Welcome to our Year 5 Class Page
Mrs Breedon, Mrs Robertson and Miss Revill are working extremely hard alongside all of the children to ensure that all members of class 5 reach for the stars and achieve their full potential this year.
As the penultimate year in key stage two, year 5 is a very important year where the children consolidate and build on their skills as independent, resilient learners who take risks and challenge themselves in preparation for the demands of year 6 and comprehensive school.
Class 5 loves to read! Your child will read and complete reading activities every day in guided reading sessions, independent reading, novel study sessions and through other subjects. We are working hard as a school to encourage children to read at least three times per week at home and record this in their reading journal. Those who do will receive a raffle ticket, have their photograph displayed on our reading celebration wall and our star reader of the week (the child who reads the most) will receive a prize, a certificate and an individual photo on our celebration wall for the week! Class 5 are currently reading ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
Maths and English
Children receive high quality maths and English teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning journey. Sometimes this learning is linked to our topic and at other times, it is taught discreetly to develop a particular skill. Our working walls are updated regularly so pop in and see what we have been working on this week!
This term, class 5 will be learning about the fascinating world of coal mining. From the diabolical conditions that children worked in during the Victorian era to the modern day equivalent, children will investigate how coal mining has shaped our communities’ history. In science and design technology, we will be investigating working pulleys and levers and using this to construct our own working mineshaft models. In art, we will be using a range of media to create portraits of iconic figures and landscapes, whilst in history and geography, we will be learning about the jobs, conditions and location of the mines. As part of our topic, we will be visiting the National Coal Mining Museum to experience some of this first hand.
Important Dates and Information
PE – Our current PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. We recommend that your child has their PE kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions and that they have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit. Tuesday PE sessions will be led by Mrs Breedon and Thursday sessions led by Miss Lamb, a sports coach from the Wickersley Partnership Trust.
Reading Journal check – Reading journals are checked by the year 5 team every Friday. This is when we award star reader certificates, take photographs of our super readers and celebrate all of your reading efforts at home.
Homework – In a addition to reading at home, homework will be set weekly on a Friday and is to be returned to school by Wednesday the following week. Homework is to support your child to either consolidate something that they have been working on in class, as revision of prior learning or in preparation for their next steps. Your child also has login details for Times Tables Rockstars, which is a fun and interactive way for your child to practise key learning in maths. In the ‘garage’ area of the website, the times tables set are those specifically for our year group. We appreciate every effort that you make to support your child’s learning at home. As a team we can support your child to reach for the stars!
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.