Welcome to Year Five
We strive to create a happy classroom where everyone can achieve, learn and enjoy themselves!
Meet the Teaching Staff
This year, our wonderful Year 5 cohort are being taught by Mr Lewis and Miss Roy. We are lucky enough to work alongside Mrs Knowles who helps out in the classroom and much more! We thought we would update you on any key information you may need to know, so please read through the information below to familiarise yourself with Year 5 here at KEPS.
If you have any burning questions regarding anything Year 5 related, then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Lewis and Miss Roy via their school email accounts: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We would like to see, over a 6 week period, at least two pieces of homework completed! Additional tasks will be added on the learning platforms ‘DoodleMaths’, ‘DoodleEnglish’ and ‘DoodleSpell’ (free apps), Times Tables Rock Stars (internet platform) and ‘Purple Mash’ (internet), which are great fun and really help our Year 5’s push on. Can we achieve #1 in the country on Doodle Platforms? Pupils can earn cool certificates by doing so!
In addition, to continue with the great work that happened during previous lockdowns, we will be using Microsoft TEAMs for various assignments for the children, putting out important notices and information and also to ensure we can always be on hand to communicate with our wonderful year 5’s. Over the course of the school year, we will be teaching the children how to use this independently.
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? Our children will have a weekly spelling test in year 5, in preparation for year 6.
During this half term (Spring 2), the children will switch their focus to Antarctica, and the importance of it. The children will locate Antarctica and its main features while also investigating the impact of global warming on the Polar Ice Caps.
In addition, children with have the opportunity to research Ernest Shackleton and all of his whacky and wonderful expeditions.
During DT sessions, children will be designing and creating their own Antarctica themed Hanging Mobile amongst other creative challenges.
From a geographical standpoint, the children will learn about Antarctica’s climate as well as its habitants (both human and the animal kind!)
Overall, we are really excited about this terms topic and cannot wait to get started…
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.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.
In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.
Physical Education (P.E)
P.E Will be every Tuesday afternoon for all Year 5 pupils. Miss Roy’s class will also have a slot on a Thursday afternoon. We are very privileged to have Mr 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!
Walesby Forest is this years residential destination! We will be staying for 2 consecutive nights (Wed 20th-Fri 22nd April.) Walesby is the perfect outdoor adventure centre for primary school groups, large or small, seeking an escape to the country. Just ten minutes away from KEPS, there’s acres of space for your pupils to enjoy, packed full of adventure activities on both land and water. For some high adrenalin action, your pupils will love a climb up the super high Jacob’s Ladder. Why not test their head for heights on the giant swing? And if our children fancy getting wet, well there’s water sports available out on the lake too! Whatever the challenge, the experienced instructors at Walesby will help each individual reach further and achieve more.