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Welcome to Year 5

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 MashMyMaths (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

Sow, Grow and Farm

We will be exploring the different features and characteristics of the land. Where does our food come from? Which country do we import our food from? All questions we may have and hopefully we will answer during our topic. We will investigate the agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas! If weather permits, we could do some planting and grow our own vegetables too!  Alongside this, we will begin our class reader, Charlottes Web! Her adventures on the farm with all the talking farm animals will keep us hooked!

In RE this term we will be focusing on Islam. 

Our Class Reader This Term

Take a sneak peak at the blurb...

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Our Teachers

We have two classes in Year 5:

Turquoise Class and Amber Class

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

  • Mr Camidge
  • Miss Faransis
  • Miss Lovell
  • Mrs Bhattacharya
  • Mrs Vakada

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

Miss Faransis is our Year Group Leader.

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

 

Reading record entry example.

Reading records are checked every Friday.

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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.


50 Recommended reads for Year 5

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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.