The children in Class 5 learn to have greater independence in their learning and take more responsibility in school and class life. High standards of work are expected and all children are encouraged to become more organized in their studies. In Class prizes, certificates and special duties are given as reward for excellent behaviour.
By the time a child has mastered the basic skills of reading (approx Y4), their reading strategies have been developed significantly enough for them to leave behind the reading scheme & begin the process of self-selection of personal reading material. Each child’s individual reading skills are monitored & extended during Guided Reading, but children will be bringing home a book chosen from the reading corner or library. Your child will receive a flexible reading level which will focus their reading within the wide selection available on to suitable books. You may use AR Bookfinder UK on the internet to check the AR level of any books your child has available at home. Children will take a short quiz after finishing each book to assess their comprehension and word recognition. As this is a learning process, children may occasionally bring unsuitable material home, eg too difficult, easy. You can help this process by talking with your child about their choices and encouraging them to choose more appropriate material. The class teachers will also help the children with this process. The children have a reading diary and both parents and children are asked to write a short precis on the pages read. Parents are asked to sign and date the record. Children are asked to read regularly, at least 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes.
Your child should do a homework task every night. This will consist of learning spellings, tables and reading. Spellings and tables are tested on Fridays. Your child will have Maths and English homework once a week and occasionally work from other subjects.
If you need to speak to the class teachers about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school.
Class Teacher: Miss Baylis