Hello and welcome to Year 5!
This is an incredibly important year for the children, as they move ever closer towards being the eldest in the school and take on the responsibilities that come alongside this. In Year 5, high expectations are set for the children as the complexity of their work increases, and as their attitude towards learning and their behaviour grow, in order to develop them into excellent role models for the younger children in the school. Having a successful Year 5 will set the children in good stead for their final year of primary school and beyond. Here are some useful reminders which will help this year to be as productive as possible.
Reading: The children should be reading daily, preferably with an adult or independently if necessary. Reading should be recorded in their Reading Record and this should be brought to school every day. Children who have not read, or do not have their reading record, may have to miss some of their Golden Time, if this becomes a recurring theme.
Spellings: Spelling will be a combination of words from the Year 5/6 spelling lists and are handed out on a Monday. Children should practice their spellings daily, in preparation for weekly tests on Fridays.
Times tables: In Year 5, children are expected to know their times tables up to 12x12. They can then begin to use this knowledge in a variety of ways to help them become efficient in using mathematics across the curriculum. The children will be given a times table to focus on each Monday and will be tested on this on a Friday.
PE: Year 5 will have PE on a Wednesday afternoon. It is imperative that the children have the correct PE kit with them in preparation for each lesson. This includes the TSM PE top (in the correct colour), shorts (of a suitable length) and suitable footwear (trainers or plimsolls).
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any further questions, or wish to arrange a meeting, please do not hesitate to see me after school.