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Year 5

What's Going On In Year 5...

Key Information

Swimming continues on a Monday afternoon and PE on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children have a suitable PE kit in school at all times (where possible with the weather, we will be utilising the school field so please ensure children have suitable outdoor trainers).  Also please remember that all jewellery needs to be removed for PE and swimming sessions (we are unable to take out earrings, this must be done by the children themselves) and any with long hair must have a hairband to tie it back.

Some of the main topics for the summer terms are finishing off work on Railways and the Victorians in history, before moving on to work on the Ancient Greeks. We also need to complete our learning about Living things and their habitats in Science, before shifting to Animals, including humans and finally Scientists and Inventors that have influenced all the topics we have covered this year. Please consult our Summer 2017 Curriculum Newsletter for more details about the topics covered. 

Summer Term News

There is a lot to look forward to this term as you will soon see in the curriculum newsletter. We have a visit to 'Hazard Alley' in Milton Keynes lined up at the beginning of May, followed by our very traditional Victorian School Day,  and later in the term, a visit to the Ashmolean Museum that links with our work in Art and will also further our understanding of the Ancient Greek culture. Class Dojos will continue to be awarded regularly and it is great to see the power of these in action as they motivate children to achieve their best across a range of subjects and school areas. 

Home Learning

Homework expectations in Year 5 are as follows:

Maths - The children should aim to achieve a minimum of 500 points on Mathletics each week (deadline is Sunday at 7pm)

Reading - Your child reads weekly in a guided reading group with a member of the Year 5 team. We ask that they read their own books regularly at home and complete a weekly task on their own book (in their reading journal) to present to the guided reading group the following session. Please remember to read with your children whenever possible (even if they are fluent and very able readers) as it is really important for them to share their books and hear others read to further develop their understanding of more challenging texts, through questioning, inferring details and predicting events.

Spellings - The children have a weekly spelling session on Friday mornings where they will be tested on the spellings they received and worked on from the previous week. A more detailed outline of the spelling expectations can be found inside their spelling books.

Creative Homework - The children have demonstrated incredible enthusiasm for the creative homework so far in Year 5. We have been amazed by the level of effort and commitment shown to these projects. This has resulted in stunning displays in our shared area of everything Ancient Egyptian, followed by all things space - from constellations, planets, satellites, solar systems and even to machinery. They then produced some interesting map work and most recently some stunning examples of their understnading of the UK coastline. A few photos of their work are displayed below. 

The new themes for the children to think about link with Science (Forces) due the first week back after Easter, and then History (the Ancient Greeks). Previous examples of these themes have been presented in all mediums - from pictures, models, diagrams and presentations to photographs and even video footage too.

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Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to completing a really successful year for the children in Year 5.