Year 5 2023 - 2024

Mr Hampson

Which adults work in the classroom?

Mr Hampson

Mrs Forshaw (TA)

Mrs Sutcliffe (TA)

Which days will my child need their PE kit?

Monday and Thursday

How is homework organised?

There is an expectation that all children read very regularly at home. Other homework may be sent home to support learning (at the class teacher’s discretion).

What reading should should my child be doing each week?

Please read as often as possible (aim for a minimum of four short 5-10 minute sessions per week) and try to read for enjoyment.

It is very important to discuss the meaning of the vocabulary involved – because it is surprising what a child presumes a word means. Please ask your child to explain why characters are acting in certain ways, what their emotions are at key points and encourage them to make predictions about the plot.  Please don’t limit your child’s reading to texts provided by school – newspapers, comics, instructions etc. all enhance your child’s abilities and confidence.

What topics will my child be enjoying?

As part of our GROW curriculum, we will be learning about The Ancient Maya and comparing/contrasting them to the Anglo Saxons.  Our focus in Science will be ‘materials’ and we will be experimenting with reversible and irreversible changes.  

Later in the term, we will be learning about Space.

Your child will learn all about the solar system and the celestial objects within it.  We will observe the cycles of the moon and understand the importance of our sun.  During Literacy, we will use our book ‘The Darkest Dark’ to help develop detailed biographies and the class will be conducting various, exciting experiments to understand the forces around us.

How can I contact my class teacher?

Please telephone school to arrange an appointment for either a visit or phonecall.

Alternatively email the teacher – please note that emails will not be responded to after 5pm.

What trips/visitors will my child be doing?

Who do I contact if I have a problem?

If you have a concern we encourage your first contact should be with the class teacher. However, should you have further concerns please contact Mr Bolton

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