We work hard in Year 5 but we also have lots of fun. Below you will find some important information about life in Y5. There are also some good links to programs that will help you support your child’s learning journey. The Y5 teaching team consists of: Mr. Beeley, Mrs Solway, Mrs. Gallagher, Madame Taylor, Mrs. Gibbs, Mr. Bleasdale, Mrs. Galbraith and Mrs. Whitehead. The children are split into three classes: Y5SB, Y5HG and Y5SW/SG.
Y5SB is taught by Mr. Bleasdale
Y5HG is taught by Mrs. Gibbs.
Y5SW/SG is taught on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by Mrs Whitehead and then by Mrs Galbraith on Thursday and Friday.
Our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Gallagher and Mrs Solway, support groups of children both in and out of the classroom. Mrs Gallagher works with 5SW/SG and Mrs Solway works with 5HG and 5SB.
Madame Taylor teaches French (on a rota system) to each Y5 class every Tuesday afternoon.
Mr.Beeley teaches PE/Outdoor Games to each Y5 class (on a rota system) every Tuesday afternoon.
What will your child be learning in Y5?
BE THE CHANGE – Young Leaders Award
The Young Leaders Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme, designed by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, to be delivered by teaching staff within the classroom. Pupils learn about key leadership skills, grow in character and have practical opportunities to volunteer and help others in their community.
As you may have seen in previous years, our Year 5 classes have taken part in a number of fundraising events for charitable causes and raised a huge amount of money. Last year the children coined the YL phrase, ‘Be the change you want to see’ and collected loose change which amounted to nearly £250. This was donated to a charity of the children’s choosing. Also, more locally, they have regularly visited ‘Newlands Care Home’. Unfortunately, this was curtailed during the ‘Lockdown’ school closure periods but we are thinking ahead to how we may be able to help at a local level this academic year.
Below is an audio file of the ‘Archie B’ song that will accompany Year 5’s YLA assembly.
In Year 5 the children have weekly homework for Numeracy and Literacy and occasional pieces of topic work to complete. Literacy can be a piece of writing from a range of genres or a grammar/punctuation exercise. The children have a purple homework book to write in but sometimes they are asked to complete a worksheet that should then be stuck in their homework book. Mathematics takes the form of an activity from the white CGP Mathematics book. There are 10 weekly spellings and a times table to learn ready for a weekly test. Would you please also date and sign all homework when it is completed to your satisfaction.
Literacy – given out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
Mathematics – given out on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday
Spellings – given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday
Tables – given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
It is essential that your child brings their reading book and reading record in to school with them every day. Your child may change their books whenever they need to but we ask that they put their reading record book and new reading books on the teachers table so that we can record the titles.
As well as individual reading, children will also have a guided reading session with either the CT or TA at least once a week. Within the school there is a huge focus on guided reading with groups of children, to ensure children are comprehending what they read.
Please support your child by encouraging them to read daily, for a minimum of 15 minutes, and signing their ‘Reading Record’ on a weekly basis. At this stage it is extremely helpful and beneficial if you encourage discussion about the plot, characters and what may happen in the story.
All classes will have a P.E lesson on a Tuesday. This will be taught by a member of the PSC sports team or by the class teacher, depending on the rota.
Please make sure that your child has appropriate PE kit in school on these days.
During the Spring term, children will also have a weekly swimming lesson.
Communication with School
Information will be sent home via dojo, e-mail, text and/or letter.
We may also use your child’s Reading Record to communicate personally with you, so please check these regularly.
If you want to speak to your child’s Class Teacher personally or need to discuss a matter at length then please telephone or email the school office to arrange an appointment at a mutually convenient time. Quick messages can be left each morning with the adult on gate duty from 8.30 onwards.
Keep in touch with us through ClassDojo in the link provided, a great way to see how your child is getting on in Y5.
All children have been issued with a parental login code.