Welcome To Year 5
Our teachers in Year Five are Miss Bufton, Mrs Starling, and Mrs Childs. Our TAs are Miss Lacey, Miss Scott, Miss Williams and our HLTA is Mrs Alderton.
In the Autumn Term our topic will be "Bury Saint Edmunds and Beyond". We will be learning about the Geography of our surrounding area in Suffolk and comparing this to cities such as Paris and Rio De Janerio. We will be exploring Bury Saint Edmunds and finding out about local history and King Edmund.
Twinkl Reading Tests
Times Tables and Maths Learning
It is crucial, in Year 5, that children are secure with all their times tables and continue to practise these. You could use these websites below to practise these.
Times Tables Rockstars
We will have regular competitions running for all children in years 2-6, which aim to improve the children's times tables knowledge using the Times Tables Rockstars website.
Each week, the child with the highest correct answers in their class will be awarded with a certificate, which will be displayed on our Rockstars board. At the end of the week, they will be able to bring this home.
Children can also use Maths Shed to practice other concepts in their maths learning.
Year 5 Arithmetic
We are aware that some of the children may find the current arithmetic questions a little tricky. These questions are aimed at quizzing children on concepts taught across the Autumn Term and therefore, there may be some questions which we have not covered in class so far. If children are finding certain concepts tricky, then they can chose to leave these questions. Parents can use the calculation policy to help demonstrate the best method to solve this particular question or children can ask their teacher or TA for help.
We have also added in some Year 4 arithmetic tests, which children could have a go at if they are finding the Year 5 ones too tricky at this moment in time.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5
Our tutors will continue to be Mr. Peck (violin) and Mrs Blythe (brass.)
Each pupil will use their own allocated instrument which will be for their own individual use. Once children have mastered the basics, these can be taken home for practice.
School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors
In September, Year 5 children have the opportunity to apply for a Junior Road Safety Officer role. Once elected they are responsible for promoting Road Safety within our school and local community. There are 4 officers (2 children from each class) in total. Within this role they organise different competitions and focus weeks during the school year, such as Road Safety week and walk to School week, during these weeks they also run competitions and become judges to decide on winners. In 2022 the JRSOs decided to help Mrs Alderton create a termly newsletter that is sent out to parents. They meet half termly with their coordinator Mrs Alderton. This is a fun and rewarding job role within the school for those children who want to promote Road safety.
We are also working together with Modeshift STARS to gain an accreditation for the important work these children do in our school community.