Welcome to Year 5!
Over the course of the year we will be supporting the children to build upon the skills they learned in Year 4 to develop their reading and writing further. We will be helping them to maintain positive attitudes to reading and to continue to develop an understanding of what they read during whole class guided reading sessions and our English lessons. We will be teaching them to plan, evaluate and edit their writing. They will be supported to select appropriate grammar and vocabulary. In narrative we will be describing settings, characters, atmosphere and learning how to integrate dialogue. They will be using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs. We will be learning the spelling words outlined in the National Curriculum.
Our key texts are outlined in our long term plan however please do not read them in advance as we will be reading a section at a time during our English lessons.
These are some of the topics we will be covering in Year 5: Place value of numbers to 1,000,000; adding and subtracting whole numbers with more than 4 digits; adding and subtracting numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers; multiplying and dividing numbers mentally; multiplying and dividing whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000; solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; using fractions, decimals and percentages with increasing confidence; using all four operations to solve problems involving measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money]; converting between different units of metric measure; identifying 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations; knowing that angles are measured in degrees and being able to estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
Please see our long term plan for details of all of the topics we will be covering over the course of the year.
PE will take place on Tuesdays (outdoors) and Thursdays (indoors). Our PE kit is a plain white or green t-shirt with either a pair of black or green shorts. In the winter, the children can wear a pair of plain black or green jogging bottoms and a jumper. Please ensure the clothing is loose and the children can move freely. They should not include large logos. Football kits cannot be worn.
Homework will go home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. The children will have a reading journal which details activities and tasks to go alongside their reading in order to support curriculum objectives, as well as ensuring that reading is purposeful and engaging. Children will have their spelling words modelled in order to practise handwriting and then, will complete these at home in their handwriting books. Spellings will be tested weekly. Children will receive a CGP maths book, which contains a year’s supply of weekly maths tasks. Parents should take every opportunity to support children in learning their tables from an early age. Years 5 and 6 will have weekly tasks, which revisit and reinforce learning.
Please note that the books are provided at the expense of the school. The cost of providing these books is substantial and therefore should books be lost, it is an expectation that they will be replaced at the expense of parents/carers. The cost per book is £2.50.
What does my child need to bring to school?
Book bag/ Homework (on Wednesdays)
Please do not allow your children to bring in any toys/ cards etc
Please be prompt. Children will be starting a maths activity at 8.30am so latecomers will miss out on key learning.
Children are expected to read at home alongside an adult for 15 minutes a day.
PE kits (including trainers) must come into school every Monday.
Homework is expected in on Wednesdays.
In Year 5 we expect children to show maturity, independence and responsibility. Please name all uniform and encourage your children to take responsibility for their belongings.
We are always available to discuss any concerns or answer any questions you may have. If you would rather discuss your concerns in detail please speak to one of us at the end of the day to arrange a meeting or email the office and we will contact you.
Thank you in advance for all of your support in the coming year.
The Year 5 Team