About Class 5
Mr. Martin and Mrs Stephens would like to welcome you all to class five. We currently have 22 children in class five. We are enjoying getting to know each other and have already had an amazing 3 sessions of water sports (a great way of breaking the ice and learning about each other out of a classroom environment). I already feel that we have bonded as a class.
There is a busy term in front of us and I know all of the children will strive to be the best they can be by developing their four learning powers of: building relationships, building resilience, being resourceful and being reflective.
In science, we will be learning about the earth, sun and moon, leading on to forces; in geography, the human and physical geography of parts of the British Isles; and in history, about the Ancient Greek civilisation. The children will also be taught, French, PSHCE, PE, (with Mr. Mutsaers and Mr. Martin) computing (with Mrs Hamilton) RE and music. The art and DT will be blocked over a week.
Homework will be focused on learning their times tables off by heart and reading a minimum of sixty pages a week.
Children should wear their PE kits to school on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief,
If you happen to have a copy of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief at home or, you are able to get hold of a copy, could you please send it in to school with your child? We will be reading this book as a whole class this term.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
What to expect in Year 5
We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.
Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing. Weekly spelling lists are sent home and spelling dictations are set weekly to assess children's understanding and retention of spelling patterns learned.
Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. We use the 99 club and Timetable Rockstars to rehearse these number facts. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.