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Do you have any small empty plastic bottles/ fizzy drink bottles that we can use for our Science experiments on Friday 24th May? Please bring them in if you do.

Isle of Wight residential trip 17th -20th May


Isle of Wight:

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5P Parents evening: 

The new date is: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - they will be held in: 3S (Miss Oliver's room). This is now fully booked. If you'd like to see Miss Calver, on Tuesday 4th June (after school) in 5P. Please see her for an appointment. She will bring the booking list out after school each day. 


Northfields Library visit. 

Year 5 will be visiting the library on: **change of date** 

5S and 5H Tuesday 11th June 2019 

5P and 5F Thursday 13th June 2019

If you can help, on the day, please let your class teacher know.


If your child has a library card, they should bring it on the day. The Year 5 and 6 book list has been given to the library - these books will be available for children to borrow or they can borrow other books. The cost is free. Any application forms not handed in by Weds 15th May will have to not receive a card. 


RSE sessions will be the week of 3rd June 2019. This is part of the Science curriculum and is mandatory. If you would like to view materials that will be used - you can do so on Thursday 23rd May 3:30pm - 5pm in 5P. See the letter below. 


Construction materials:

On Monday 3rd June - children will need to bring scrap materials for making a model city. Old egg boxes, straws, boxes, toilet rolls, material, lollipop sticks, yoghurt pots etc... we will be using them and then they will be thrown away. 


Assessments are uploaded below. Arithmetic maths papers and A maths reasoning paper too. We have also uploaded 2 reading comprehension papers.  Some of them the children have not yet completed the papers. These are great practise for Year 6.  



Spelling for this unit


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.


We have now finished our 12 units for the Read Write Inc. programme but we are now going over the 'Special Focus' units. We will still continue to practise the 100 Y5 spelling words.


Words to learn for Special Focus 4 - y as a vowel sound:

frequently       profession

identity           recognise

opportunity     sacrifice

rhyme             thistle

system           vehicle


Units last for a two week period and children are required to write down the words in their reading record so that they can be learnt at home. Dictation of these words will now take place on FRIDAY 7th JUNE as we feel that the children need more time to practise after their weekend in the Isle of Wight.

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



There is no homework until after May half term now. Please encourage your child to read and practice times tables.   


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 to Dr Hillman, Henry's mother, to Mabel and Liliana's father who spoke about his job as an architect and to Stan's mum who spoke about working at a major publishing company.


In addition, if you feel that you could help out weekly in class to hear children read, please let Miss Calver know. 


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:

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.



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.

Year 5 Summer Learning - What's So Special about the USA?

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


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:, 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: Focusing on writing a formal letter to pupils at Heritage Elementary in California. The skills we will concentrate on will be:

* formal fronted adverbials to begin a paragraph (see below for a link to vocabulary used in the classroom)

* use of commas to avoid ambiguity in writing

* use of correct tense throughout the writing, shifting tense when it is necessary


Maths: Statistics - interpreting tables and line graphs, answering questions but also creating our own questions in relation to data displayed on a graph.

Fractions. We are going back to our lengthy unit where will be focusing on:

* fractions of amounts

* multiplying fractions by an integer


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum (FLCC):

In Geography, we are linking up with a school in San Diego, USA, in order to learn more about the geography of the city. As well as sharing information with our partnership school, Heritage Elementary, we will be focusing on:

* the physical and man-made features of San Diego

* the climate of San Diego

* making comparisons between Ealing and San Diego


In Science, our unit is 'Materials and their Properties'. As we will miss two Monday lessons due to bank holidays and one Monday lesson due to the Isle of Wight, we will be having a 'Science Day' on Friday 24th May , where the children will be taking part in experiments and reporting on their findings. More information to come.


In RE, we are looking at the unit, 'What we believe in Ealing' and talking about the different faiths present in the town.

Adverbials for cohesion in paragraphs

Specialist Subjects