Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher – Mrs R Battersby
Learning Support Assistant – Mrs L Jones
Information for Parents/Carers
Your child will be given homework which will enhance the curriculum that they are following in school and will help to improve their learning. We greatly appreciate parental support and encourage parents to become involved in their children’s learning. Research has shown that support from home significantly improves a child’s achievement in school.
Spellings and Multiplication Tables (revision) will be given on a Monday to be completed by Friday for a test.
MyMaths (online/paper), Comprehension books and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling books will all be given on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday.
To help your child develop a love of reading, all children are given daily opportunities to read either during Guided Reading, Independent Reading or Reading for Pleasure sessions. Your child is encouraged to bring books of their own choice or choose a book from our class library as well as bring their school reading book and reading record to school every day. All children will read with the class teacher at least twice a week either individually or as a group in a guided session.
Bug Club – your child is able to read a variety of books online. Individual and Guided Reading books are allocated to your child’s library. Please encourage your child to read these books at home and discuss and answer both the texts and the comprehension ‘Bug’ questions with them.
The 2014 curriculum for Mathematics states that children are expected to know ALL times table facts up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. Multiplication tables will, therefore, be part of the mathematics homework each week.
Your child is expected to use the multiplication table document with which they have been provided to learn a times table.
PE – Swimming (Wednesday mornings)
Swimming is on Wednesday mornings this half term. Please ensure that your child has their swimming kit (costume, towel and goggles if worn) in school every Wednesday and that earrings are not worn.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day too.