Mrs Wray will be teaching each Monday and Mrs Blackburn Tuesday to Friday.
We will be supported on a Wednesday and Thursday morning by Mrs Barlow. She will also be covering Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for PPA and Leadership time. Her expertise will continue to be used for art and she will take over the delivery of Religious Education and Music for this half term. Mrs Harrison will support the delivery of the Monday times tables tests.
Our Class Link Governors are Elizabeth Pilkington and David Howcroft.
Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.
Note: You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.
Spellings will be given out on each Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Spelling lists will consist of words from the statutory Year 5 word list and three to four different spelling patterns. These spelling patterns will be repeated throughout the year. The spelling scheme is challenging at times but it does build on previously learnt words and patterns. To help with understanding, we have put each spelling into context with an example sentence on the back of the spelling sheet. It is important that these spelling patterns are learnt to support the work we will be completing in class and to meet the expected learning objectives for the year group.
Times tables knowledge will support the work we do in Mathematics as we will be completing mental calculations and formal written method calculations for multiplication and division problems as well as applying these skills to fractions, decimals and percentages. Therefore, it is crucial that they can recall the facts quickly without having to count up and down. To retain facts and increase speed, we will complete a weekly times table assessment. This will be an unseen test, which will change tables each week, and consist of twenty four questions, twelve multiplications and twelve divisions. The times table to be tested will be given out on Monday and will be assessed each Monday.
Reading is also extremely important. We will be expecting the children to read daily, and to complete a home reading diary activity weekly. The diaries will be given out next week and task instructions will be stuck inside the book. Please, ensure that sufficient time is devoted to these reading activities and that it is quality time. The children are not too old to be heard read or to be read to, this is still a valuable exercise and will allow you to discuss the text with them, supporting the development of their higher order reading skills.
We will have dedicated reading sessions each week. Whilst there are books available in the class library, the children may bring in a book from home or the local library which they can read, at this time.
Year 5 Home Learning
With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during any potential school closures. Please click on the picture link to access the Year 5 Home Learning page.
P.E. - Spring Term Second Half
PE will now be on Wednesdays (for swimming) and Thursdays (for cricket).
Please, ensure that your child has an appropriate kit on these days. An indoor kit consists of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps. An outdoor kit consists of a white t-shirt, long black tracksuit bottoms, a long sleeved dark top and trainers. Outdoor PE cannot be done in pumps. If your child has pierced ears, they will need to be removed for PE sessions. Only newly pierced ears may be covered with plasters. Long hair must also be tied back. As our swimming sessions are to start at 9:10, the children will need to be in school by 8:45 so they can be registered and on the coach by 8:50. Please, arrive promptly and enter via the main entrance as we will be leaving at this stated time. Children with long hair, or hair that would fall into the eyes when wet, must wear a swimming cap. Boys will be required to wear proper swimming shorts that do not come below the mid-thigh. Goggles will not be allowed unless an optician’s/doctor’s letter is provided for the wearing of prescription goggles.
In Key Stage 2, children are allowed to bring in their own fruit or vegetable snack to eat at playtime. Snacks should be fruit or vegetables – this does not include snacks containing fruit e.g. cereal bars. School does not provide milk but this can be purchased each half-term via arrangement with the school office.