Monday and Tuesday
Children come to school on these days dressed in their P.E uniform.
Even though your children are in Year 5, they still need to read regularly and most importantly discuss their reading with an adult both at home and in school.
Lots of the children are now fluent readers, but they don't always understand what they are reading about.
It is expected that children read at least three times a week at home for at least 15 minutes – this is reading and questioning time.
We endeavour to hear each child read once every two weeks in school, so please ensure that reading bags and records are sent in daily. Children whose reading is a particular priority will be heard more regularly than this. Guided reading will take place too on a weekly basis in small groups.
The children are expected to record their own reading – of any sort, including books, magazines, comics, news articles etc. – and be proactive in changing their reading books. Short reflection tasks may be undertaken in school after a book is completed in case they have not been shared with an adult.
Knowing times tables off by heart with speed makes many areas of Maths far easier to cope with especially as the children reach Upper KS2. There will be weekly homework of times tables based on Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS). This might be to play for a certain number of minutes or complete a given number of game types. Multiplication and division facts will be reinforced within school time too.
Throughout each week, the children will revisit, learn and practise spellings linked to rules and patterns. These are expected to be learnt and tested on a Thursday before being seen used correctly in the children's work. All children will work on the Y5 spelling curriculum, but for those with gaps in their learning or phonics knowledge, specific spellings may be sent to learn instead from the appropriate spelling phase or age.
Some children will be asked to attend small group interventions with Mrs Milne to help support their writing, reading, spelling or maths skills. This could be to help secure learning in areas where confidence is lacking or to catch up learning where gaps are identified.
Please feel free to catch either Mrs Aspinall or Mrs Sanders at the end of the day with any questions or concerns or, if this is not convenient, email Mrs Todd on the bursar email and she will forward your query to us.