Year 5 Welcome Newsletter 2021
Story time research project
Pupils in Years 4 and 5 have been selected to take part in a national research project on story time. Find out more here:
Parent Readers Needed!
Year 5 are looking for any parents who can come in and read with some of our pupils during the school day once a week. If you are interested please see the following link for an information and application pack.
Isle of Wight Reservation Deadline has now closed
If you have not booked a place for your child but would like to do so, please contact Jane Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. As the deadline has now passed we cannot guarantee a place for your child, but will do our best to secure additional places if needed.
Find out more about what it will be like, click here
Brentford FC - Joy of Moving starting September 17th
Once again this year we have been selected to take part in Brentford FC's Joy of Moving RSHE and Healthy Living programme. This takes place over 6 weeks, every Friday morning starting on 17th of September. This will require all pupils to come into school in their PE uniforms for the day. More information can be found at: Joy of Moving to continue - News - Official website of Brentford Football Club (brentfordfc.com)
Science Museum Trip - Friday December 10th
Year 5 will have confirmed a visit to the Science Museum for their Science Unit on Forces. Please see the letter above for all the details.
If your child is at home self-isolating, please refer to the class notebook on Microsoft Teams to access and complete work for this week.
You can find your child's log-in in the 'Report Section' of MCAS. Refer to our 'How to' guides for more details.
Your child is expected to follow the class timetable and complete daily English, (phonics) and maths lessons as well as weekly lessons from our Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum. Your child class teacher will make contact through the class notebook, and Microsoft Teams each day. This may be though written feedback or a video call. Your child's class teacher will arrange times for this.
Parents we need your help with online safety
Online safety is emerging as a concern in the new school year – nationally research shows over half of teachers believe it is now more likely their pupils will experience issues as a result of lockdown. We are also noticing a change in pupil’s behaviour and interactions online.
If you missed the Latest News post earlier this year please see this link.
Another emerging concern is availability and viewing of non-age appropriate video content on the website YouTube. For additional support on how best to protect you child when viewing video content on this website please see these two video for tips and advice on how to keep you child safe.
Due to the Government’s period product scheme, we have a supply of sanitary towels for girls that require them. This is so girls don’t miss out on their education due to having their period. These are now available in the Year 5 and 6 girls’ toilets on the windowsill. The girls will also be told of the location as there was previously sanitary products in a different location. There will be safety information displayed alongside the products and there is a sanitary bin for safe disposal. If you have a daughter, who has started her periods, please explain that if she needs these products, she can help herself without asking and then can dispose on her old sanitary towel and wrapping in the sanitary bin. If your child is already brining in sanitary products, she can continue to do so but there are products available if needed. The make we have are Always sanitary towels. Please talk to your daughter, about how to use these safely, including that they should be changed regularly. The brand Always suggest they should be changed every 4- 8 hours for health reasons. If your daughter is ever worried about having their period at school, please encourage them to speak to their teacher or another trusted adult in school.
Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum
- Weekly Timetable (scroll to the bottom of page)
- Find out about how we teach the subjects in the National Curriculum
- Find out what your child is learning and when:
- Yearly overview & knowledge organisers (scroll to bottom of page)
- How do we assess your child’s learning? Assessment
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. 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. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
- Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group 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.
- Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
- 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.
You will be able to see your child’s 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.
Creative home learning tasks
- See attachment above
Every Thursday pages that link with our in-class learning will set in the CGP books for Maths and English. Students should work through the pages then self-mark their work using the answers at the back of the book. Homework is due in on Tuesdays for class teachers to check it has been completed and marked.
There is no homework for the half-term break.
horrible terrible possible
sensible responsible visible
invasion shield spear
achieve aggressive amateur
Dictation will be on the Friday of the second week.
Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you. More information about reading can be found
Once the children have read a book, it would be great if they could complete one of the activities of their choice outlined below. These can be completed in the blue book that children have been given.
Activity Choices (they can be completed more than once):
1. Compare the book to another book you have read. What was similar? What was different? Think about characters/setting and events.
2. Draw a picture of your favourite character and write 5 words or phrases to describe their personality and 5 words/phrases to describe their appearance.
3. As you are reading, list any unfamiliar words and write their meaning.
4. If you could make one change to the story, what would it be and why?
5. Make a note of 3 of your favourite sentences and explain why you like them.
6. Complete a 'story S' which outlines the main events of the story.
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
All books = Platinum Award
- Find our Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)
TT Rockstars is an 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.
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.
How do I log in?
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child's details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.