Dear year 5,
Welcome to a wonderful and exciting year! We are so happy to be able to share another year with such a hard-working and kind class.
Class teacher: Miss Gattrell
Learning coach: Miss Quadrio
Learning coach: Mrs Uittermark
We now have a twitter page for PE, which is super exciting! On a Monday and Wednesday at 1pm, Miss Smith and Scott will set challenges for you to complete at home and every Friday somebody will be awarded a certificate and a prize…just like our PE awards in school!
Here is the link to the PE twitter account @HolySpiritPE – Make sure you check it at 1pm
What will we be learning this year?
We have some fun and exciting topics to learn about across the year, including Earth and Space in Science – which I know will be very popular!
Miss Quadrio and I have been impressed by your focused start to the year with many of your names already proudly displayed on our class celebration board.
Below, you and your parents will find some information about what we will be learning this year and our expectations for homework.
Yearly overview for Year 5
Throughout the year, year 5 will read and be exposed to so many quality, exciting texts! Some of these texts will be read during guided reading sessions, some as our focus text for English and others simply for pleasure. We love reading!
Our aim is that most children are ‘free readers’ by the end of year 5. This means that they are at a stage in their reading where they are able to choose their own chapter book to read mostly independently. We recognise that these books may take a little longer to read so these will be changed as and when your child is ready for a new book. For the scheme books, children should aim to change their book at least twice a week. This allows them to build on their reading skills at a good pace, and of course read a variety of texts. Children in year 5 are encouraged to write in their own reading diary – writing a brief synopsis of what they have read. Reading with an adult or a sibling is also encouraged.
Children will also bring home a ‘reading for pleasure’ text that they have chosen themselves from our class library. Children will have the opportunity to change this book on a Friday with our class librarian.
It is super important that children bring both books into class with them every day, so that we are able to read with them and discuss what they have read at home. We look forward to a year of wonderful stories and immersing ourselves in the wonderful world of books…happy reading!
Your child will be given spellings to complete each week. These will be based on the spelling rule we are currently learning in class as well as words from the Y5/6 statutory list. They will also bring a reading book home to read daily by themselves or with an adult at home. Reading is so important for your child’s progress! In year 5 children are encouraged to sign their own reading diary, with a brief synopsis of what they have read.
Every Thursday, your child will be set homework via an online platform – Education City. They will have a week to complete the tasks set. Your child’s login has been sent home to you with instructions on how to access their account. This is such a fun resource for the children to access their learning from home. Enjoy!
We will also set special projects and ‘teach for ten’ presentations for your child to complete from time to time.
Education City Login Instructions
How to Log In…
STEP 1: Visit www.educationcity.com and click login
STEP 2: Enter your login details
Where Can I Find My Child’s Homework?
Home > Homework
Where Do I See My Child’s Progress? Home > Scores
How Can I Help My Child Improve? Home > Revision
‘LOCK’ ICON A lock means that the Homework is sequenced, so your child must complete content in the order set.
‘FLAG’ ICON A black and white flag on the last piece of content means your child has completed that Homework MyCity.
‘DUE’ ICON A clock means that the Homework MyCity needs completing for a certain date.
YOUR CHILD HAS ACCESS In a Homework MyCity folder, you’ll find content your child’s teacher has set for your child to complete at home.
Keep an eye out for these icons:
MySuccess is a great way to track your child’s progress. Here, you can view Activity and Assessment scores your child has achieved so you can keep up-to-date with their learning both in the classroom and at home!
MyRevision is fantastic for supporting your child with improving Assessment scores. If less than 100% is scored on most assessments, a personalised Revision
Year 5 Transition Booklet
We will be using SeeSaw to share lovely moments and good work from both home and school. Your child will have their own log in and QR code in order to access and upload work. Please share with us any work and news you wish to. This can be accessed through an app or a web browser.