Welcome to Year 5!
In Year Five we look at lots of interesting topics and we're looking forward to learning and investigating together.
The teachers in Year Five are:
Balderton site - Mrs Barnard, Mr Hodgson, Mrs Allan with Mrs Cross and Mrs Bowes supporting in class
Fernwood site- Mrs Brewer, with Mrs Wilson supporting
We have lots of very exciting topics to cover in Y5!
Autumn term is our science topic based on Earth and Space.
Why doesn't the moon float off into space?
Spring term 1 is our first history topic, looking at Vikings
Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets?
Spring 2 is geography linked to our residential to Cloughton!
(Check out our daily blogs and photos)
Where in the world is Cloughton?
Summer term we study WWII
How did WW2 affect peoples lives?
We learn about the events leading up to the war, evacuation and visit the National Holocaust Centre and learn about the treatment of the Jewish community in Europe and Anne Frank's diary.
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.
We are looking forward to our upcoming residentials to Cloughton!
Balderton site leave on Mon 11th March and return on Fri 15th March (approx 4pm)
Fernwood site leave on Mon 18th March and return on Fri 22nd March (approx 4pm)
Whilst we are away we will be visiting Whitby, walking between Goathland and Grosmont, visiting Bempton Cliffs nature reserve and having a play on Scarborough beach!
Please note that electronic items and mobile phones are not allowed.
See the kit list if you're unsure what to bring.
If there are any changes to your child's medication before we go please do let us know.
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.
Other useful things to remember