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Welcome to Year 5!

Here you will find out all about Year 5. You can see our learning journey throughout the year as well access information to help you at home.

Here you will find our overview of the learning that will take place in Year 5: 

The Year 5 Team are:

Kensuke – Mr Fisher (Year Group Leader)

Adolphus – Miss Dowling

Butterfly Lion – Miss Webber

If you need to contact us, we are available by email or on Class Dojo.

Our Teaching Assistants that support us across Year 5 are:

Miss Murray, Mrs South & Mrs Zyskowska

Learning

In Summer Term 1, Year 5 will be following a unit of work called Fairgrounds that focuses on the science and the design of fairground rides. Enclosed with this letter is a topic web showing how what we will be learning about in the different areas of our curriculum. We hope you find this useful in supporting and engaging with your child about their learning.

Y5 Topic Web - Spring 1

Year 5 Curriculum Targets

In maths, we follow the White Rose Scheme to ensure full coverage of the Year 5 Curriculum.

In writing, we aim towards the end of Key Stage expectations and assess against the Teacher Assessment Framework

For reading, see below.

Homework

Reading

In Year 5 children are assessed at their reading level in the following areas:

Reading

The more you read at home the more confident and fluent reader your child will be! The more children can talk about their reading, the more they will understand what they have read. You could use these questions to help you discuss the texts with your child/

Reading Stars – our whole school reading competition. If your child reads 3 times a week and records this in their reading record – they are a reading star! We will be competing to be the best year group at reading at home.

Bug Club - All children have access to Bug Club at home where they can read online and answer questions. If you have trouble logging in please email your class teacher. 

  1. Visit the website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (Make sure you have flash player downloaded) or download the App ‘Puffin Academy’ then click ‘Puffin Portal’ . Next, click the search bar and type ‘bug club.’ Afterwards, scroll down to the bug club logo and click ‘launch’
  2. Log in using your child’s details

Log in: (see childs print out sent home in Reading Record book) Password: read2 School code: k3xx

       3. Click ‘Log in’

       4. Don’t forget that when reading if you see the bug to answer the questions about the text

Homework Takeaway Menu

We can’t wait to see the brilliant homework you produce and send in via Portfolios on Class Dojo!

Each half-term we will upload the takeaway homework menu to Class Dojo and this webpage. If children complete their homework please upload this to their portfolio on Class Dojo. Click here for a useful video from Class Dojo’s YouTube channel if you are unsure how to post to your child’s portfolio.

The homework menu has a chilli rating which suggests the difficulty or challenge the homework may offer. Every half term you should attempt at least one ‘flaming hot’ task!

Year 5 - Takeaway Homework - Summer 1

Spellings

Every Friday your child will be set spellings on Class Dojo. Please take the time to help them learn their new spellings. Children are expected to include these correct spellings in the learning at school.

Ideas to support with spelling at home:

  1. Create a set of flashcards with your child’s spellings (and the definition of the word on it for more-able children)
  2. Play ‘Spelling Memory’ – say the word, child spells the word
  3. Use alphabet magnets or scrabble ties to spell out each word
  4. Write sentences for each word
  5. Type the spelling words onto a computer or tablet
  6. Write or type a story using the spelling words
  7. Use the ‘Spelling city’ website http://www.spellingcity.com/index.php?option=com_route&route=newuserregistrationform (cannot be used on a tablet) – you can type in your spelling words, it helps you to learn them and then tests the spellings taught
  8. Create a crossword with your child’s spelling using http://www.discoveryeducation.com/free-puzzlemaker
  9. Let your child spell their spelling words with their alphabet cereal or trace it into mashed potato with a fork!
  10. Use old magazines/newspapers to find the spelling words - How many times can you find the word in the newspaper?
  11. Play Spell Bound https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound
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