Welcome to Year Five
We strive to create a happy classroom where everyone can achieve, learn and enjoy themselves!
Meet the Teaching Staff
Our names are Mr Bandy (Apple Teacher with Swift Playground Recognition) and Mr Lewis (who we welcome as a new member to our our team this year) and we are lucky enough to teach Year 5. We also work alongside Mrs Glover, who helps us in our classroom and much much more! We thought we would update you on any information you may need to know…
Our homework projects are due in before the end of each half term and the children can do one or as many projects as they want. Additional tasks may be added on the learning platforms ‘DoodleMaths’ (free app) and ‘Purple Mash’ (internet), which at present is optional, but great fun! Can we achieve #1 in the country on Doodle Maths…?!
The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the four years of key stage 2 alongside other words that teachers consider appropriate. Below are the 100 words for years 5 and 6. It would be useful for children to learn the spellings of these words, but also know the meaning of the words i.e can the children write each word in a sentence?
During this half term (Spring 2), children will name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and identify human and physical characteristics, including hills, mountains, cities, rivers, key topographical features and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
The children will receive huge opportunities to put together a persuasive style piece of writing linked to the brochures, explaining why people are attracted to cities. In addition, children will be provided with opportunities to carry out surveys about why people like or dislike the city, as well as looking at the figures associated with Nottingham’s growing population.
Children should hopefully describe the main features of a well-known city, comparing them with the main features of a village; looking at physical differences and why some people choose to live in villages. Map skills will play a vital role in the topic with children locating and using symbols and explain how the locality could be changed and improved. Furthermore, do they know the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and UK? Can they name up to six cities in the UK and locate them on a map?
Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.
Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.
Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.
Physical Education (P.E)
P.E is every Tuesday for all Year 5 pupils. In addition, Wednesdays for Mr Lewis class and Fridays for Mr Bandy class. We are very privileged to have Andy Unwin, a professional Sports Coach to take the P.E this year and we look forward to learning new skills and participating in Sainsbury School Games Festivals. We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. Your child’s P.E kit should include:
- White T-shirt with logo
- Navy shorts (indoor PE)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
If children fail to bring a P.E kit, a phone call home will be made.
Thanks for your continuing support and co-operation.
As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!