Year 5

Welcome To Year 5

Miss Alison Scott

Teacher 5S

Mrs Nita Shah

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Caroline Duncan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Ornella Power

Teaching Assistant

Miss Shireen Baker

Teaching Assistant

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you and your child this term.

Our goal is to create confident, fluent, independent readers. We prioritise reading at Nelson School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. We focus on word reading to develop fluency and comprehension skills using a system called VIPERS. VIPERS stands for: vocabulary, infer, predict, explain, retrieve and sequence or summarise.

Our class reader this term will be Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans. In English we will be reading The Highwayman and Macbeth and in our Guided Reading sessions, we will be looking at a variety of texts including Adventures of Isabel, The Island at the End of Everything and The Way Past Winter.
Children will be given a reading book at their appropriate level. They can then take this book home and return it to school when they have finished it. We will also visit the school library on Fridays where children can select a book of interest to them. We recommend that children read for at least 15 minutes each night and you and your child can record what they have read in their reading records. Discussing your child’s reading with them is important and comprehension continues to be a focus in Year 5.

We have a busy and exciting term ahead of us with a Greek Workshop, Sports Day, Arts Week and so much more! We are going to be reading Who Let the Gods Out as our class text and exploring Macbeth in our English sessions.

Please note that our P.E. days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit and trainers on these days. For your reference, P.E. kit should consist of school logo P.E. top or a plain white T-shirt, black or navy tracksuit bottoms/shorts, school P.E. hoodie, and trainers.
Stud earrings will be covered with tape during PE lessons for safety. Long hair must be tied up at all times including during PE. In case children need to change out of their PE shoes due to wet weather, we would like them to bring a spare pair of shoes (these do not need to be school shoes) and socks in a labelled bag. These may be kept at school or brought in on PE days only.

Home Learning
Reading confidently helps children to access all areas of the curriculum and we encourage them to read for at least 15 minutes per day. Please note what your child has read throughout the week and send their reading records in to school on Fridays.
Every week, the children will be issued with 10 spelling words to learn at home. These will revise statutory words from Year 3/4 and introduce those from Year 5/6. Each Friday, there will be a spelling quiz.
For mathematics, we will be using Century. Each week, the children will be assigned two ‘nuggets’ as homework. The site will tailor any additional nuggets to the child’s independent learning journey. We encourage that they complete additional nuggets over and above the two set by their class teacher.
If your child is unable to access the internet at home, please let me know and I will provide paper versions.

Morning Routine
The school gates open at 8.35am and we expect all children to be in their classrooms by 8.40am. Children can come straight into the classroom and we request that adults leave the site promptly. Please remind your children to place their packed lunch on the trolley by the Year 5 door.

Children may bring their own fruit/vegetable snack which can be eaten in class after morning break whilst watching Newsround. Please remember that we are a healthy and nut free school.

Please ensure that your child’s teacher has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.
We hope your child will have an exciting summer term. If you have any issues or concerns about your child do not hesitate to contact us.

Miss Scott and The Year 5 Team