Welcome to Year Five!
Our teachers in Year Five are Miss Bufton and Mr Aldred. Our TAs are Mrs Davis, Miss Bensley, Miss Williams and Mrs Jolly; our HLTA is Mrs Barker. This term our topic will be "Bury St Edmunds and Beyond". We will be doing lots of interesting learning around this topic, which will include learning about the legend of St Edmund and visiting the Cathedral.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5
Year Group Assembly
Our first assembly for this year will take place on Friday 15th November at 9am. We welcome all parents and carers to attend.
Please be aware that if children sign up to one of our clubs, we expect them to attend every week. Any non-attendance will need to be reported to the office by a parent/carer. This is especially important to children in years 5 and 6 who have permission to walk by themselves. Thank you.
School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors
The new home learning grid has been sent home and can be viewed here. Children should be learning their spellings and times tables and reading 3 - 4 times a week. They should also have a piece of homework to submit, either on a piece of paper, sent electronically to the office or signed for by a parent in their reading log. As usual, children who do not hand in home learning will attend a lunchtime detention and be expected to hand in the outstanding piece the following Monday.
Paper copies of Home Learning set are available in each classroom for those who require them and there is also a range of paper and colours available if necessary. Please remember that Home Learning Club takes place on a Tuesday lunchtime is there to support and help. Everyone and anyone is welcome.
Year 5 Arithmetic
We are aware that some of the children have been finding the current arithmetic questions a little tricky so far. These questions are aimed at quizzing children on concepts taught across the whole of Year 5 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 until taught, parents can use the calculation policy to help demonstrate the best method to solve this particular question or they can find some time with their teacher to help in certain areas.
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.
60 Second Reads
You will find a range of 60 second reads, for children to complete as part of their homework, below this writing. Once you open the document you will find the 60 second read sheet and the answers should you wish to discuss them with your child.
It is crucial, in Year 5, that children are secure with all their times tables. You could use these websites below to practise these.
Times Tables Rockstars
We have a competition running for all children in years 2-6, which aims 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.
You could also use mathletics to practise all other areas of maths!