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Winning House Team

Winning House Team

Year 5

Welcome

In Year 5, we focus on working hard and playing hard. We are determined to always try as hard as we can at everything, both in and out of the classroom, and be resilient learners who aren’t afraid of challenges. By working together, being respectful and tolerant, and having a positive attitude and growth mindset we know that together we can achieve our goals. We take pride in everything that we do and always try our best to shine! 

 

Curriculum

We started our year focusing on the whole-school theme of Enterprise before exploring Early Islamic Civilisations in history and Materials and Forces in science. In Spring, we will be learning about Earth and Space and the Tudors, investigating some local history links with the War of the Roses. In the Summer term, we will be learning about the rainforest environment and also developing our understanding of World War One and the impact this had on the world. 

 

Homework

We set homework each Friday to be completed by the following Friday.

 

This will be set on Google classroom and will include:

  • Reading: At least 1 session on Reading Plus per week and at least 2 additional reads, recorded on Go Read, our online reading record. 
  • TT Rockstars: As regularly as possible, we would encourage children to access this daily for 5 minutes.
  • Spellings: Following the No Nonsense Spelling programme, spellings will be posted on the Google Classroom for children to practise at home. They will be set on a Friday to be tested the following Friday. There will be 12 spellings per week, and the children will be asked to put two of these spellings (picked at random) into a sentence as part of their spelling test. 

 

 

Reading

Reading is incredibly important for the children to be able to access all areas of their learning. As a result, we are working hard to encourage our children to develop a love of reading, both in school and at home.

 

In school, we use Reading plus twice a week, along with daily whole-class guided reading sessions and daily reading of the class book. Twice a week, we enjoy ‘reading for pleasure’ sessions, where the children have the opportunity to read a variety of different material, including non-fiction, poetry, magazines and newspapers. The children are also encouraged to share their reading with their classmates and enjoy looking at books together and reading to each other. Every fortnight, the children also get to visit our school library and borrow books to take home. 

 

PE Days

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

However, we like to ensure the children are always prepared. Please ensure indoor and outdoor PE kit is in school from Monday to Friday and that all items are clearly named.

 

Useful websites

Reading Plus: https://login.readingplus.com/

Each child has an individual login for Reading Plus. We would encourage the children to access this at home, at least once a week to complete a reading lesson. 

 

Go Read: https://go-read.co.uk/

Every child has access to their online Go Read reading record. Both children and parents can access this to log any reading the children have done at home, whether reading independently or to an adult. 

 

TT Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

All the children have a TT Rockstars account which we would encourage them to access for 5 minutes each day to develop their knowledge of the multiplication tables.

 

BBC Supermovers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

We use BBC Supermovers and GoNoodle frequently in class, offering the children active brain breaks and opportunities to learn. 

 

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