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Miss Calver - 5P and head of Year 5 

Miss Geary - 5H 

Miss Jhurree - 5S

Mr Mauri - 5F 

Miss Gleeson - Higher level teaching assistant, across Year 5 and Year 6:  responsible for pupil premium children and teaching assistant interventions.

Mrs Pitcher - TA

Mrs Hodge - TA  


Miss Stabler - Assistant head teacher (6P) for Year 5 and Year 6 


Dear Parents and carers, 

What another amazing week with your children! We have now uploaded Creative Home Learning below.


Homework books are now in school and will be given out on Thursday. A voluntary contribution of £6 should be paid on Laser. 


Can you help?

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 the parents who have offered to come into school. 


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. 



Year 5 Team 


Cooking and gardening  - £4 contribution 

Next week children will be cooking pizzas using: French stick, tomato puree, cheese and vegetarian  toppings. If your child requires vegan ingredients you will need to provide them. Do speak to your class teacher about it. 


Children should wear comfortable clothing suitable for cooking and gardening. 

Monday 17th September - 5H

Tuesday 18th September - 5F

Thursday 20th September - 5P

Friday 21st September - 5S


Kew Gardens Trip - This will be on Laser soon:  £4

27th September 5F and 5P

28th September 5H and 5S


The trip letter for Kew Gardens will be up shortly. Please do pay £4 on Laser. 


If you can come along, on the day to help, please let your class teacher know asap. You will need the DBS check. 

Have you signed up for the Isle of Wight yet?

17th - 20th May 2019. See what Year 5 got up to last year...



Home Learning


Homework this week is :

Maths page 7

English page 36

This is due back in school by TUESDAY 18TH September 2018


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.
  • 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 to have homework set for Maths and Grammar from the CPG skills workbooks.


 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. 

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

Creative home learning

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...




Children need to revise the Year 5 spelling list (sent home on Monday 5th September). There is a link below.  These will be tested in a few weeks time. 


Children will be taught spellings and tested on them weekly. We will be using the Read, Write, Inc scheme as they did in Year 4.


The Year 5 and 6 list should be learnt also as this is the government expectation. 



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.   

Learning this week


English: Our book is 'Journey to the River Sea' based in the Amazon rain-forest. Children will be writing a narrative from a different characters perspective, over the next 4 weeks. We are excited to read them! 


Maths: We will be revising place value, rounding and estimating. We will also be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We have now sat an assessment, which the children will analyse.  


Science: Life cycles of animals 


Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum (FLCC): This is a project all about the Amazon rain-forest and the creatures that live within. The children will be planning a once in a lifetime trip there - budgeting flights, hotels and tours.


Reading, drawing and finding out about this amazing part of world will be taking place. Children can research at home as well. 


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