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Winning House Team

Year 5

Meet the Year 5 Team

Welcome to Year 5

We thoroughly believe that: "If everyone is moving forward together as a team, then success takes care of itself.” 

We work hard independently, in groups and as a class, in order to reach our goals. We understand the importance of making mistakes in order to move forward and progress in our learning.   

This resilient attitude is what bonds us together as a team and we enjoy every aspect of our learning, especially asking questions and taking on challenges! We love aiding in one another’s learning discovery and thoroughly believe passion and positivity in learning is the key. 

Curriculum
At the beginning of the academic year, we began with a whole-school theme of Enterprise before learning about life in World War One. In the Spring Term we will learn about our Solar System and the importance of Rainforest regions.  We will also have a whole school themed World Book week and a science week to look forward to. In the Summer our focus will be discovering life during the Tudor Reformation and learning about how scientists investigate, explore and experiment.  In Year 5 we are fortunate to have the opportunity to chose a string instrument to learn during our weekly whole class session provided by North Yorkshire Music hub. 

PE
We strongly believe in the importance of keeping our bodies fit and healthy through sport and exercise. PE covers the outdoor sports of Tennis, Cricket, Athletics and Orienteering as well as Dance and Gymnastics. Year 5 also take part in swimming sessions at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. PE is usually on Tuesdays 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. 
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts  Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps

 

Homework
Reading: We set the high expectation of reading at least three times each week, with daily reading encouraged.  All of the children also have a log-in for an online reading scheme, Reading Plus, where books and activities are set for each child. 

Spellings: In school, we follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme where children are taught sessions on spelling patterns, homophones and common exception words. We send home a list of spellings a week which have been derived from their learning. The children are asked to learn how to spell the words, but also how to use them in context. Please take time talking about the meaning of these words: some of them can be tricky to understand if they haven’t been put into context.

Maths: All children have an access code to our online TT Rockstars account and we would encourage children to access this daily for 5 minutes.  These five minutes a day, on a tablet or computer, can effectively help children to learn their times tables.  

Useful Websites
BBC Supermovers

We believe that an active class is a thinking class and use Go Noodle and BBC Supermovers as this allows us to be active more frequently, while still focusing on our learning. We link this movement to key areas within the curriculum and specifically the recall of multiples!


Hit the Button 

Hit the Button is a huge hit with Instant Recall facts! Give it a go. It’s loads of fun.

 

TT Rockstars

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.

 

Times tables games - Learn them all here!
This website gives children further opportunities to practise their tables, to ensure that they keep up with their recall from Year 4!


 

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