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.
Spring Term 2 Topic
During the second half term in the Spring, our topic is Scream Machine.
This term we will be investigating all the fun of the fair as we look at rollercoasters and rides and explore the forces that help them work properly and safely. We will be trying to get to grips with air and water resistance, gravity, friction and momentum and what these look like in a practical way.
This topic provides many opportunities to develop our skills across the curriculum, including icreating our own versions of rides in DT such as giant marble runs and moving carousels and exploring poems and short stories linked to rides, as well as writing explanation texts. In Computing, we are improving our coding skills using 2Code on Purple Mash (children have their own log-ins now and can access the platform at home). Our French topics are about animals and our families and we will be exploring aspects of different world religions. On top of all that, the children (and teachers) are enjoying learning the ukelele in music lessons.
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.
Tuesday 25th February - DT day
Monday 30th March - deadline for homework projects
Friday 3rd April - children finish for Easter
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.