Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs Horsley

Mrs Horsley

Hi, I enjoy reading, listening to music and family holidays especially those in the Lake District or in sunny climates!

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Y5 Help Your Child at Home Evening for Parents: Tuesday 2nd October 5.15pm 2018.  (For those unable to attend, I have uploaded my presentation as a pdf PP)

Welcome to class 5. I am delighted to be sharing your learning journey with you. As class 5 teacher, I love all the fun activities and challenges the year brings. The Iceburg Illusion by Sylvia Duckworth and The power of Yet are important aspects of Growth Mind Set. This will help your child to develop perseverance and 'grit.' Keep these in your mind when learning both at school and at home.

Now that your child is in upper key stage 2, the curriculum is challenging and in depth. Any support you can give at home is extremely valuable and appreciated. It is important that you ask your child what they are learning and if they require any additional help to secure the learning. Please instil the importance of asking for help at school if unsure.

It is important that the children are taught a broad, balanced curriculum and with this in mind, we will be going on school trips, as well as taking part in numerous music and sporting activities.

PE will be each Tuesday and Wednesday, although it is helpful to have kits in school every day for additional sessions. On alternate Fridays, the children will have a session at Brine Leas. 

We will be using ICT across all areas of the curriculum and have access to a wealth of resources including laptops, PCs, iPads and iMac computers.

Regular English and Maths home learning activities will be set on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. I do expect homework to be completed to the same high standard as classwork and handed in on time! On occasions, homework will be uploaded to the school website or set on Mathletics. Arrangements can be made for pupils who are unable to access the internet at home. There will also be opportunities for extended project home learning linked to specific topics throughout the year. 

As in previous years, your child should aim to read for 20 minutes each evening. It is vital that some of this reading is out loud to an adult and followed up with discussion work about the text. Please record this in their Reading Diary. 

In the front of your child's spelling book, is a list of the spelling rules which are covered in years 3 and 4 as well as the ones we will be covering in year 5. Each Monday, the children will have a cold test on a particular rule. They will then have a week to investigate and practise the rule before doing a hot test on a Tuesday. Please encourage your child to use the website Spelling Frame to practise the spelling rules and to help in narrowing any gaps in their learning.   Alongside the patterns, the children will revise spellings from year 3 and 4 moving on to spellings in the year 5 and 6 list. These words can be found in the reading diary on page 100.

Times Tables is another essential skill. The children will be tested each Friday. Please support your child as good times tables knowledge supports many different areas of Mathematics.

There are a wealth of great websites to support learning in Year 5 so please see the tab above for ideas.

Have fun learning. Remember to keep challenging yourself and keep persevering.

Mrs A Horsley

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