Year 5

Welcome to
Class 5
Our class teacher is Miss Sharp.
Other adults in class are:
Mrs Archer and Mrs Woffenden (Mrs W for short).
During the Spring term, we will write and evaluate Cinquains. Following on from this we will entertain and excite our readers through an adventure narrative in our Science fiction unit. Our final writing focus will be to inform and educate our audience through Instructional texts.
Religious Education
We will consider the theme of The Local Church: the topic will focus on how our "mission" as well as the role of the church and the leaders within it. Our second unit will cover The Eucharist, learning about how believers can respond to God.
During the Spring term, we will continue to use a new Maths scheme called Power Maths. Our main focus will be on- Multiplication and Division of 2 and 3 digit numbers and Fractions.
Hearing your child read can be difficult at this age,  but as often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. We are aiming for your child to read at home for 15 minutes, 5 times a week.  This will be monitored and discussed with your child each Monday.
Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list, and it be sent home to support children with no internet access. The children must also access this list through Spelling frame if they are able. It would be great if they could carry out a practice test and test on spelling frame.
Maths and English activities will be allocated weekly, using 'IXL'. Thirty minutes of practice during the the week is required. TTRS will also be set to practice times tables. There will be a homework club on a Tuesday lunchtime for children finding it difficult to complete home learning at home. 
Physical Education
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit.  The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. PE will take place outside and children will be able to wear hats and coats until they have warmed up for this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.
Important Spring Dates
Friday 18th February - Last Day
Friday 18th April - Last Day