Welcome to Year 5
Blume Class – Mrs Mansbridge
Kinney Class – Miss Gibbens
In Maths, the main focus will be securing number facts such as factors, multiples, primes, square and cube numbers. We shall also be looking at statistics and applying this in our Computing sessions.
In English, Year 5 will be learning how to entertain the reader with suspense and mystery. We will focus our reading and writing on the book Cosmic.
Homework expectations in Year 5:
We will be setting homework based on the school’s ‘Must, Should and Could’ policy.
For example, here are some suggestions:
Must – children must read at least three times per week. This should be recorded each time in their individual reading records, signed by the observing adult and then returned to school. Reading records should be updated as regular as possible and returned each day to ensure children are receiving recognition as part of the school’s reading challenge as part of Milton Park’s ‘Year of Reading’.
Should – children should practise their times tables as frequently as possible, using the school’s suggested website https://tt.serveweb.co.uk/new/
Could – children could create a piece of art work, research a topic or complete their own independent study based on the ongoing topic in class. This could be brought into school and celebrated for taking the time to improve their learning during their own time.
Here is the link for the homework and spellings for this half term.
PE : Kinney Class will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Blume Class will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Ways to support your children
Read with / to your child at least 4 times a week
Spellings – See the link above the for Y5/6 statutory spelling list
Practise their times tables with them
Talk to them (modelling standard English) and ask them about their day!
Make sure they eat healthily and have a good night’s sleep so that they are ready for their learning
Ensure that they are ready for school each day with all of the things that they will need, e.g. PE kit, Reading Record, Reading Book