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Year 5

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome everybody to the Year 5 section of the website.

Class Teachers: Mrs Chipperfield and Mr Willett
LSAs: Miss Shearer and Miss Ford

Newsletter

Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to getting to know the children and establishing our goals for Year 5. Please read below for all the fun and exciting topics we will be learning this term. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 5 team.


Reading at home
Across the school we emphasise how important it is for your children to read at home. There are countless benefits, like expanding their vocabulary, fostering concentration and sharpening their memory.
Children are expected to bring their books in every day so they can be heard to read at any time. If your child has finished reading their book, it will be changed at school.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game!


Homework
Homework will be given out every Friday with the hand-in date the following Friday. Homework will include spellings for a test on Fridays, as well as maths, reading and grammar activities.


P.E
Our P.E days for Spring term are Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full uniform and brings their P.E kit in a bag on P.E days. 
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps / black trainers. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Water bottles
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day.

 

Maths
This term our topics are multiplication, division and fractions. It is imperative that the children know their times tables for this, so please keep practicing!
Please ensure your children are continuing to access their TT Rockstars account through the app/website.


English
Our novel for the half term is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will use this novel to help us write in a variety of genres and embed grammar features.


Science

This Year in Science we will cover a variety of topics across the 3 aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. These will include:


Biology: Animals including Humans, Living Things and Their Habitat, Inheritance and Evolution.

Chemistry: Investigating Materials.

Physics: Forces and Magnetism, Earth and Space, Light and Electricity.