Welcome to Year 5
5L is taught by Miss Lawrence
5B is taught by Miss Booton
5G is taught by Mr Goodarzi
Springtime in Year 5
Firstly, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed the festive season, and managed to have a relaxing break. We must also thank you for the kind gifts that the staff received – it was all greatly appreciated.
We have a few updates for you this exciting spring term:
We will be studying the ancient story of Beowulf, re-told by the great Michael Morpurgo. We will use this story to draw out different styles and genres of writing, ranging from recipes to soliloquies. Following this, we will be studying The Highwayman, written by the late Alfred Noyes. To begin the new decade, the children will be bringing home a ’20 Reads for 2020’ task, which they can complete throughout the remainder of their time in Year 5, alongside gaining five signatures a week in their reading diaries.
This term, there will be a heavy focus on fractions. We will be studying equivalences between fractions and decimals, ordering, calculating fractions and more. To have a firm grasp on this area of maths, it is imperative that the children know their times tables up to 12 x 12, and the corresponding division facts. Please practise these at home as much as possible, and continue to play Times Tables Rockstars!
For this term, we will study Properties and Materials, which will involve a range of exciting practical investigations for the children to undertake.
PPA, P.E and Swimming
PPA will now take place on a Monday afternoon, during which the children will study Spanish, coding and music (an exciting unit based around the critically acclaimed rock song Livin’ on a Prayer).
P.E kits are required to be in school every day. Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. During the first half term, Year 5 will be doing PE outside on the playground. Therefore, as we are in the midst of winter, we recommend that the children have warm PE kit. Outdoor PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon.
If your child cannot participate in swimming or PE for any reason, they must bring a letter explaining reasons why, as it is part of the curriculum.
We appreciate that as the children grow older, they gain more independence. Children who wish to walk or cycle home on their own must have a completed ‘Walking Home Alone’ form which is available from the office.
Correct school uniform must be worn at all times, and all garments must be labelled with your child's name. The labelling of PE kit and bags would also be extremely beneficial.
Year 5 Production
We are delighted to announce that, for the first time, Year 5 will be performing a Summer production! Casting for the play (title to be confirmed) will take place during Spring 2, when we will also begin to learn the various songs and dances. The afternoon performance will take place on Wednesday 20th May 2020, and the evening performance is on Thursday 21st May 2020.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Year 5 Team