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Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2022-23

Year 5 Essential Information

 Below are some brief details about our learning this half term and some key information to help the half term run smoothly. Please do keep an eye out for regular information about our class on the new school and any last minute information or changes on the school app.  

Mathletics:  Children are assigned 3 activities each week to complete as homework. Once the set activity is complete, children can access all areas of the site.

TTRockstars: Children access TTRockstars 3 times per week in class. As we move into equivalent and simplified fractions, continued practise on the site at home will help them even more. Just 2 minutes each day is enough.

Reading: Children will have a school book which they bring home. We ask that they read for a minimum of 3 x10mins per week. Each time they read they should record the number of pages they’ve read. Each week I would like them to identify and define 5 new words they come across. A book report is only required upon completion of the book. Please initial the reading record to confirm they have read. We will check the reading records on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday so they need to bring their records in on these days. Ideally they should bring their book in and take it home every day. Guided Reading sessions will continue daily as a whole class reading lesson.

Spellings: Weekly spellings will be put on the blog website each weekend to be practised in class the following Thursday. The spelling tests will be on full sentences using other words they should know. They need to spell all the words in the sentence correctly and punctuate it. Each week there will be at least one number word within the sentences. Please look at them with your children, read them by segmenting the sounds first and then blending, discuss meanings, try and notice them when reading or write sentences using them.

PE: In PE this half term we will doing Fitness and Netball. PE days are Monday and Wednesday and children should come to school wearing their PE kit – black shorts or track pants, white t-shirt, black jacket and trainers.

Things to remember:

  • All children should bring a flask or bottle of water to school. This should be taken home and washed every day.
  • Named pumps must be worn in school. Children should be able to tie laces quickly if they have lace-up pumps/outdoor shoes and pumps should be checked by a parent every half term to ensure they are in good condition to prevent trip hazards.
  • Named, appropriate clothing for the weather should be brought every day – please ensure your child has a coat if rain is forecast or looks likely, especially as we head towards the winter.
  • School Policy is that, other than for religious reasons, children should not wear jewellery in school apart from a watch. These need to be removed for PE lessons



week ended 27th January

Posted: Jan 27, 2023 by: groutledge on: Year 5 Class Blog 2022-23

Hello again. This week we have enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year in guided reading and more fraction multiplication in maths. The children also planned, completed and edited their persuasive letters to the owners of Harrods, no less. The children learnt more Bible stories from Jenny Leng and played volleyball in P.E. In computing the children learnt about conditional loops (ask them to explain) and how to program them into their sparkles with an off switch. In history the children learnt about the Factory Act of 1833 and working conditions for children in the factories during the industrial revolution. The children were quite shocked at the hardships endured and promised never to complain about having to tidy their bedroom or what's for dinner again! On Friday we used the VR headsets to explore Victorian London in anticipation of our new writing unit this week.

There are several children with many outstanding and incomplete assignments on Mathletics. Mathletics is a chance for your child to put into practise what they have learnt in class and should only take around 15 minutes each week. If you have lost your child's login, please feel free to email me so I can reissue it. I'm just thinking ahead to Wednesday, should you want something to keep them occupied for a while without need of supervision during the day.

This week's spellings are homophones and near homophones so it is vital you learn the meaning so you know when to use which one: