WELCOME TO YEAR 5!
Our Teaching Team:
Teacher- Mrs Hannon
PPA Cover - Mrs. Norris (Thursday)
Welcome to Year 5. We hope you have a fantastic year!
Please remember we have an open door policy and are more than happy to discuss any queries or concerns so either catch a member of staff in the playground or ring the school office to make an appointment.
We look forward to seeing all of you throughout the year.
Mrs Hannon and Mrs Norris
Just a few reminders:
o PE is on a Friday afternoon – named kits should be in school every day
o I am out of class on a Thursday afternoon and every other Thursday morning (for planning, preparation and assessment time and English Coordinator time) which Mrs Norris will cover
o Your child should bring a named water bottle (with a sports cap) in class every day - the classrooms get hot and stuffy!
o Your child should be reading as often as possible - we change reading books as often as possible in KS2.
Our focus this year will continue to be around writing, so any practise that you can do whilst at home would be fantastic. Writing practice can take many forms - writing notes, labels, diaries, shopping lists - anything that the children can do to immerse themselves in applying their writing skills in real life contexts.
We are continuing to have a focus on presentation and handwriting, and all the children in the class are striving to improve with this.
Reading remains a key focus too and in addition to daily reading fluency and comprehension practice, we will be introducing a half hour of storytime at the end of each day to share a range of high quality books with the children. Children are invited to bring in a cushion or blanket to relax on during storytime which can be kept in school. Please continue to read a range of texts with your children at home, this will really help to improve both their reading and their writing skills.
I am always welcoming of sharing anything that you do at home so please bring it into school and show us what you have been up to.
We are strongly continuing our focus on mindsets, and continue to actively promote the earning of tokens for fantastic learning behaviour. We are also spending lots of time discussing targets with the children and sharing our learning intentions so that the children have a context for their work.
The spelling patterns we learn are based on the spelling appendix for Upper Key Stage 2 and it is expected that children will have a confident grasp of these patterns by the end of Year 6. We are currently focussing on:
- Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them (such as –able and –ible)
- Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters (such as knight)
- Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
- Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
- Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
- Use a thesaurus
Please find on this class page spelling resources and links to support the learning of spelling patterns at home. There will be further resources added throughout the year, and it is also important the children have opportunities to practise applying these spellings in writing, so as much writing as they are able to do will be extremely beneficial to them being able to remember tricky spelling patterns.
Please find below documents relating to this term, these will help you to further support your children at home and give you an overview of what we are covering within our class.