Year 5

 

Welcome to Year 5 at Andrews’ Endowed.  Year 5 is all about taking responsibility for our learning and making the most of every opportunity.

Our teacher is Mrs Poulton (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Bemand (Thursday-Friday).  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Pearce. 

We hope the following information is useful for you as your child continues their journey through Year 5.

Welcome Meeting Slides

Year 5 summer term welcome 2022

Homework

Homework in year 5 is set on a Tuesday and is due in the following Monday. Details of the tasks will be posted on Google Classroom – and the work can be photographed / attached and submitted on this platform too. If you require paper copies, or to hand paper copies in, this can be arranged. Homework will be marked on Google Classroom on Monday evening.

Although in Year 5 homework is your child’s responsibility (and we encourage them to begin completing parts of it independently) your child will still need support with their homework – it really does make a difference to their progress!

Weekly Homework expectations in Year 5:

 

Spelling

A spelling sheet is sent home each week with your child. Please complete this during the week, following the instruction on the sheet. Spellings are tested in school on Tuesdays.

Reading

Please log the reading your child does at home in their Reading Record. This should be handed in to class every Monday. If your child has read 3 times they will be able to climb a step of the Reading Mountain Challenge. Please note that it should be your child completing the record and answering the challenge questions, you are just signing to confirm they have read.

Topic

Topic homework is set on Google Classroom each week – and this is also where your child should upload homework documents or photos.

Maths

Maths Homework alternates between Mathletics and other tasks. On Mathletics weeks your child will have 3 activities linked to our in-class learning set on the platform. On non-Mathletics weeks the maths homework instructions will be posted on Google Classroom and any necessary paperwork sent home – this could be a game, a practical task, or calculation practise. In this case please upload homework documents or photos to Google Classroom.

 

Home Learning

As with weekly homework, Google Classroom will provide the means for children to upload their learning for marking.  We recognise that learning at home is not the same as being in school, as well as other demands on parents’ time, and so, where possible, we have sought to support home learning using resources such as Oak National Academy and White Rose maths, as these offer short videos and related structured tasks to support the children’s independence.  

Links to White Rose Maths and Oak National Academy Websites

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5

A typical weekly timetable for home learning in isolation has been included below, although we naturally understand that in a Covid situation, this may not always be possible.  The timetable gives an indication of how you might structure a day – and how long to spend on each lesson or subject .  Details of what to cover for each subject will be posted on Google classroom and the topic activity grid is available below so that you can start work on day one.  We thank parents for their support in doing whatever seems achievable under the relevant circumstances – it really does make a difference!

Example Year 5 Weekly Timetable

Summer Activity Grid:  The Mayan Activities