Welcome to Year 5!
We are absolutely over the moon that you are joining us on a learning journey of discovery and excitement. Come with us as we travel through time, space and across the globe!
We will be tasting the food of the Mayans and learning all about the gruesome ways that criminals from the past were punished.
We will be space scientists discovering new planets; working alongside NASA in the race to find a new planetary home for humankind.
We will be rafting through Brazil and encountering many diverse and wonderful characters and creatures along the way.
These are just some of the mission highlights from the year ahead. We know that you will bring to the team your positivity, creativity and energy.
It promises to be out of this world – enjoy the ride!
Team Year Five
In Year Five, the children are assessed three times across the year. These summative NFER assessments are for reading, maths and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and take place towards the end of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Writing is continually assessed throughout the school year.
In Year 5, we love reading for pleasure and would like the children to read the work of a variety of authors across the year. We highly recommend children reading aloud to an adult at least three times a week.
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Homework is handed out via Microsoft Teams on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Thursday. To help consolidate all learning, English and Maths is set on alternate weeks.
All children will be given a copy of their spelling words by hand at the end of Friday – these lists will contain two weeks’ worth of spellings to practise. Spellings will go live on SpellingShed each Friday for the following week and we ask the children to complete ten practice games focused on these spellings before moving on to other spelling games. The children have their spelling test on a Thursday morning within their morning group setting.
During the autumn term, PE is on a Friday afternoon. Children are to come into school dressed in their PE kit. In spring, PE will move to a Thursday afternoon.
Key Information for Parents
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