We are delighted to say that year 5 have made a really great start to the Autumn Term and we are enjoying getting to know our new classes. We have lots of exciting learning planned for this half term including our Continents Day focus on Australia, Aboriginal art, reading and writing about Emperor Penguins and in science, living things and their habitats.
Children no longer line up in the mornings - children should come straight in, wash their hands and start an early morning activity from 8.35am onwards. Children MUST be in by 8.50am for registration.
If you have a message for the class teacher this can be given to Mrs Lawrence (UKS2 phase leader) at drop off time in the morning or written in your child’s reading planner.
Parents please keep to social distancing where possible using the one way system in and out of the school playground.
Reading books are sent home weekly and in addition eBooks are available online at Collins Big Cat - please read with your child every day and ensure their reading planner is in school every day so that staff may check the planner. Children are assessed at least termly and given an appropriate reading book for their fluency and comprehension.
PE will be on Thursday morning. Children should come in to school wearing their PE kit please. All earrings to be removed for PE and long hair must be tied back.
Homework is set each Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday. In line with school policy each activity should take the following amount of time:-
Reading 10-15 minutes daily
Spelling 10 minutes weekly (tested the following Thursday)
English 25+ minutes weekly
Maths 25+ minutes weekly
If your child is struggling to complete their homework in this time, please speak to your class teacher. Over school holidays your child may be asked to complete a project linked to work which they have been doing in class.
Remember, your child should also spend some time everyday on:-
Numbots & TTRS
Collins Big Cat
Nessy (if you have a login) for 20 minutes
Cracking Times Tables
Cracking Times Tables are tested on a Thursday with a three minute test. Results are given to the children and if a level is passed a certificate will be sent home. Please note we do not send home completed sheets.
Please use the year 5 knowledge organisers to support your child’s learning, copies are uploaded below.
Handwriting – Your child will have their own login details for our school handwriting programme, ‘Letter Join’ (details below)
All pupils must bring a coat and a named water bottle to school EVERY day. A healthy snack such as fruit is suggested for break times.
Logging in using a computer:
User name: jk6690
Logging in using a tablet:
User name: jk6690
Swipe Code: Swipe a capital 'L' shape starting at the top left.
Computing: This is a very useful link with advice about screen time for children (highlight and right click to open link): -
Supporting reading at home