Welcome to Year 5 Brilliant Badgers and Cheeky Chipmunks
The Year 5 Team
In Cheeky Chipmunks, our teacher is Miss Westley and in Brilliant Badgers, our teacher is Mr Jackson.
The super Year 5 teaching assistants are:
Miss Pearson and Miss Richardson
Year 5 Latest News
We're super excited for our next term because we have got two amazing topics that we are going to learn about! We have also got our great trip to Sheffield Islamic Centre on Monday 20th January. Children are welcome to bring a donation to take with us, they will also need a coat to wear, we will be back in time for lunch so children can order their usual lunch.
As always, your child will also be required to bring their PE Kit during the first few days of term, we have PE on Fridays.
Your child may also receive a booster letter during the first few days of term, this is very important that you sign and return the slip as soon as you can. Even if you do not give permission for the booster, we still need to be made aware so that we can offer the place to another child.
If you or your child has any worries or questions about the year ahead, please come and speak to a member of the Year 5 team.
Here is our latest newsletter (Spring Term)
Autumn 1: Is there anybody out there?
Based on Earth and Space (with hopefully trip to the Space Centre in Leicester) and the text 'Cosmic'
Autumn 2: Why did the Vikings win most battles against the Anglo Saxons?
Based on Horrible Histories Non-Fiction books and Viking Boy
Spring 1: Could you be the next CSI Investigator?
Based on the text 'Atticus Claw Breaks the Law', please do not read this book as we will be reading it as a class.
Spring 2: Why should I be proud to come from Nottingham?
Based on Mining (including hopefully a visit from some former miners) and the text 'A Flight of Angels'
Summer 1: Why does what goes up, must always come down?
Based on Forces and the texts 'The man who walked between the towers' and 'Nothing to be afraid of' please do not read these books as we will be reading them as a class.
Summer 2: Why should the rain forests be important to all of us?
Based on the text 'The Lorax' and non-fiction texts about rain forests
In Year 5, excellent behaviour and being role models for the rest of the school is extremely important and as a class we have created our own charters which all the children have signed to say they agree to.
Please click on the link below to see our charters:
Helping your child with their learning
To help with your child's learning at home, we have created and attached a guide to give you some support. If you require any more advice, then please don't hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.
Please click the links below:
Homework and activities to complete at home
In Year 5, we are keen for the children to practice the skills and learning objectives that they cover in school and we will expect them to complete:
1 piece of literacy homework every 2 weeks - this will be a task that the children will choose from a 'menu' of different writing activities linked to our topic!
There may be opportunities for some arty work to go with the writing, too! We would like this homework to be handed in within 2 weeks of been set.
The deadlines for the half term are always given at the bottom of the menu and are always on a Monday.
1 piece of maths homework every week - this will be linked to the learning that they are about to cover. This will always be given on a Wednesday and the children will need to give it in the following Wednesday.
If children fail to complete either of the homeworks in the allotted time, they will be required to stay in and complete this during break times or lunchtimes. Children are encouraged to seek help if they need to from their class teacher.
Children will have a list of 10 spellings they must learn where they will be tested on a Tuesday. These will practice the year 5 spelling rules set out in the National Curriculum. Please help and encourage your child to learn their spellings as this is so important for their writing!
Children will also be tested on the Year 3, 4 and 5 spellings words from the National Curriculum word bank once every half term. Children will be sent home their scores and which words they got correct and incorrect. Please ensure your child is always practising these words too, so as they can improve their scores each half term!
FAB 4 Reading
Please continue to complete your child's FAB 4 Reading Record in their Home-School Diary. Children are expected to complete at least 4 reads every week. Children who complete all 4 reads and have their reading record signed every week will benefit from the half termly FAB 4 reading treat, chosen by our Greenwood Members of Parliament.
If your child forgets their Home-School Diary, they do not get a stamp for that week. It is their responsibility to bring it in on time. If your child is off with an illness, then they can give it to their class teacher when they are next at school to receive a stamp for that week.
This half term most of the Year 5 after school boosters will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm - 4pm. Please collect your child from the Year 5 classrooms and try to ensure your child attends all boosters they are invited to as this is essential for their progress throughout Year 5.
Children also attend boosters throughout the school day to make sure they are on target and meet the learning objectives set during lessons.
Booster groups may change at the start of every half term.
Physical Education (PE)
Chipmunks and Badgers will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon each week with Mrs Aspinall.
At all times your child will need an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school.
Indoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark shorts (black or navy blue) and trainers or plimsolls.
Outdoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark jogging bottoms (black or navy blue), dark sweatshirt and trainers. Jewellery must not be worn on PE days.
If your child can not take part in PE for medical reasons, a letter should be sent to Mrs Aspinall or class teachers.
All Year 5 children have the opportunity to take part in lessons based on how to play the ukulele on a Tuesday afternoon with a specialist music teacher! School do provide ukuleles for your child, however if your child wishes to bring their own ukulele in too, that is absolutely fine! Towards the end of Year 5, the children will put on a ukulele concert for some of KS2, parents are also invited to attend to see how much your child has progressed!