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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Routines

Reading – We will listen to your child read in Guided Reading Groups or whole class reading at least once per week. Your child may also read to an adult on a one to one basis during the week.  Each day your child will bring home their independent reading book. Your child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day, to support this we would encourage you to read with your child daily and complete an entry in their Reading Record so that we know reading has been completed.  They will be able to change the book as often as they want as long as they have completed a book review.

Spellings – Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and they will be checked on the following Friday in a spelling test. Your child will need to bring their spelling book into school every day as they will have an opportunity to practise spellings.

Homework – Homework books will be sent home on Thursdays.  The work that is sent home will be a mixture of Topic, English and Maths work.  Please make sure that you return the books to school by the following Tuesday so we have time to mark the work before issuing the next piece of homework.

PE – PE will be on Wednesday and Friday.  Please make sure that your child has a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. On a Wednesday, PE will be led by a PE coach.

Staffing – Mr Braddish is the Class Teacher and will be supported by Mrs Wray.

Our topics covered in Year 5 are:

Autumn 1

Space Explorers

Autumn 2

3D Designers

Spring 1

The Great, the Bold and the Brave

Spring 2

Making new materials.

Summer 1

What a Wonderful World

Summer 2

Water for Everyone

Our class book is…

In class we are reading the wonderful Perijee and Me. A stunning story about an unusual friendship, a heart-stopping adventure, and the power of kindness when faced with an alien adventure. We will use the story to inspire our written English work and reading comprehension.

So far this year we have enjoyed using our iPad’s to create interesting perspective photography. The children had a great time!