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Welcome to Year 5


Mrs. Otten and I would like to say a massive welcome to Year 5! We look forward to working hard in all subjects and producing fantastic work! Our first few weeks at school have been brilliant so far, with the class being fully engaged and eager to learn and we hope this continues throughout the year.

Currently, our focus is history, which relates to our topic of World War Two and our class visit to Eden Camp on Monday 25th September 2017. The children are interested in learning about the war since it was a huge event in our history that has shaped the world we live in today. Photos of the class trip can be found below!

If there is anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to approach us in the morning or after school and we will try our best to help.


Mr. Haden and Mrs. Otten



In numeracy, we are focusing on working out addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division calculations, using written and mental methods to help. We are also using these methods to help us solve word problems. We are constantly working on our time's tables through maths games, such as 'Maths Zap' which is done daily, to help us recall our times tables faster.



In literacy, we are looking at several ways in which we can take learning from our topic (World War Two) and write in a creative way, ranging from newspaper reports, letters, information leaflets and poems. In addition to this, we will be covering spelling, punctuation and grammar during our daily lessons.



All our homework links with things we have been doing in class that week. Year 5 will have numeracy and literacy homework, which will alternate on a weekly basis. Homework books and diaries are provided and children will be informed with the task before taking it home. Homework is set on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday to be marked and given back. If anyone is struggling with the homework, then just ask me or Mrs. Otten for assistance!



Spellings are produced through the school's new system (Read Write Inc). We have daily spelling lessons, where the children work through practice books and online resources, to help improve their spellings. During the week, children will write down 5 words from the previous lesson in their blue log books, in which they believe they need to practice over the week, so practicing these words at home will help them improve.



Your children read aloud beautifully, but understanding the text that they are reading is just as important. Please use the bookmarks to help you question your children's understanding. Every time a child reads 3 times, they will receive a raffle ticket, with a class draw being made on Friday, with the winner receiving a small prize. 

On Monday 25th September 2017, Year 5 went to Eden Camp in Malton for an educational visit! We will use our experiences from this visit to make fantastic artwork and brilliant writing! Have a look below at some of the photos from the visit: