Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome back! We hope that you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to beginning year five as much as us. Below is some useful information about the coming year.
P.E. lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your kit is made up of: a t-shirt, shorts, track suit bottoms, a jumper or fleece, spare socks and trainers. To keep safe during P.E. long hair will need to be tied up and ear-rings should not be worn. It is a good idea to have your P.E. kit in school all week, in case of timetable changes.
Just like last year, you will need to write at least 3 entries in to your reading record every week. Your comments should be two to five sentences explaining what you have read and what you like or dislike and have noticed about the book so far e.g. who is your favourite character and why? What type of book is it and how do you know? Are there any new words that you didn’t know before, what do they mean? Does the author have a particular style? Have you found out any new facts? What do you think might happen next? Your book can be one from school (including our class guided reading book) or one from home. You will be given house points for your entries and extra points for exceptional effort.
Reading records will be checked every Friday and must have a parent’s signature.
Spellings will be given on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday. As in year four, we will have a pre-test, then you will compete against yourself and try to achieve at least three more correct spellings in the following test. We will be practising the spellings in class, during the week, but extra practise at home will help you make extra progress and beat your original score.
Times tables will be tested on every week. It will be a combination of all the times tables and you will be expected to improve your score each week. Chanting them every day (on the way to school) or writing them down in full as quickly as possible are easy ways to learn them. There are also useful games to help you practise on Purple Mash.
Just like you, we are new to Year 5 and we are feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement. We plan to have lots of fun, make lots of progress and smile every day. If you are worried or unsure about anything please come and talk to us or write us a note.
We look forward to teaching you and the exciting term ahead!
Miss Thom and Mrs Skerritt