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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Who's Who?


                                       Mrs C Perkins                                     Miss L Eddershaw

                                       Class Teacher                              Learning Support Assistant


Summer Term


Welcome back!

I hope you have had a fantastic half term and that your children are refreshed and ready to continue their hard work and learning in Year 5. We had an fantastic half term (including an outstanding performance of 'Alice the Musical - I was incredibly proud). As ever, I look forward to our final half term of the Summer.


During this half term, our class will continue to participate in the 'Reading Around the World' challenge. When one night's reading has been recorded and signed in reading logs, children can move on one destination. Once destination 30 has been reached, a prize from myself and Mrs Rayner will be awarded. Please help your child with the challenge by either listening to them read and signing their reading log or signing their reading log if they read independently. In addition to this, for every night where reading has been recorded ad signed, raffle tickets are awarded on a daily basis. A raffle ticket draw takes place on the last day of every half term - happy reading!


This half term, our class text is 5 Children and It by E. Nesbit.



We will be using this as a stimulus to write a recount, play script and non-chronological report, a  of our own!


Our additional must reads are:





What an amazing production of Alice the Musical we had on Wednesday 9th May.

Thank you to all parents, family members and friends who supported your children with preparation as well as attended the show. I'm so proud of all of the children.



Key dates:


Tuesday 5th June 2018 - Pupils' first day back after the half term holidays


Tuesday 12th June - Father's Day Service (am)


Wednesday 13th June - Awful Auntie @ the Lyceum theatre (pm)


Friday 15th June - Bring and Buy sale (pm)


w/b: Monday 25th June - Diversity week


Wednesday 27th June - KS2 Sports Day






Important routines in Year 5

  • Spellings are given out every Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are expected to hand in their spelling sheet by the Friday in which they'll be tested.
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please be aware that,  if home learning is not handed in, children will miss a break to complete it.
  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can you ensure that a suitable kit is in school from Monday to Friday for both outdoor and indoor PE sessions. Your child will need a plain white t-shirt and black shorts (indoor) and a tracksuit and trainers (outdoor).
  • Our class decided that children in Year 5 should read at least 4 times a week for 10 minutes (or longer if they are enjoying the book) therefore this is the expectation in Year 5. Reading should be recorded and signed by an adult in reading logs. Their reading log needs to be handed in every day.

Times tables:

As all tables are taught by the time children reach the end of Year 4, overlearning of them will take place in Year 5. Rapid recall of times tables is extremely important as it underpins the majority of aspects in Maths learning. In Year 5, it is vital that children are fluent with all of their times tables (with the expectation of being able to say any answer just as quickly as they would respond to the question, ‘what is your name?’). Once the table is firmly rooted, the inverse and other facts such as 10x, 100x, 1000x become easier for children to have at their fingertips. Research suggests that a times table fact needs to be iterated 200 times before it lodges in our memory. The trickier times tables, therefore, will be the focus for the remaining half of Year 5 with chanting, speed writes, say what you see, I say… you say and many more times tables games being played in class.


Week beginning: Times tables focus

N/A: FDP equivalences (facts)

25% = 1/4 = 0.25, 50% = 1/2 = 0.50, 75% = 3/4 = 0.75


N/A: FDP equivalences (facts)

25% = 1/4 = 0.25, 50% = 1/2 = 0.50, 75% = 3/4 = 0.75

18/06/18 3 x 8 = 24, 4 x 8 = 32, 5 x 8 = 40
25/06/18 6 x 8 = 48, 7 x 8 = 56, 9 x 8 = 72
02/07/18 12 x 8 = 96, 12 x 7 = 84, 12 x 9 = 108
09/07/18 6 x 9 = 54, 7 x 9 = 63, 8 x 9 = 72
Transition Transition - Speed tables



Ways to support your child

  • Encourage your child to read at least four times a week and sign to say that they have read in their reading logs.

  • Ask your child questions about the book that they are reading to improve their understanding of what they have read.

  • Encourage your child to practise the 3 focused times tables, every week, at home to increase their fluency as this will support their learning in all aspects of Maths.

  • Support your child in completing their homework but if they are struggling encourage them to speak to their class teacher.