Year 5 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5! Mrs Parsons and I are looking forward to working with you to ensure that your child achieves their full potential. Year 5 is 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.
In maths, there is an emphasis on fractions, decimals, and percentages in this year. There is also an expectation that they will know all of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. By year 5, pupils are expected to know all their timetables. If you would like your child to do extra practice I have sheets that they may take home
For English, new punctuation is introduced (such as hyphens, semi-colons, and colons). There is a greater emphasis on grammar features too (for example, modal verbs like would, could, might, and must).
Over the year, we will be learning about Earth and Space, Living things, Forces and Movement, Animals including humans, and The study of a Naturalist.
Our topics this year are The Anglo Saxons and Ancient Greece
Our Geography topics cover Biomes and Lines of Global Demarcation.
The year 5 P.E lesson will take place on THURSDAY and will be taken by Mr. Hutson. Please ensure that your child wears their OUTDOOR kit to school. The children will also be participating in the Daily Mile.
Your child will be expected to read every day and to record what they have read in their planner. Their planners will be checked weekly on a Monday.
Maths homework will be given out on a Monday (on Class Dojo) to be completed by Friday.
Times tables are important in year 5. Pupils are expected to know all their times tables fluently.
Children are encouraged to do research for their current topic each week. They can choose if they wish to research Science, Geography and History or just one. If they do complete any research at home, please upload pictures of it onto the Class Dojo page.
Normally we have an open door policy to parents but unfortunately this is not possible at the present time. However, we want to be available to share news about your child or to discuss any concerns or issues that you may have so if you do wish to speak to staff please ring the school office and we can arrange a time for either a phone meeting or a face to face meeting.
Although this school year has been different, we would like to say thank you to all of you for your cooperation throughout the year. Please remember no fabric bags or lunchboxes. Children are able to bring a water bottle into school.
Thank you, Miss Thom.
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