Welcome to Year 5

 

We have three classes in this year group. The Year 5 staff team are: Christian Rankin, Helen Vorster and Naz Khan

 

This year the classes have all been named by inspiring famous people, we are: Ashworth Class, Rose Class and Turing Class.

 

We are going to be studying and exploring 4 exciting topics this academic year. These are:

 

Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum. We will be working hard, having and creating and making our own memories in school as we learn more about the world around us. We will learn about history, both local and global from historians, mummify our own oranges as we learn about the Egyptian process of mummification and explore the night sky!

 

We have an exciting year ahead and can’t wait to share learning experiences with the children and join them on their journey through Upper Key Stage Two. We are privileged to be able to watch them grow in confidence and flourish within themselves.

 

Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, join in with the children’s experiences and come on school trips and local visits if able to volunteer some time.

 

Rewards

We use a range of rewards throughout Year 5 including star of the day, pupil of the week, effort marks and the Principal’s award, which is presented each half term. We use school comms or class dojo to communicate with parents.

 

Homework

Homework is given weekly and is set to enhance your child’s learning and to work on skills and knowledge they have learnt that week. Homework tasks cover the following areas of learning:

  • Reading – children will be asked to complete a range of sentences, based on their home reading book.
  • Spelling – children will be given a set of words to learn, based on the spelling rule they have been learning in class. They will also need to revise rules and words taught previously to ensure retention.
  • Maths – a timestables focus of the week, with a related reasoning problem to solve

 

Useful Links

Below are some recommended links that will further enhance your child’s learning:

Mathematics:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of Mathematics; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Hit the Button: This fun game helps improve rapid recall of times tables – a vital life skill.

Daily 10: A series of quick-fire mental mathematics questions, covering all areas of the curriculum.

Mental Maths: Use all your mental maths skills to escape the bio-rods in this exciting Mission 2100 game.

Guess My Number: Can you work out these mental maths problems? Lots of questions to get your brain cells working.

 

Spelling:

BBC Bitesize: Videos which explain every rule in the KS2 spelling curriculum.

Spelling Frame: A spelling game where every word from the KS2 spelling curriculum is included.

Spooky Spellings: This spelling game uses the words listed in the national curriculum as being ‘Common Exception Words’ or tricky words.

Prefixes and Suffixes: A game where you need to choose prefixes and suffixes to make a new word.

Look, Cover, Write and Check: A look, cover, write and check spelling site where you can test yourself on high frequency words, spelling patters, tricky words or enter your own words to easily test your knowledge.

 

Grammar and Punctuation:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of grammar or punctuation; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Grammarsaurus and Grammaroplois: A selection of fun videos, which explain tricky grammar concepts in an interesting and meaningful way.

Trapped-Punctuation: Three punctuation games where you need to punctuated paragraphs and sentences to gain the Key of Freedom to escape from the tower.

Word Types: This site is quite a challenge as you have to spot different types of words, like prepositions and adverbs in action and highlight them.

 

Reading:

BBC Bitesize: This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of reading; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Deduction-Trapped: Play deductive reasoning games and escape from the tower. You need to read the passage of the book and see what you can find out from it.

Finding Information: A spooky literacy game about finding information.

Deduction: A game where you need to use your deduction skills to read and follow instructions to make journeys on a map.

Non-Fiction Game: A game where you need to select an appropriate title, text and picture to suit three non-fiction types of writing.

Reading Comprehension: A large selection of interactive, self-checking reading comprehension activities.

Poetry Comprehension: Learn about important English terms by answering the questions, moving on to the next verse and completing as many tasks as you can.

Read Theory: In these reading comprehension exercises, students read a short story and then answer questions about details in the story.

 

Writing:

BBC Bitesize (Creative Writing): This is useful if you are struggling with a particular area of story writing; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

BBC Bitesize (Language): This is useful if you are struggling with a particular aspect of language; it has fun videos and explanations to help you understand.

Creepy Verbs and Adverbs: Transform a boring horror story into a bestseller by selecting effective verbs and adverbs to increase its impact and make it more exciting.

Points of View Newspaper Report: Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident and learn about how journalists structure newspaper reports and use verbs, adverbial phrases and pronouns to create an effect.

Paragraphs: A game where you need to choose the text with the correct paragraphs.

Story Planning: An English game which shows the importance of using the right words for your story. You need to choose suitable words to match the theme.