Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This year, in 5 Escher, the Class Teachers are Mrs Reece and Mrs Hallett, with the support of Miss Crocker. In Dali, the Class Teacher is Miss Brimble with the support of Mrs Bradford-Parnell. 5 Gaudi's Class Teacher is Miss Conroy with the support of Mrs Rose. During the course of Year 5 we will continue to build on the children's independence and resilience skills and also move their learning forward by using our growth mindsets.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

What are we learning this term?

During the Spring term, our theme is 'To Infinity and Beyond', where we will be immersing ourselves in all things outer space! This will include learning about how aspects such as the rotation of the Earth impact on our daily life, hosting debates about the moon landing, a trip to the Space Centre as well as some surprises along the way!

Times Table Rock Stars

Over the last week year 5 have been trying out a programme called Timestable Rock Stars and we are really starting to see a difference in their timestable knowledge.  In our year group we have Breakthrough Acts all the way to Rock Star Legends, and many children are now down to answering questions in less than 3 seconds.  We thought we would share a few stats with you - if you aren't named here maybe you can appear next week !

Average Speed to answer a question when correct

J Miner - 1.67 secs

Will Flowers- 2.14 secs

Ann Jules - 2.21 secs

Meg Beckley - 2.74 seconds

Dina Dio - 3.14 seconds

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Year 5 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

In Year 5, the children are set weekly spellings on a Monday which are tested on a Friday; on Thursday we also set an additional piece of home learning which is due on a Tuesday- this term we will be focusing particularly on our timestables.

In addition to this, please continue to support your child with their reading by regularly reading to them, listening to them read and asking them questions about their reading.

Although many children read fluently and independently at this age, in order to build higher level comprehension skills it is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss what they have read.

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