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Sunday 24th March 8pm on Channel 4 - Secrets of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Check it out!

EGYPTIAN DRESS UP DAY - 5th April 2019


Fielding WWF run- Earth Hour 2019

On Monday 25th March we will be raising money for the three charities that we are supporting this year. 


As a school, we will be walking the length of the Amazon Rainforest: 4,345 miles. This ties in with Earth Hour (Saturday 30th March 830-930pm) 


 It is to raise awareness of enviromental issues. 

What next?


Arithmetic papers:


We have uploaded a copy of arithmetic papers 1 and 2  that the children have completed. Getting 100% on these tests, will put your child in a good position for Year 6 maths SATs. They are uploaded below. 


There are also reading prompt questions (in the reading section). Please do use these to help your child with their reading. We use these booklets in class (from 11th Feb). 


Is your child doing their Values Baccalauatette? for more information. A few children achieved their bronze and silver patches last week - WELL DONE!


Isle of Wight 2019, 17th - 20th May

We are starting to get organised for our residential trip in May.


Please have a look at the link below for more information. Remember to check back regularly as we update the information. 

Thank you to those parents who have made the 2nd and 3rd payments, the final payment will be due at the end of March. Log on to Laser to make your payments.


Payment schedule:

  • Deposit due by 06.07.18: £30.00
  • 2nd payment due by 31.10.18: £70.00
  • 3rd payment due by 31.01.19: £70.00
  • Final payment due by 31.03.19: £70.00



Thank you.

Mrs Haines

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 2:

especially     heard

excellent       herd

guarantee     stationary

opportunity    stationery

occupy          steal


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 take place on Thursday 4th April 2019 (due to Egyptian Day on 5th).


Due: Tuesday 5th March 2019

CGP English: pages 65 to 66 Paragraphs

CGP Maths: pages 28 and 29 Equivalent and Ordering Fractions

We had not yet covered ordering fractions so apologies for including this. If you did it, well done for having a go!!


Due: Tuesday 12th March 2019

CGP English: pages 26-27 Linking ideas in a paragraph

CGP Maths: page 26 Solving calculation problems


Due: Tuesday 19th March 2019

CGP English: 42-43 Commas to join sentences

CGP Maths: 8 Ordering & comparing big numbers


Due: Tuesday 26th March 2019

NO ENGLISH OR MATHS PAGES THIS WEEK. We will be conducting an international link up with a school in San Diego, USA after the Easter holiday. To prepare the children for this, you are required to produce a sheet with '10 facts about the city of San Diego, USA'. Photos or pictures are welcome and it must be presentable. We hope that our international link up will help each school understand more about the other.


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, and to Mabel and Liliana's father who came to speak to the year group about his job as an architect.


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:

Spring 2 - Friday 15th March return books Monday 18th March

CHANGE OF DATE: English and Maths books will go home on Friday 29th - Monday 1st April for parents to view. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

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 Spring Learning - Ancient Egypt

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 the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter, the children will now focus on writing newspaper report to include the following skills:

* organisational features of a newspaper report

* use of correct tense and modal verbs (could, would, should, might, may, will etc)

* building to build cohesion through the use of paragraphs

Link for modal verbs:


Maths: Fractions. This is a lengthy unit and will last for the duration of this half term. As well as exploring vocabulary, we will be covering:

* ordering and comparing fractions

* understanding simplified and equivalent fractions

* adding & subtracting fractions


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum (FLCC): This is a project all about Ancient Egypt and the achievements of this civilisation. What can we leant from the Ancient Egyptians? What do we have today that we can owe to the Ancient Egyptians? To celebrate all the children have learnt, our Ancient Egyptians dress up day is scheduled for Friday 5th April 2019.


In Geography, we will be linking up with a school in San Diego, USA, in order to learn more about the geography of the city. More details to follow.


In Science, our unit is 'Can You Feel the Force?' and we will be learning about forces in more depth. The children will be exploring a variety of forces and conducting experiments before writing up results.

Specialist Subjects