Year 5K

Class Teacher: Miss Knapp

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Flatt

Hello and welcome to Y5K. I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are feeling happy and refreshed, ready for Year 5. Mrs Flatt and I are looking forward to this exciting year ahead and cannot wait to get started!

Our first topic back is Hola Mexico!

We will be looking at locating Mexico and ancient Mayan cities, learning about the Chihuahuan desert, the Day of the Dead festival. We will link our English work with our class text – Holes by Louis Sachar.

Here is a brief overview of what else will be learning in the Autumn term:

  • Science – Life Cycles
  • RE – Creation / Fall – Creation and Science: conflicting or complementary?
  • Music – Mariachi Band Music

What will I need

Day of The Week What I will need to bring into school
Monday

PE Kit

Reading Diary

Reading Book

Scheme Book

Tuesday

Reading Diary

Reading Book

Wednesday

PE Kit

Reading Diary

Reading Book

Homework Book

Thursday

Reading Diary

Reading Book

Friday

Reading Diary

Reading Book

Spelling Log Book

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

This term’s P.E is Cross Country, Football and Orienteering. Mr Modest will take the Wednesday afternoon PE session. Within this session he will focus on Football. The Monday session will be led by myself out on the yard, so children will need to come into school in their outdoor PE kit.

Full PE kit must be worn and that includes, a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms, a sensible pair of trainers and a drink (during the cold seasons it is advisable to bring a jumper).

Children with their ears pierced must remove their earrings for each P.E session themselves or alternatively they will need at have plasters in their P.E bags to protect their ears during physical activity. Long hair must be tied back. Due to COVID-19, please send your child into school wearing their PE kits to school, this will reduce the risk of cross-contamination of clothing whilst getting dressed. The more physical PE session is in the afternoon, so there should be no reason for the worry of children being in the same clothes for too long after physical exercise. 

Homework will be Maths focused and sent out every Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday. If your child is struggling with their task, please do not hesitate to contact us either via a note with your child or through Class Dojo.

Children are expected to read at least three times at home with an adult. Each read should be logged in the reading diary, and brought in to school everyday so that their reads can be counted.

Awards:

Bronze: 50 reads

Silver: 100 reads

Gold: 200 reads

Governor’s Award: 250 reads

Spellings will be sent home every Friday and to begin with in the Autumn term, we will be focusing on Y4 spelling rules from the summer term. 

Here is the spelling rules that we will be focusing on this term:

WC 14.09.2020 –  Year 4 Unit 10: Adding the prefix il-, in-, mis-, un-, dis-

WC 21.09.2020 – Year 4 Unit 11: The c sound spelt -que and the g sound spelt -que

WC 28.09.2020 – Year 4 Unit 12: Adding the ir- to words beginning with r

WC 05.10.2020 – Year 4 Unit 13: Adding the suffix -ion (1)

WC 12.10.2020 – Year 4 Unit 14: Adding the suffix -ion (2)

WC 19.10.2020 – Year 5 Unit 1: Words with silent letter b

HALF TERM

WC 02.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 1: Words with silent letter b

WC 09.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 2: Words ending in -ible

WC 16.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 2: Words ending in -ible

WC 23.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 3: Words ending in -able

WC 30.11.2020 – Year 5 Unit 3: Words ending in -able

WC 07.12.2020 – Year 5 Unit 4: Words with silent letter t

WC 14.12.2020 – Year 5 Unit 4: Words with silent letter t

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Weekly times tables tests will be delivered; therefore, children are expected to practice their times tables, whether that be online through Reflex Maths or TT Rockstars or even using paper and pen.

By the time children reach year 6, they are expected to be able to rapidly recall all of the times tables. Below are the expectations at Flanderwell:

  • By the end of Year 2, most children are expected to know the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
  • By the end of Year 3, most children are expected to know the 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
  • By the end of Year 4, most children are expected to know the 6x, 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x tables.

Here is what a typical day at school will look like in Y5K:

Morning Job

Reading Comprehension

Maths

Break Time

Reflection/ Class Assembly Time

English

Spellings

Lunch Time

Maths Fluency

Foundation Subject (Science/ History/ Geography/ Art/ D&T/ French/ Music/ RE/ PSHCE/ Computing)

Quiet Reading Time

Class Story

Home Time 

Tuesday 1st September – INSET Day

Wednesday 2nd September – INSET Day

Thursday 3rd September – First day back at school (Y5 start at 8:50 and meet on the top yard)

Friday 23rd October – Break up for half term

Monday 2nd November – Back to school

Friday 18th December – Break up for Christmas

TT Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/

Reflex Math

https://apps.explorelearning.com/account/reflex/login/student

Active Learn

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?v=pupil&c=0

If you need any of your child’s logins, I will be sending usernames and passwords home during the first week back.