Welcome from the Year 5 team. 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), Times Tables Rock Stars 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.
Summer Term 1 Topic
During the first half term in the Summer, our topic is Allotment.
This term, even though we are learning at home at the moment, we will be busy growing, digging and harvesting-virtually or otherwise! We will be learning about farms and where food comes from, writing reports on worldwide produce, and discovering the world of allotments. There will be lots of practical activities for you to carry out at home, including cooking from your own recipes, perhaps using produce that you have grown.
This topic provides many opportunities to develop our skills across the curriculum, including gathering information to plan reports, and writing short stories based on ‘The Beauty of the Garden’ in English, designing and making beds for plants in DT, detailed observational drawing in Art and an investigation into the biodegradable properties of plants for compost in Science. We will also be finding out about pollination and plant reproduction, so keep an eye out for any plants you may be able to bring home and dissect if you go out for a walk or have a garden.
We will continue to set weekly tasks on Purple Mash, and our French topics will be based around our Birthdays, and describing what we look like.
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:
All working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.
Miss Benn is our Year Group Leader.
(Username and password available from your teacher)
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.
Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested the following Friday. Homework will be checked at the end of each week.