Welcome to our Year 5 class!
Year 5 Reminders from Mrs. Stewart:
- Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the following Tuesday.
- Spellings are also set on a Friday and the children are tested the following Friday.
- Please ensure that your child's Reading Record is completed every week. We expect the children to be reading at home at least three times a week. When you listen to your child read, please record it in their journals, or ensure they sign when they have read to themselves. Journals are checked on Mondays.
- Our PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. In the Spring Term, Year 5 will take part in swimming lessons during their Monday PE session; more details will be given to the children about this closer to the time. For PE lessons, please ensure your child has a plain white T-shirt/ polo, a pair of shorts, a jumper, a pair of tracksuit bottoms (in colder weather) and either trainers or plimsolls for outside. Please remove all earrings on these days, else ensure your child can do independently and safely before the lesson.
- Music lessons are on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has his/ her instrument in school on this day, so they can participate fully in the lesson.
As part of their added responsibilities in Year 5, all children will be part of a rota, taking charge of the toy cupboard at break and lunch times, to set out games for the younger children and ensure equipment is given out and collected in sensibly.
During the Autumn Term, our topic is an exciting one! It is called ‘Fiendish Family Fortunes Through Time’ and it is an historical study of a particular element of history over the past millennium. In particular, we are looking at the lives of families since 1066 and considering how the lives of men, women and children have changed during this historical period. Beginning with the Norman Conquest, we will be comparing and contrasting elements of family life through time. We will focus on key historical periods since 1066, including Tudor times, Victorian times and the World Wars of the 20th Century.
We are also taking the opportunity to combine this topic with local geography, including learning about the history of our school, houses and architecture around Ipswich.