables and division facts. Being able to use these facts is so important for all areas of maths. Your child will have a times tables test every week. To help them prepare, please practise with them or give them time to use https://ttrockstars.com/.
You must provide your child with a swimming costume or swim shorts and a towel in an appropriate bag. Please note, loose shorts are not allowed.
You must provide your child with the correct PE kit. It is helpful if this is kept in school; all items must be named. Please make sure that, as the weather changes, you provide a plain zip up jacket or jumper for PE as we may take lessons outside. We will not go outside for PE if it is raining. Please refer to the uniform policy for more information.
Fresh fruit is provided daily at play time for all children at a cost of £1 per week. We collect fruit money every Monday morning so please make sure that you keep up to date with this.