Please find below the Year 5 Meet the Teacher video for the 2021 year. It outlines who is who in Year 5, an overview of our curriculum, reading expectations, communication and reporting and uniform expectations.
Please watch this in preparation for our Meet the Teacher virtual meetings on Wednesday 15th September.
St. Elizabeth’s has a Franciscan heritage, so our school values are based on Franciscan values. In Year 5, our class value is peace. We understand peace is the harmony and calmness of body, mind, and spirit. As written in John's gospel 20:21, Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” From this we will try and promote peace in school and as part of our everyday life. Prayer and worship are an integral part of our day. Our R.E. topics last for around 4 weeks and our learning is summarised in the R.E. knowledge organisers, which will be added to this webpage when we start each new topic.
In English, we practise our decoding, fluency and comprehension reading skills through daily whole class Talk for Reading sessions, small group reading sessions and by reading 1:1 with an adult.
We use MyBookBlog for our home reading scheme. For this, the children have a dedicated home reading book which they have chosen from our collection in school. Once they have read the correlating chapters, they are to complete their 'blog' online on MyBookBlog, which involves taking a short comprehension and vocabulary quiz based on the events they have read and polling and blogging a relevant statement. The children are free to change their books as soon as they have read and blogged their book. Please ensure that your child continues to bring in their home reading book on their allocated day so that we can assess their progress regularly. Please also ensure that the children take care of these books at home; we politely ask for a like for like replacement to be purchased for any lost or damaged books.
Children are expected to read at home for at least 10 minutes every day and the more often they read the better! This includes reading to an adult. We no longer use home-school reading diaries, and instead the children each have a vocabulary bookmark, upon which they are to write any unfamiliar words upon. We then look up the meaning of these words during our guided reading sessions in class. Please encourage your child to use these as a learning tool!
Our writing lessons follow the Pie Corbett ‘Talk 4 Writing’ style of ‘Imitate – Innovate – Invent’; put simply ‘I do – We do – You do’. More information about this method of teaching can be found in the ‘Curriculum’ section of the website, under ‘English’. Our class will practise two genres each half term. English knowledge organisers will be posted onto this webpage when we start each new topic so that you can see a summary of our learning.
Spellings will be sent home to learn as homework each Monday and will be tested the following Monday. Spellings and grammar will be taught/revised during the first 10 minutes of each English lesson.
We use the Power Maths scheme of work, and each term has an associated textbook: Power Maths Year 5 – Textbook 5A (for autumn term), Textbook 5B (for spring term), Textbook 5C (for summer term). If you are keen to follow our learning, these books are be purchased on Amazon and are £6.99 each.
MyMaths is a free website for you to use and we will set work on it each term. If you feel your child needs to revisit a topic, please revisit the Y3/4 units of work.
Please encourage your child to practice their times tables where-ever possible, even if it is simply running through them in the car ride home! In Year 5, we will continue to consolidate all of our times tables, up to 12x12.
We encourage the children to wear an analogue watch to school to help them to tell the time. If you have an analogue clock at home, encourage your child to look at it during the day and work out the time together (starting with o’clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to, then intervals of 5 minutes past the hour).
Year 5 have P.E. in the Autumn term on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, taught by a coach. Children should come to school on Tuesday and Thursdays in their P.E kit: a yellow polo, a yellow jumper (with or without the school logo on), plain, dark jogging bottoms and outdoor trainers. Please ensure all items are labelled. We will begin swimming (which was previously postponed due to Covid) after Christmas.
You can follow what your child is learning each half term by checking this web page for different subject knowledge organisers or looking at the Year 5 Curriculum Overview towards the bottom of the page.
Please read with your child every night for 10 minutes. Practise spellings for 5 minutes in the evening. Chant or sing times tables on the way to school and have a go at the corresponding division facts. Practise telling the time at home. Visit the new Belper library when you can!
Homework is usually set every Friday, due in for the following Friday. For some topics however, we may set overarching projects, which are to be undertaken over a number of weeks. You will be given plenty of notice of the final due date in these cases.
The children will be rewarded for returning homework in on time. Please ensure that homework is returned to school, and taken home, in our homework journals. This ensures that our work is kept neat and tidy. We should take as much care with our homework as we would with our classwork!
Children are asked to bring a water bottle to school each day. They are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to aid concentration. Water bottles should be taken home each night for washing, this is especially important in the current COVID climate. Healthy snacks (fruit and vegetables) are needed for break times to keep the children going until lunchtime. Please note that we are also a nut-free school due to allergies, so please do not send your child to school with any nut-based products for their snacks and lunches.
If you have any queries, or anything you would like to discuss, you can contact me (Miss Holmes) via our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Remote Learning Information
The Year 5 children have two live learning sessions, each weekday. Our morning session runs from 9am - 9.30am . Our afternoon session runs from 2.30pm - 3pm . Please try to be on time, thank you. I look forward to seeing you at these meetings!
Year 5 parents, if you have any concerns during this time, please contact me via the class email address, which is email@example.com as I hope to resolve any concerns as quickly as possible, as soon as they arise.