Welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Year 5
The teachers in Year Five are
Mr Hodgson (supported by Mrs Clifford and Ms Poat)
Mrs Lee (supported by Kelly)
Other useful things to remember
Make sure to keep logging in to TTRockstars and ReadTheory
Increase your coins and KPs for a special mention in spotlight assembly and an exclusive Y5 TTRockstars sticker and the coveted place on your class' guitar.
Top performing readers on ReadTheory get to have their faces in our library camper van at Balderton site!
Any problems with logging in at home please come and see your teacher.
Reading In Year 5
In Y5, instead of the traditional guided reading sessions, we use a whole class approach to reading. We have 3 x 40 minute sessions a week where staff will listen to as many children read as possible, asking questions to deepen their understanding and further their learning. However, at this stage in their education, many children are able to read and decode new words, so there is less emphasis on hearing them read out loud as regularly and more emphasis on comprehension skills.
Please be assured however, those children who do still need this support will be heard daily/regularly as appropriate.
You may notice that comments will not be recorded in the reading journals as often as previous years (unless your child still has 1:1 sessions). The skills and text we have covered in the week are noted in the reading section on your child’s homework sheet.
Please continue to comment when your child has read at home, as this is incredibly useful to help us understand where your child may need support. Also please initial their Reading Challenge chart. If children have read independently we are keen for them to record this themselves in their journal, along with any comments about the story, predictions, thoughts etc. When a book is finished, we would like the children to choose an activity from the list and complete this in their journal.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s reading please do not hesitate to come in and speak to one of us, or jot a note in their journal.