Welcome to 5D & 5E
Our teachers are Mrs Davies and Mrs Elmore. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Boyes, Mrs Tucker and Mrs McKeown. Our PE days are Tuesday (5D), alternate Wednesdays (PPA) and Thursday (5E). Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school every day.
KS2 will continue the way that we teach reading in order to promote the high expectations set out by the 2014 National Curriculum. Your child will read in whole class reading every week as well as focused groups for comprehension questions and discussions on texts. Your child will bring home a book from the library book and there is still the expectation that they read at home five times a week and with an adult at least once a week. It is very important that your child has their reading book and reading record in school everyday, as there is a high focus on reading and they may need these on any day.
Terms 1 and 2 Learning
Ancient Civilisations- Egypt and Greece
Please see our newsletter for more information about our new History Topic - Ancient Civilisations.
Our current reading book is 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo. This picture book has rich vocabulary that is linked to our Ancient Egypt topic. In Term 2, we will be reading 'Who let the Gods out?' by Maz Evans, which is a very popular fictional tale that explores many of the ancient gods.
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.
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 each day.
Maths: Children need to continue learning for their maths planets; alongside continued practice of times table and related division facts.
Reading: Children are expected to read at home, at least 5 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 5 times a week) and signed by an adult at home (at least once a week), you may add any comments that you wish to make.
Spelling: Children are being given a list of spellings at the start of each term. Ten of these will be included in a weekly dictation every Friday. These spellings are in their homework book. Please ask your child's teacher if you need another copy.