Welcome to 5G & 5M
Our teachers are Miss Gregory and Mr Marsh. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Foote, Mrs Medina and Mrs Pedley. Our PE days are Monday (5G), Wednesday (5M) and Tuesday (Year 5 PPA). Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school every day.
From September, KS2 will be changing the way that we teach reading in order to promote the high expectations set out by the 2014 National Curriculum. You will find that your child will now read in a group once every other week instead of once a week. In class we will be planning a cycle of group reading and whole class reading. Therefore on first glance it may seem that your child will be reading less, when in fact they will be receiving more reading teaching from their class teacher. Your child will still bring home a group reading book and there is still the expectation that they read at home three times a week and with an adult once a week. It is very important that your child has their group reading book and reading record in school everyday, as they might be using these more often than just their reading day. You will receive more information about the changes to reading in KS2 during Meet the Teacher curriculum sessions.
This Term's Learning
SPITFIRES AND SIRENS
Our current Power of Reading book is 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr.
Rising Stars have produced a Parent's Guide to the New National Curriculum (below) which gives you further details about what objectives your child will be covering during this year.
If you have lost or mislaid your Maths Stars booklet, you may download another here.
We have put together a list of recommended reads for each year group. These are only suggestions to support you at home. Please see the Year 5 list below.
The following is expected to take children an average of 30 minutes maximum each day.
Reading: Children are expected to read, at home, at least 3 times each week. At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able. Reading records are to be written in by the children (at least 3 times a week) and signed by an adult (at least once a week), you may add any comments that you wish to make.
Spelling: Children will be given a list of spellings each week. These will be included in a weekly dictation. These spellings will be in their homework book. Spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Thursday.
Maths: Children need to continue learning for their maths stars; alongside continued practice of times table and related division facts.