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As some of the oldest pupils in the school, children in Year 5 are expected to be positive role models to their younger peers at all times. They will have opportunities to take on new responsibilities in the classroom and to become more independent in their learning. The children will be encouraged to always complete their work to the very best of their abilities and to take pride in their achievements.
Children will be allowed to choose their own texts from the class reading corner to read both in school and at home, either independently or to an adult. Each child is assessed individually and given a reading range from which to choose their books in order to ensure the material is suitable for their current level. This will be reviewed and updated regularly. After they have finished their book, the children will be able to complete a short quiz to assess their understanding of what they have read. We want to foster a love for reading, so children are also invited to take a "reading for pleasure book" home to peruse at their leisure.
The children are expected to read daily at home and complete their reading record. As they are now in Year 5, this can either be done by an adult who they have read to or the children can read to themselves and fill in their reading record independently. Reading records will be checked daily and reading celebrated using our class reading target display- children who have read 25 times or more in a term will receive a certificate and a raffle ticket with the chance to win a book token!
Please encourage your child to choose and read a variety of texts for pleasure in their free time alongside their school reading book.
All homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Thursday.
Reading- Children will be asked to read daily at home and for this to be noted in their school reading diary.
Maths- Children should revise times tables on Timestable Rockstars or in their homework book. Termly KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) should be revised regularly.
Spellings- Children will be set weekly spellings appropriate to the stage of development they are at. These will be available on EdShed.
Homework Grid- The children will receive a grid with 12 tasks and choose to pick one of these tasks a week. They are very welcome to complete more tasks if they wish to do so.
If you need to speak to the class teacher about any aspect of your child’s schooling, please contact the office to arrange a telephone appointment.
Class Teacher: Miss Baylis