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                                          Welcome to Year 5!
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                Mr S Turner                     Mrs J Oates                      Mrs Sharon Pascoe                 Mr Rob Thurston          


                                          Class Teacher                       Class Teacher             Class Teaching Assistant               Class Teaching Assistant
                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                 Welcome to Year 5

We have lots going on for the children this year, their penultimate year with us.

Our timetable:

You’ll see from our timetable that we primarily focus on the core subjects in the mornings: reading, writing and maths. 

Reading:

This year we have a class guided reading session 3 times a week where the children all follow the same book, discussing, interpreting and explaining their understanding through questions at appropriate levels. In addition, we have a great reading scheme called Accelerated Reader where the children take a quick test on every book they have read to ensure their understanding before they move on.  We also generate a report every 4 weeks to check their success and move them up a band if appropriate. The children love to hear how they’ve been progressing.

Writing:

The more children read, the more ideas they have when it comes to their writing, so please encourage them!  It is also a case of practise makes perfect, so alongside their writing in school, we would always encourage children to be writing at home.  Ideas for this could be: a diary, story writing or maybe writing about a fun day out with the family.  Allowing children to then read it to you and discuss any improvements with them is also invaluable. Spellings are sent home on a weekly basis.

Maths:

Our new maths scheme lets the children develop their understanding by focussing on a topic for typically 2 or 3 weeks. For example, the Autumn term has started with blocks of work on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. Alongside the daily maths lesson at school, we often have quick maths sessions where we recap maths strategies or chant our times tables.  As with all of their learning, the more practise the better.

Topic:

In Topic, the children have been learning about the Ancient Greeks and modern Greece. Further topics include local history, the Cornish around the world and the Victorian era, and is often driven by the parts that the children have shown the most interest in.  In addition, a lot of our writing is based on the topics we cover. During the year, we will also be studying the Hindu faith.