Our class value is PERSEVERANCE
In year 5 we understand what it is to have perseverance and we try hard to demonstrate this value in our every day lives.
Here in our school:
Let us be peaceful at all times.
Let our rooms be full of happiness
and respect for each other.
Let love be in our hearts
Let us show perseverance when needed
Let us support others in achieving their goals.
Let us remember
In learning together,
We grow together
And succeed together.
'Our motto must continue to be perseverance. And ultimately I trust the Almighty will crown our efforts with success.' William Wilberforce (1759-1833)
Welcome to Year 5!
Class Teacher: Mrs Drane
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Meek
We operate an 'open door' policy and all staff members are happy to talk to parents and carers about any concerns or matters they may have. Please appreciate that at times, it may not be possible so, if the matter is urgent please telephone or e-mail the school office and they will pass on any urgent messages ASAP.
The Year 5 curriculum offers a rich and stimulating learning experience which children thrive and flourish in. We aim to, wherever possible, guide the children toke links across the subjects and to real-life situations. Our classroom is co-operative and resourceful. We try to Persevere and to do our best in all aspects of the curriculum, striving to show pride in our work demonstrating 'An ethic of Excellence'.
Across the year, we will be exploring a wide range of interesting topics including World War Two and The Rainforest. For further information, please look at our Year 5 curriculum map.
Homework consists of spellings, reading and maths facts as well as work set on Purple Mash. Times Tables and Spellings will be tested weekly on a Friday. See below for a link to the Year 5 spellings. Children will learn spelling rules and patterns during school regularly. There is also a statutory Year 5 and Year 6 spelling list of words below that you can support your child in learning as regularly as you wish at home. A copy of this can also be found at the back of your child's Home/School Reading Record. In Year 5, children will be expected to read for a minimum of 10-15 minutes per day, either with an adult, a sibling or independently. The discussion/questioning of what they have read is just as vital as the reading itself, so please try to discuss what they're reading regularly.
Please remember to send your child to school with a healthy packed lunch; school dinners are nutritionally balanced. Children in KS2 may also bring in a piece of fresh fruit for their break time snack (grapes must be halved).
Children are encouraged to bring a named water bottle into class containing water only.
Thank you for your support
We use knowledge organisers throughout lessons in school, but they are also a fantastic way to support learning at home as they provide an overview of key concepts that will be covered in class. There is also no absolute right or wrong way to use a knowledge organiser, but to get the best out of them, it is important to ensure that children have plenty of opportunities to read, learn and retrieve the information. This can be done in a variety of ways from mini-quizzing, filling in blanked sections or memory games.Most important is to return to it regularly.
Reading VIPERS is our way of supporting children with their reading comprehension skills. All children will be working on VIPERS during class reading whether it is reading as a class, in a small group, or one to one with an adult. It would be fantastic if parents could also be referring to VIPERS when listening to their child read at home.
For further information, please open the attachment below.
https://www.theschoolrun.com/year-5 (This website asks for a subscription to access all areas but there is a lot of useful information that can be accessed for free without signing up for an account. At St Philip’s we DO NOT endorse this website or recommend signing up for their subscription services)