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
Welcome to Year 5 this September. We hope that you have had a restful summer break and we are now looking forward to being back. There will be some exciting things to look forward to this year.
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.
Our English topic this term is centred around the wonderfully creative, poignant and emotional book, 'Who Let The Gods Out?' by Maz Evans. The book combines elements of the mythical characters and places from Ancient Greece with the modern day. We will be reading this daily, as well as looking at some classic Greek myths and legends.
This term, we will be focusing on the four operations. We will spend some time practising and becoming more fluent with number and basic number skills, as well as learning the written methods for the operations too. Once a week, we will have an arithmetic focus, but will also apply our number knowledge to various reasoning problems too.
For this term, we will be studying 'Forces and Motion', and taking part in some fun practical investigations to explore this scientific area.
This Autumn, we will be learning all about the influence and lives of the Ancient Greeks, and how their civilisation has influenced modern culture.
PPA, P.E and Swimming
PPA will now take place for Year 5 on a Tuesday morning. This will include a rotation of PE, swimming and art each half term.
Starting on Tuesday 8th September: 5B will be swimming (so will require their swimming kit every Tuesday until half term); 5C will be doing art and 5T will be doing Real PE.
PE for Year 5 (when not in PPA) will be on a Monday afternoon, so children will need their PE kits in on those days.
Kit consists of black shorts, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. For outdoors, in the winter, plain black or grey jogging trousers and fleece top.
We are very fortunate to have access to regular swimming at Trinity, and we feel that it is very important that children take advantage of this resource. It is very important, therefore, that the children remember to bring their swimming kits to every session. If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E. or swimming, a signed letter must be provided.
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.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
The Year 5 Team