Welcome to Year 5
Class teacher: Mrs Machin
Year 5 – Cookley Sebright Primary School
Hello and welcome to Year 5! During this academic year your children will be taught, guided and supported by a number of adults in school. We work closely as a team to ensure that we meet the needs of your children.
Teacher: Mrs Machin
Teaching Assistant: Miss Palfrey
English – We lead a book-centred literacy curriculum. Our first sequence is based on ‘The Tear Thief’ by Carol Ann Duffy. Reading is very important both at school and at home in order to build fluency, stamina, comprehension skills and increased enjoyment of books in general. In Year 5, we expect your child to take greater responsibility over their reading, for example, ensuring they change their book promptly in the morning before the register and recording what they have read.
Spellings given are based on those on the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. Weekly spellings are based on specific spelling rules and patterns. They are set on a Monday, practised throughout the week using No Nonsense Literacy strategies, and finally tested the following Monday.
Maths – We follow a combination of Busy Ant Maths and White Rose Maths. In line with the rise in standards, we have very high expectations of the children. Each week will consist of a mixture of mental arithmetic, core learning, problem solving and reasoning. If your child struggles with any aspect of their times table recall, please practise them as much as possible as all tables up to 12x12 are expected to have been mastered by the end of Year 4. Your child is signed up to Mathletics, TT Rockstars and Tackling Tables which they can access at home to support their learning and complete any tasks that have been set as homework.
Reading - Children will be given a levelled reading book to take home, however, we will not be giving out reading records until further notice to limit the equipment moving to and from home and school. Reading books will be quarantined for 72hrs when they are brought back into school.
Homework - Both English and Maths homework will be explained and set on a Thursday, to be submitted by the following Wednesday. Occasionally, longer topic-based tasks are set, also. All homework will be set online until further notice. Certain tasks will need to be submitted via our class email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or via the Year 5 blog on the Cookley website. If your child has any problems with their homework, they must seek guidance from their teacher before the due date.
PE - Autumn 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays. Children must come to school in full winter PE kit, prepared for all types of weather!
The children will be taught by Mr Wheeler for one weekly session. The second session of the week will either be taught by Mrs Machin or a Sports Coach from A Sporting Chance. Earrings must be removed for PE and long hair must be tied back.
Attendance/Punctuality - Our attendance is closely monitored by our Education Welfare Officer. It is vital that all pupils attend school every day. Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays are marked as an unauthorised absence.
Snacks/Juice - Children may bring a healthy snack for morning break such as a piece of fruit and a drink (not fizzy). Classroom water bottles must be water only. Reminder – we are a nut free school.
If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either before or after school or through the homework diary.
We look forward to working with you,
The Year 5 Team