Welcome to Year 5

Class teachers are:

Mrs P Crabb

Class teacher, Senior Leadership Team & English (writing)

Miss K Sarjeant

Class Teacher, Senior Leadership Team and Maths Lead

Group maths teacher is:-

Mrs K Elliot

SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Maths group teacher

Teaching assistants are as follows:-

Mrs D Bruen

HLTA, Emotional Literacy Support Asst, Deputy Safeguarding Lead & Librarian

Mrs W Baxter

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Mrs S Joubert

Teaching Assistant (TA) and Special Needs Assistant (SNA)

Please find below the Year 5 welcome meeting presentation

Year 5 Welcome meeting

Topics and Curriculum

You will find the weekly timetable in your child’s diary.   Year 5 covers some exciting topics such as:-

  • History: Shang Dynasty of China and ancient Maya.
  • Geography: settlements and rivers
  • Science: Plants, materials, and ourselves
  • Art: shells, Van Gogh's sunflowers and Ancient Mayan art
  • Design & Technology: shelters, biscuits/flapjacks, and alarm systems
  • PSHE topics: laws, financial responsibility, healthy eating, drugs, safety and birth and death.
  • Sex & Relationship Education: puberty changes and hygiene
  • Computing includes:digital art, audio/video editing, cryptography and coding
  • PE & Games includes: gymnastics, rock & roll dancing, football, rugby, hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, athletics, and cricket. We also in Year 5 have swimming for 8 weeks; one class Autumn Term and another in the Spring or Summer Term.
  • Faith & Philosophy - Christianity & Islam

For more specific information on what the Year 5 pupils will be studying this term click here. We will shortly be publishing the Autumn 2019 Curriculum Map. 

Year 5 Curriculum maps

If you wish to find out more about the National Curriculum then you can click here.

Homework

  • Monday - 40 minutes of English will be set including Spelling Shed and SPaG mat which will be due in on Wednesday.
  • Wednesday - 40 minutes of Maths will be set including Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) and Mathletics which will be due in on Friday.
  • Friday - Topic projects will be given approximately two times every half term. They are expected to spent about 40 to 60 minutes per week. Deadlines will vary depending on the project.

Homework needs to be recorded by the child in their homework diaries and signed by a parent or carer.

If homework is not completed on time children will go to the Catch Up Zone until work is handed in but will be asked to do the homework at home.

Reading

We ask children to read at least three times per week and write down in the reading record what they have read and how many pages.  We ask for parents/carers to sign and date individually each time they read and their reading record must be handed in every Wednesday.  They will be asked to go to the Catch Up Zone if this is not handed in our completed.

We ask you to avoid reading at home the books we study in class which are:-

•    “Wolf Wilder" by Katherine Rundell
•    “How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg" by Emma Shevah
•    "Can you see me?" by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

Times tables

Please practise times tables at home and we will test them in class so they can work towards their certificates. The children will be set regular times tables practise using Time Tables Rockstars and the expectation is that this will form part of their Maths homework and should be completed a minimum of 3 times per week. They may have other battles and challenges set and they will be advised of this for recording in to their homework diaries as required.  For more information about how we teach maths and measure times table go to the Maths link.

Visits and trips

To help broaden the children’s learning, enjoyment and understanding of their topics, we offer a range of visits and trips.

  • They do a river walk along the Hogsmill.
  • They receive a visit from a Life Education mobile classroom where the children look at how drugs affect our bodies and teaches the children through role-play, ways to resist negative peer influences.
  • Then in the Summer Year 5 get stuck into a week of outdoor adventure at Little Canada on the Isle of Wight which is a great team building residential trip. 

More information about all these trips and visits and any costs will be sent out nearer the time.

Personal growth

Your child is now part of the Upper school and we start to build their personal organisation and responsibility with the lead up to Secondary School so please encourage your child to hand in their own slips, and remember their water bottles, homework diary, homework etc.

Any questions or concerns

Your class teacher should be your first point of contact and can be contacted with their professional email Mrs Kidwai at SKidwai@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk, Mrs Crabb at PCrabb@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk and Miss Sarjeant at KSarjeant@wallacefields-jun.surrey.sch.uk If it is an urgent matter please speak to someone in the office and they will be able to help you.

 

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