Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 can be a calm and studious year; a year to embed all of the knowledge learnt in lower Key Stage 2; a year to start the preparations for transition to secondary school.
This is often a year when children grow in maturity – sometimes even more so than in their final year in primary. They gain a greater independence and confidence from being given more responsibility in their learning.
Children in Year 5 are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning: to do their homework, to pack their school bag, to remember their PE kits. And they develop and grow as a result. It is about encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come.
It is vital your children read as much as possible at home as well in school. Please sign your children's reading records regularly. If you sign it 3 times in a week, they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of every 3 week cycle, the reading prize trolley will make a tour of the school and raffle ticket winners will be picked. There are some beautiful prizes. Remember, we have fantastic resources like Bug Club which all the children have log ins for and can use at home and will be using in school. After we have spoken with you at parents evening, we will also release all the login details for our new Reading Plus scheme.
This will go home every Friday on the Homework letter and will consist of either a spelling pattern to practise or a list of words to learn. The weekly spelling rule is practised all week in class so it's important that the children are learning it at home too. In addition, a maths or a SPaG task should also been completed. This will be clearly presented on the homework sheet along with any other important messages for the coming week.
PE is timetabled for Wednesdays and Fridays but there will be times when we can fit in PE slots on different days so it is a good idea for your child to have PE kit in school all week.