Welcome to Year 5
5B is taught by Miss Booton
5C is taught by Mrs Clarke
5T is taught by Mrs Thomas
Learning in Year 5
We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are feeling ready for the Summer term. Attached is some information about the Summer term for Year 5 including some key information on rules and routines, and the topics and texts we will be studying this term.
This term, the initial focus of study is The Victorians, where we shall be completing a local history study of what Hereford was like during the Victorian times.
Reading and Homework Expectations
Reading diaries will be provided to the children and it is expected that the children read five times a week. At Year 5, this reading can be done independently, yet we still require five signatures in their reading diaries. Reading challenges may also be given out throughout the year.
In our VIPERS sessions, we will be reading the book ‘Street Child’ together. Street child is a lovely book about a poor boy living during Victorian times and the struggles he faces. Our writing in English lessons will be based around both Street Child and our Victorian topic. After half term we will be reading ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo, with writing topics based around this.
We shall be starting off by looking decimals and percentages. After that, our main focus will be shape, space and measure. We shall also be continuing to practice our basic skills (fractions and using the four operations). Please continue to practice times tables with your children up to 12 x 12 as knowing these helps them to become much more fluent. All children should have their Times Table Rockstars log in stuck into their reading diaries.
For this term, in science, we will continue our study of Properties and Materials and then progress to looking at animals, including humans. In RE we will be looking at Christianity and looking at ‘Relationships’ in PHSE. After half term, we will studying Biomes around the world as part of our Geography topic and in our Science lessons we will learning about life cycles.
PPA, P.E and Swimming
PPA will take place every Tuesday afternoon.
PE for Year 5 will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday. PE kit should be worn to school by all classes on a Monday. 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 play tennis outside on a Monday and doing a street dance unit with ‘The School of Dance’ on a Tuesday indoors.
For Summer 1, 5C will be swimming every Tuesday afternoon so require their swimming kits on this day, but should come to school wearing their school uniform on Tuesday. 5T and 5B will rotate between PE and Art during their PPA morning, so will need to wear their PE kits in school on a Tuesday.
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.
If your child needs to isolate at any point during this term, please see the 'Remote Learning' tab for planned activities.
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.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Year 5 Team