Welcome to Year 5
During Year 5, children will participate in a variety of engaging lessons and activities which aim to challenge them and build on their existing knowledge to help assist them in reaching their full potential and shine bright this year ready for their final year at Quinton Church Primary.
In core subjects the children will continue to build on previously taught skills alongside learning new techniques and how to apply them in order to become fantastic writers, readers and mathematicians.
We will be starting the year off by learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, with our first topic ‘Invaders’. During this topic we will be reading Beowulf and creating our own mythical beats like Grendel in the book. We will then move onto other exciting topics over the year such as ‘plastic pollution’, ‘The Mayans’ and a local area study. Each topic will allow the children to question and develop their understanding of the world around them.
During the Autumn Term the children will also have PE in school on a Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure that children bring the correct kit into school for the right days. The will need a full PE kit, which includes shorts, t-shirt and pumps, and must not have any jewellery on. In the Spring term we hope they will begin their swimming lessons again once a week.
Spellings and Homework
Children will be tested on their spellings each Tuesday and given a new set of spellings to practise at home ready for the following week. These will include the spelling rule for the week as well as a few year 5 common exception words. Children will also continue with their 99 clubs and need to be working on their times tables at home throughout the year. Occasionally there will be other pieces of formal homework sent home, but in the meantime I would like children to be practising their arithmetic skills and writing as much as possible for fun at home, which can be based around the topic or just for fun. There are also lots of grammar, maths and spellings games and activities online you can complete too (if you have the time!)
It is important that children are reading either independently or with an adult at home too with a wide variety of books to help build their fluency and give them a wider vocabulary to help their writing styles. It would be lovely to see more of year 5 reach gold on their reading challenge this year. They will also be reading with me once every two weeks and I will be looking at and commenting in their reading logs.
The children have all settled well into the new expectations for year 5 and I hope throughout the year they are all going to try their hardest in everything that they do!
I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year filled with learning and laughter and I hope the children are too!