Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 Team!

Mrs Dawes - Classroom Teacher (Mon, Tues, Weds AM until break)

Mrs Hall - Classroom Teacher (Wed AM after break, Thurs, Fri)

Miss Wolfe - Teaching Assistant

Homework, Spellings and Reading

Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be returned by the following Thursday, unless stated otherwise. I will check on returned homework and there are rewards for children bringing homework back on time. Homework is normally a small amount of Literacy and Numeracy, linked to what we have learnt that week. It is not expected to take a long time and children should be able to complete it independently but I would always encourage parents to get involved with their learning.

At the start of each topic the children will receive 'My Way Homework'. This is an extended piece of homework, where children will have the opportunity to express their learning in any way they wish - let your imagination run wild! It has been my experience that children really enjoy this and we have had many fantastic pieces of homework from this.

Spellings will be given out on a Friday with the test on the following Friday. All children are given opportunity to practise their spellings in school but I have found that the best scores are achieved when they have practised them at home with family.

Reading is vitally important to every child and it really opens up the world to them. All children will be heard read through guided reading sessions and we will aim to listen to every child read their reading book at least once a week.

Things we need

  • It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor P.E. kit with trainers. P.E. kit should be t-shirt, shorts and plimsolls/pumps. I would also recommend jogging bottoms, a jumper/hoody and trainers as we will be outside as much as possible even when it's cold. Even though we have set days for P.E. these can often change at short notice and therefore it is best to leave P.E. kit in school throughout the week and take it home at weekends to be washed.

  • Please ensure that your all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name so that items of clothing can always be given back.

  • Please ensure that your child brings their book bag with reading books and diaries into school every day.