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 Purple Mash, 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.
Our topic this term is ...
JA bug, a creepy-crawly, a beast. He’ll tickle your skin then go in for the sting. Arachnids, insects, molluscs and myriapods, hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks. Come search for these minibeasts, and let’s sort them out. How many legs? How many wings? Who does it eat and who eats it? Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it? Build a bug hotel or a wonderful wormery, then watch them wriggle and burrow, mixing earth as they go. Discover where in the world you’ll find the deadliest beasts. Perhaps the Vespa mandarinia japonica is the one that you fear? Why not become a beast creator? Selectively breed a killer predator that saves the world from the super strong aphid. You’ll be a hero. ‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly. Perhaps she’ll die?’ We will explore living things and their habitats and even take a peak at food chains too! Around the corner there's also a mysterious green, colossal creature.... is that a dragon flying by?
In RE this term we will be focusing on Sikhism.
This term our class book is...
Take a sneak peak at the blurb...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Hope and the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but most of the time Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy, finding it hard to be a Hero. Hiccup must lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. They have to train their dragons or be BANISHED from the tribe FOR EVER! But what if Hiccup's dragon resembles an ickle brown bunny with wings? And has NO TEETH? The Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus is stirring and wants to devour every Viking on the Isle of Berk . . .
Can Hiccup save the tribe - and become a Hero?
We have two classes in Year 5:
Turquoise 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 Faransis is our Year Group Leader.
Reading records are checked every Friday.
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.