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THANK YOU SO MUCH!

What a wonderful year and what a wonderful cohort. We have loved teaching them, working alongside you and sharing great times with your children. They have shown real resilience and empathy this year. They have made us laugh everyday and it's always been fun. Never a dull moment, we will miss them all, terribly. 

 

Thank you for your generous gifts and cards. Your thoughtfulness is not expected but we are so very thankful. It's always so humbling to receive gifts for doing something that we love and you are always so generous. 

 

We do this job because we want to make a difference to children's lives. We hope that we have in some small way, 

 

Have a lovely summer - thanks again 

The Year 5 team 

 

France Residential 2020

The trip is 6th – 11th July 2020. The cost is £460 per pupil (£140 for PP pupils). We have a maximum of 105 places and the deadline to register for the trip is Friday 5th July.

See the letter below for all details. 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome New Year 5 parents 2019-20,

 

We look forward to welcoming your children to Year 5 on Wednesday September 4th. The 40 Recommended book list is attached below. There will be 2 copies of each book in each classroom so everyone can start to work towards the Bronze award. Many titles are in local libraries too. 

 

The 100 spelling list is also attached below. You can continue to play on Times Tables Rockstars to get ready for all of the fun maths ahead. Also below are some tests if you'd like them. 

 

Our first topic is Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Our book is Beowulf! This is a great topic and we hope to have a trip after half term. 

 

Have a lovely rest over the summer. We look forward to seeing you in September.

 

The Year 5 team  

France Residential Letter

Year 6 Recommended Book List and 100 spellings

Elthorne Park High School Open Evening

On Thursday 12th September, Elthorne Park High School will be hosting an open evening for prospective Year 7 parents for admission September 2020. Head Teacher presentations will take place at 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:45pm. Additional Head Teacher presentations will be held on Friday 13th September at 4:30pm and Friday 20th September at 4:30pm. Entry to Head Teacher presentations is by ticket only and will be available to book online from the school website here on Wednesday 26th June. Tickets are limited to 2 adults per family - children will attend a separate presentation with Year Leaders and will not require tickets. You will be sent electronic copies of your tickets, please bring this or a paper copy to your allocated presentation.

The Tiffin Girls' School Year 7 admissions September 2020

The Head Teacher of The Tiffin Girls' School, Mr Ian Keary, has distributed information to primary schools regarding key changes to their admissions arrangements for September 2020 entry. Greater priority will now be given to disadvantaged pupils from within their catchment area. Please click on the pdf below for a summary of the admissions process.

Spelling for this unit

 

Please practise Year 6 spellings. 

 

 

 

 

Did you get 100/100? Here's some extra words to learn.

Homework

Thursday 11th July due in Tuesday 16th July

English p33 and 34 

Maths p40 and 41 

 

There will be no more homework after this time. Homework books can be kept and used for revision for next year. Pages 75 - 77 in the maths book, would be good to do just before September as they cover the Year 5 objectives. 

 

 

 

Books Home Termly - English and Maths

"Knowing where children are, where they need to go and how they will get there".

These are the underlying principles of our Visible Learning approach to teaching and learning at Fielding. They are important components within our assessment structure, which pupils are very much a part of.

The principles that underpin our assessment system are:

  • Every child can achieve: teachers at Fielding have the mindset, ‘What do I need to do next to enable a child in my class to achieve?’

  • Objectives from the  National Curriculum are used as the expectations for all children.

  • Pupils will make age appropriate progress from their different starting points – 12 months in 12 months, more for those who need to 'close the gap' to reach  age related expectations.

  • Teachers are experts at assessment - assessment is effectively used to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure all children achieve.

 

How we share this information with you:

  • Books home, at least once each term your child will come home with their English and maths books, ready to share their progress with you, You will have an opportunity to make comments on this to share with your child and the class teacher.

 

Books will be sent home in Year 5 on the following dates:

Books will not be going home as we have Open Drop-ins on Thursday 4th July. 

 

We send books home on the Friday to be looked at by adults over the weekend and require all books to be returned to school on the following Monday.

