KEY STAGE 2
Teacher - Miss K Pollard
Supported by - Mrs J Hoskin
Year 5 class email address * firstname.lastname@example.org*
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome to Year 5!
Hello and welcome to Year 5’s class page. Our teacher is Miss Pollard and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hoskin.
Miss Donnelly also teaches our class on Wednesdays.
This year has been a very unusual one, with many of you learning at home since March. I am sure that, whether you have been learning at home or in school as a child of a key worker, you have been trying your very best to keep up with your learning.
We are delighted to be returning to school and we are very excited at the prospect of teaching your child. Mrs Hoskin and I are looking forward to a positive and enriching year and we will ensure your child has a very enjoyable experience.
Reading is incredibly important and your support in this learning process is vital.
10 Benefits of Reading
- Children who read often and widely get better at it – after all, practise makes perfect.
- Reading exercises our brain – Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain than for example, watching TV. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections.
- Reading improves concentration.
- Reading teaches children about the world around them.
- Reading improves vocabulary and language.
- Reading develops a child’s imagination.
- Reading helps children to develop empathy – as children develop they begin to consider how they would feel if placed in certain situations.
- Reading is fun – dreaming with your eyes open!
- Reading is a great way to spend time together.
- Reading promotes achievement in all subjects.
At present reading books will not be being sent home from school.
Your child has been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where additional reading resources can be found.
Your child will receive homework on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will reinforce your child’s learning and is therefore extremely valuable.
Your child has also been given passwords to Times Table Rockstars and Purple Mash which they can access at home. Children can use Times Table Rockstars to assess their speed and accuracy when recalling their times tables and they can work on their ICT skills using Purple Mash. There are lots of other resources to be found on Purple Mash too, including games to help consolidate children's maths and English knowledge.
Our P.E. lessons take place on Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child comes to school in a full P.E. kit (plain blue shorts, white T-shirt and pumps). If you prefer, please send your child to school in a tracksuit with their PE kit underneath.
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Miss Pollard and Mrs Hoskin
Well done to all the children working so hard during this difficult time. We are all proud of you and have loved hearing about the work you have done. Stay safe!!
Monday 22nd June 2020
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Suggested Home Learning Tasks
Suggested Home Learning tasks cover lots of different areas. Take you pick - follow the link for this month's installment. CLICK HERE
Monday 11th May 2020
Monday 20th April 2020
Online daily lessons are now available from the BBC and the Oak Academy
CLICK HERE to access the Year 5 BBC Bitesize daily lessons
CLICK HERE to access the Year 5 Oak Academy daily lessons
Monday 6th April 2020
Please follow the above link to access daily maths activities.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Document can be downloaded below.
Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 we have Mrs Myers as the class teacher and Mrs Hoskin as the teaching assistant
We are a friendly team and you are welcome to catch a quick word in the morning if you need to.
We have high expectations of our children but this doesn’t stop us from having enjoyment whilst learning.
Friday 13th March
We have been identifying features of persuasive texts ready to write our own persuasive letter.
Watch out parents, the children will be able to get anything they want from you by the time we have finished!
Reading is incredibly important….
· Reading makes us more knowledgeable about the world and helps us to improve our ability in all subjects.
· Reading makes our brains stronger - neuroscientists have found that reading a novel enhances connectivity in the brain – watching TV has the opposite effect.
· Reading improves our memory.
· Reading develops vocabulary and our use of it.
· Reading improves our concentration.
The children have a reading book to take home and they can change this as often as needed. They also have access to the KS2 library where they can pick a book of their choice.
It is expected that the children read for ten minutes a day at home. They all have a yellow reading journal which should be filled in and signed to show they have read.
Each child in Year 5 have been given an Oxford Reading Buddies password where even more reading resources can be found.
The children have been given a times table file where they work at their own pace and are tested on regularly.
On Friday, the children are given a maths sheet that relates to work done throughout the week. This is to be completed and returned the following Tuesday.
IXL and TT Rockstars – Each child has a password for IXL (which has Maths and English skills) and TT Rockstars (which tests the children on speed and accuracy of recall).
P.E is every Monday and Wednesday.
Year 5 made Ancient Greek and Roman buildings as part of our entry point for IPC.