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Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 team look forward to welcoming you back after a relaxing Summer. We've got plenty of exciting learning experiences planned for you all and can't wait to get started!

There are lots of ways in which you can support children's learning outside of school. All Fairholme children have access to MyMaths (online maths homework) and Bug Club (online books and comics) for free! Please ask your class teacher if you do not have log-in details for either of these sites.

We've also put together a list of brilliant websites and books, full of fun games, quizzes and facts, that you may want to look at with your children.  They're a great way to spend a fun half-hour that could also help to build on their learning in class.

Autumn Term Topic 2018

During the first half-term in the Autumn, our topic is Pharaohs.

Let's travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings.

Find out about life on the river's fertile banks, discovering Egypt and it's fascinating culture.

Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods! Make yourself a nemes and you'll really look the part!

Become an apprentice and work for Ramose; he's the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt - who knows what treasures you will find?

Image result for pharaohsClick here to check out some fascinating facts about ancient Egypt!

Our Teachers

We have three classes in Year 5:

Turquoise Class, Burgundy Class and Amber Class

They will be supported and guided through this important year by:

  • Miss Spencer
  • Mr Watson
  • Mr Moloney
  • Ms Chaplin
  • Mrs Lomas
  • Miss Walker 
  • Mrs Vakada

All working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.

Miss Spencer is our Year Group Leader.

Click here to read our leaflet which outlines learning expectations for the end of Year 5.

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Key Dates

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - Y5 trip to the British Museum.

 

Friday 19th October 2018 - Y5 Coding workshop.

Click here to find our Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter.

We are always happy to meet with parents and carers to discuss any concerns or to answer questions about the children and their learning. If you wish to discuss anything with us then please make an appointment at the office or ask one of us when we might be available to meet with you.

Remember to check the school website regularly for updates on learning and events taking place at school.

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each Tuesday.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

In Year 5, homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.

We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework and do let us know if the homework is too difficult or indeed too easy! 



We expect the children to read their school reading book out loud to an adult at least 5 times a week. Please sign, or put your initials on, the yellow homework sheet to confirm that this has been completed. Spellings and maths need to be completed at least twice a week. The week's spellings (in the children's spelling books) must be practised at least twice a week along with their Maths Passport. These also need to be signed for by an adult on the homework sheet.

Children should have their reading books in school every day. 

Homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be handed in (in the homework folder) the following Thursday.