Calendar

Letters

Learning at home

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:

 

  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers to check regular reading is occurring. Pupils are expected to write a short comment about what they have read and an adult should sign the record book once this comment has been written. The diary and organisation of this resource will prepare the child for further independence. Encourage your child to select age appropriate books both fiction and non-fiction. Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets are also great materials to read. 

 

  • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home. Dictation (recorded on sheets) will now be sent home weekly in reading folders so you can see achievement and progress.

 

  • Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. These will be  tested in our weekly times tables challenge and will be sent home.

 

  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases

 

  • In order to prepare pupils for high school, our older pupils will continue to have homework set for Maths and Grammar from the CPG skills workbooks. These CGP books will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned to school the following Tuesday. Tasks will be set by the teacher and checked and assessed (using the back of the book) by you, the parent. This gives you an opportunity to see how well your child is progressing and what they are very confident with and what they sometimes may need extra support with. While class teachers do not mark the CGP books, if you would like to share how your child found the activity with the class teacher there is a section which allows for this in the reading record and planner under "Messages for my child's teacher." This will make us aware of how your child found the activity - especially if they required a lot of support. 

 

You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.

Reading prompts you can use at home

Year 5 40 recommended reading list

 

The English team in school have worked hard to identify 40 appropriately challenging books for the children in year 5. The recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in Year 5 which will capture the children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.

While it is not compulsory for the children to read these books, it is highly recommended as it will deepen your child's inference, retrieval and vocabulary skills while also strengthening their love for reading. 

While it is NOT compulsory there are school wide incentives - At the end of each half-term, teachers will award bronze, silver and gold certificates in reward assembly to pupils who have read a set number of books from their year group list AND completed a short reading response activity in their reading records (where possible)

Ideas for these short reading responses might be any one of the following; 

- Describing settings and characters from the story

- Identifying possible alternative endings

- Predicting what might be in a sequel (the next book if the story was carried on)

- Summarising the story in 6 bullet points 

- Writing a book review

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks,

The Year Five Team

Maths

White Rose papers:

Children have sat Maths reasoning and arithmetic papers - We have uploaded them below with the mark scheme. Please do go over the gaps, print new papers and work through them with your children. If you need any help with them, please do see your class teacher. 

 

Times Tables Rockstars!

Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.

What is it?

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of  times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.

How does it work?

Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.

Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?

No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.

Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?

From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.

The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.

How do I log in?

Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.

Multiplication Tables

 

Children should know all times tables by the end of Year 4. Please encourage children to practice with games, songs and play. Many resources can be found online.   

Cooking sessions: These have been a great hit so far this year! The children have requested to have the recipes so that they can re-create the cooking fun at home. All recipes are easy to make and the children can do much of the preparation themselves - with help from adults, of course. So, click on the recipes above and have fun with cooking!

 

For future cooking sessions, if you would like to help as a volunteer as a helper in our kitchen, please speak to your child's class teacher.

What the pupils are learning this half term... 

 

English: Children will be writing their own ancient myth using ideas from Beowulf. The skills we will focus on will be:

* use of a range of punctuation for clarity

* use of figurative language to create atmosphere and more detail, e.g. similes, metaphors, personification.

* use of a range of sentence openers to vary sentence structure, i.e.. subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials, adverbs, powerful verbs ending with -ed or -ing

 

Maths: Decimals - adding, subtracting and solving problems involving decimals

 

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum (FLCC):

In History, we will be delving into the Anglo-Saxons. More details to follow.

 

In PSHE/ Science, as well as RSE, we will also be looking at the topic of Growing Up and how growing up affects not only your physical self, but your mental and emotional state too. We hope the children will feel comfortable enough to share their thoughts and opinions in a safe environment and we aim to inform them on the necessary information from the Year 5 PSHE curriculum.

 

In RE, we will be looking at the unit, 'Five Pillars of Islam', which will lead to our Eid Showcase in July. Details to follow.

Adverbials for cohesion in paragraphs

Specialist Subjects

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