Welcome to Year 5!
In Year 5 the team is Miss Dormer, Mrs Rayman, Mrs Heathcott and Miss Ashford.
We hope you have had a lovely half-term break and are ready for Term 4. We are really excited to get stuck in to our new, history based topic where we will be studying the The Ancient Mayan Civillisation!
Our P.E days this term are Tuesday and Friday. We will also be doing the Daily Mile on a Wednesday, so your child may bring alternative footwear for this. On Friday, children will have outdoor education with Mr. Welti and Mr. Gill as part of their P.E session. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in P.E uniform on these days, as well as a jumper for Wednesday.
Our topic this term is The Mayans and we have lots of exciting things planned. Our topic web can also be found below.
Please ensure you read with and question your child regularly as it is an excellent way to develop your child's reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, as well as their writing. We are continuing to use 'VIPERS' for reading comprehension so please do continue to use the question stems provided when reading at home as the children are familiar with these. Please use these when completing the minimum of three signed reads per week which are still to be entered into their reading records.
Also attached is our termly spellings which we have split up into weekly spellings. The children will know which spellings to practise at home. We will introduce each new rule on Friday for the children to practise at home. These will then be checked on the following Friday.
Please make sure that you keep your children really confident with their times tables knowledge by practising them little and often and also by practising the corresponding division fact. Children should know all their times tables up to x12. By knowing their times tables, your child will feel much more confident in maths as these really do underpin the requirements of mathematics curriculum.
You will find your child's Mathletics log-in details on the inside cover of their green reading records. Mathletics homework is set on Fridays at 3.30pm and must be completed by the following Friday.
As always, we want your child to have a fantastic time in Year 5 so if you have any problems or concerns regardless of how small they may seem, please do not hesitate to contact us.
100 Recommended Reads
At Birdwell, we are passionate about reading but we know it's sometimes tricky to find an age-appropriate book for your child. Please see below our recommended reads for children in Y5/6. We have many of these in our school library and some are included in our '6 Book Challenge'. More information about this challenge can be found on your child's class page.
This document can also be found at the bottom of the page.