Welcome to Year 5
Class Teacher: Miss Wainwright
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nicol/Mrs Brooks
Key information for Year 5
►Reading - Reading underpins all of the learning that takes place at Holy Family and it's at the heart of our curriculum. To support reading, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book each evening and that their reading planner is signed by an adult. At Holy Family, we encourage children to choose their own read for pleasure book. I am really looking forward to hearing about the books and comics they have been reading over the holidays.
►Spellings -New spelling rules and spelling patterns will be taught each week. Every Friday, all children will receive a new spelling list and then we will have a spelling test the following Friday. This allows children to have a week to learn the new spelling rules. As well as recalling spelling rules, it is very important that the children understand new vocabulary and know how to apply this in a sentence. Therefore, children will need to apply the given spellings into their own written sentences and hand this in alongside their spellings.
►Homework - All children will be given weekly English or Maths homework. The given homework will alternate from English to Maths each week. Children will receive homework each Friday and they are required to hand this in on the following Friday.
►PE - PE will take place every Monday and Wednesday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please don't hesitate to contact me at school if you have any questions or concerns.
Other useful websites for Home Learning
Welcome to Year 5
Teacher: Miss Moody
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brooks
Thank you for visiting our class page. Please take a look at what we have been learning this term!
Swimming will be every Tuesday morning. Please ensure you are on time as the bus leaves at 8:45am.
PE is every Wednesday afternoon. Please can children bring outdoor kit, trainers/jacket.
Reading - Children in Year 5 will be expected to read at least 3 times at home each week. Children will be awarded dojos each time they read. Please sign their books when they have finished reading a book so they can change it at school. Reading club will be on a Thursday dinner time for children that haven't read at least 3 times that week.
Homework - Children take home their purple and yellow workbooks each day to practise and complete their homework. Homework will be set every Friday and be brought in every Friday morning. Small pieces of homework may also be set to help your child further. There will be a homework club every Thursday dinner time to help children with their work.
Any questions, please use Class Dojos or Teams to keep in touch.
Year 5 have been working super hard during lockdown 2021 and have produced fabulous work! We have been looking at story writing relating to our topic 'England' and have created artwork using the landmarks from this town. They have drawn 'The Angel of the North' and 'Tyne Bridge' and have made their own bridges at home. We have also been looking at our diocese for Religious Education and have made leaflets with information and pictures telling you about it. The children have been looking at birds for our science topic this term and have linked this to our topic. They have found fantastic information about different birds around England! We have worked extremely hard on our maths this term and have concentrated on multiplication and division and are now learning fractions.
Please see our learning below on the slide show. Keep up the great work Year 5!
Unfortunately, due to Year 5 self isolating we haven't been able to take photos of Anti-bullying but we have been doing online learning. Children have created poppies using a variety of materials and equipment available to them at home. They have taken pictures of their creations for you to see.
Children made corner bookmarks and Christmas tree decorations for Enterprise this year. Unfortunately, due to Year 5 self-isolating, they were unable to complete all of their products. Children used different coloured paper and followed instructions on how to create corner bookmarks independently.
Black History Month
Children have been independently researching about African-American astronauts for our Black History topic. They have been creating biographies and fact files about Dr Mae Jemison and Ronald McNair, looking at how they are involved with NASA and space. Year 5 have presented their work in their project books, showcasing everything they have learnt including: what black history month is, why we research it and why it is important.
Use the links below to find useful resources and activity ideas for each subject.