Welcome to Year Five – the penultimate year!
In Year 5 we continue to develop ourselves as all round ‘learning leaders’. This year marks the start of Upper Key Stage 2 and while the expectations are higher we will still continue to make learning fun by developing our confidence, perseverance and resilience. In doing so we not only learn better, but also set a good example to others.
With the development of our learning are new responsibilities. In the classroom there are recycling monitors and library duties. Next year there will be even more responsibility and it is important that Year 5 children are role models to the rest of the school at all times.
As a whole school we teach and learn through a ‘creative curriculum’, linking subjects through common themes. In doing so, in Year 5, we become immersed in our learning and are increasingly aware of the cross curricular links that exist between the different subjects. For example, our Mayan history topic covers geography as we will locate modern countries that the empire covered. In art and design we will create Mayan masks and temples.
There are however weekly tasks that remain the same:
Spellings – set on Monday, due in on Thursday and tested on Friday.
Times tables practice and reading should take place on a daily basis at home as well as school.
We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that PE lessons are on Monday, although PE kit should always be in school as there may be other opportunities for sport during the week. Each day the children are expected to take part in the daily mile. PE often takes place outside (as much as the ever changing climate will allow), so appropriate outdoor kit is required.
If you have any questions or concerns during the year, please feel free to speak to me before or after school, or contact the office to make an appointment.