Dear Parents and carers
HOME LEARNING IS FINALLY UP - SEE BELOW - Due Monday 11th February 2019.
5F and 5P's trip to The Tower of London has been rearranged to Friday 25th January 2019. Children will not need to pay again and we hope that parent helpers can still come along on the new date.
Restaurant Dream Team is an exciting, new kids TV show for a popular children’s broadcaster. The format sees two teams of 6 compete to put on the best pop-up restaurant, with two celebrity foodies mentoring and judging their efforts in the kitchen and on the restaurant floor.
The children must know each other in some capacity; for example, be from the same school or the same cooking club. We’re also happy to include extended family members or friends that attend different schools but know members within the team. Teams must be from the same school. Producers are especially interested in those with a natural flair in the kitchen or an interest in running their own restaurant.
We are looking for mixed groups of boys and girls. Three of the group members will be working on the restaurant floor, coming up with a pop up restaurant theme, welcoming and serving guests, as well as dealing with customers. The other three members will be creating their own menu and cooking to a high standard, under pressure, whilst remaining calm. It’s a demanding challenge so we’re looking for candidates who are capable of working independently in the kitchen or are confident when talking to adults and people.
Further details and application form below. Applications direct to Lion TV, closing date Friday 8th February.
17th - 20th May 2019.
Booking for this trip is now closed.
See what Year 5 got up to last year...
Can you help?
Thank you so much to everyone who has volunteered to come and talk to the children.
Do you have an interesting hobby or job? we'd love for parents to come in to speak with the children about how maths, english, values and other subjects, have helped you to be successful. If you'd like to come in, please let Miss Calver know. Thanks already to Dr Hillman.
Can you help out weekly in class to hear children read or help out in the year group? Please let Miss Calver know if you can.
Children need to revise the Year 5 spelling list (originally sent home on Monday 5th September). There is a link below. These will be tested towards the end of each term. The Year 5 and 6 list should be learnt also as this is a government expectation.
Children are taught spellings and tested on a weekly basis. In upper phase, we are using the 'Read, Write, Inc' scheme as they did in Year 4.
Spellings for Unit 10:
Dictation of these words will take place on Fri 25th Jan 2019
Due: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
CGP English: Pages 16 and 17 Children have already completed these pages, sorry. Please use this time to revise relative clauses. Children can also go over any misconceptions.
CGP Maths: pages 49 and 50
Due: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Due: Tuesday 5th February 2019
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.
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.
Spring 2 - Friday 15th March return books Monday 18th March
Summer 2 - Friday 28th June return books Monday 1st 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.
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:
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 journals should be signed each night. Children must bring them in daily. The diary and organisation of this resource will prepare the child for further independence.
Encourage them to select age appropriate books both fiction and non-fiction. Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets are also great materials to read.
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.
The Year Five Team
Home learning tasks are completed at home with you supporting your child should they need help. It is based on what they have been covering in school that week and is a chance for them to consolidate their learning.
The home learning 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 home learning, 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.
See below for this terms exciting home learning...
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.
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.
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.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
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.
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.
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.
English: Reading 'Beyond the Stars: a collection of twelve stories of adventure, magic and wonder' and developing writing through setting description. The unit will focus on developing:
* developing use of figurative language, such as similes and metaphors (a skill we looked at before Christmas)
* use of relative clauses
* using prefixes and suffixes
Maths: Area and perimeter of simple and compound shapes
Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum (FLCC): This is a project all about Earth, Sun and Moon. This topic is all about the celestial bodies - movement, sizing and pioneers in space exploration.