Welcome to Year 5
What a fabulous start to the year we've had! Children have settled in well and are already showing what amazing individuals and strong visible learners they are. They are demonstrating the core values alongside their wonderful personalities!
Below we have updated our newsletter. It is jam-packed with information about the coming year. It also contains the dates of class assemblies and parents consultations. Our timetable is also uploaded below.
We have hit the ground running with our topic: Anglo Saxons and Vikings: conquerors or settlers? We will be reading Beowulf this half term and Odd and the Frost Giants after half term. Already the children are hooked (so are we). Details about this topic and the knowledge they will acquire are saved under Curriculum: https://www.fieldingprimary.com/fielding-learning-challenge-curriculum-flcc/ This area also contains the yearly curriculum map for the year - in all subjects.
Creative home-learning is now uploaded (below). Parents are invited to our showcase, in classrooms, on Friday 12th December from 3pm - 3:30pm.
We will update this page with homework, important dates and other messages - and of course we will always tell the children too. As the year goes on we will be reading some of the Recommended Reading List including: Watership Down, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Trapped!
We look forward to a great year ahead!
The Year 5 team
In the first two weeks of September, Year 5 will be focusing on the statutory 100 spellings that will need to be learnt. After this, this section of the noticeboard will display the words from units that Year 5 will be working through from the Read Write Inc spelling programme. Children will have two weeks to learn 10 words and dictation containing these words will be carried out on Fridays.
Keep your eyes peeled for those words!
Your child will be bringing home English and Maths CGP workbooks on Thursdays, which will be due back into school on Tuesdays.
Homework set - 12/9/19 due in Tuesday 17/9/19
Please complete the following pages for homework:
Homework set - 19/9/19 due in Tuesday 24/9/19
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our next Cooking and Gardening session is the week of 4th November.
If you would like to help as a volunteer as a helper in our kitchen, please speak to your child's class teacher.