Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 our teachers are Mr Clough (Herons); Miss Hawthorne (Storks); Mr Bate and Mrs Hyland (Cranes). Mrs Hunt will be teaching maths in year 5. We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Hawk and Mrs Prosser.
WELL DONE AWARD
Thursday 19 September
Herons - Freya
Cranes - Roman
Storks - Charlotte
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
HOME LEARNING TASKS
All homework is due in on a Monday - Maths and SPaG/English homework will be given out on a Tuesday.It is important that the children complete their homework and hand this in on time as they will be marking their own work in class to discuss their answers and receive verbal feedback on their work.
Spellings will be provided to the children and we ask that they practise at home in preparation for their end of unit test.
In addition, we ask that the children record their reading at least 3 times a week in their diary. Diaries will be checked by the teacher on a weekly basis.
To further support your child, the school is subscribed to the following websites:
Times Table Rockstars Letter Join for handwriting Education City
Details of how to log into these can be found in your child’s home learning books.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme, which involves the children practising a set spelling rule across a range of activities. The children will practise these throughout the week and will be tested when they have completed a unit. If you would like to support your child further with spelling, it is suggested that the children become confident with the words contained in the Year 3/4 word list. If you would like a copy of these spellings, then please askyour child’s class teacher or referto the school website. Encourage your child to check their home learning for spelling errors before handing in.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
We will continue to concentrate on the children’s mental calculation agility. We hope that you willbe able to support the children in everyday mathematical opportunities. In addition, it is crucial that your children continue to learn and revise their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12. These will be tested on a regular basis through Times Table Rockstars quizzes and we will be continuing with our highly successful battle of the bands competitions.
In order to feel confident with the four formal operations, it is vital that the children are fluent with their times tables and addition and subtraction facts such as bonds to 100 and decimal complements to make one.
How you can help at home:
Help children to practise the recall of timetables and division facts. The children have their TTrockstars logins in their maths home learning books
Playing games – e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations
Encourage children to explain their answers and describe how they have solved a problem.