Welcome to Year 5: "Archaeologists"

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Year 5.

Year 5 is a very important year as we give the children the opportunities to mature and develop into responsible learners. The children are challenged through an exciting range of creative and stimulating learning activities. This year they will visit both Ancient and modern Greece and Ancient and modern Egypt as part of our travels, as well as studying the themes of Government and Politics. In the summer term we get to grips with mother nature and look at the incredible way our world works in our Planet Earth topic. There will be an increased focus on responsibilities as the children move in to the upper part of the school. In the Autumn term they will have the opportunity to partake in the Residential trip to Sayers Croft, which provides a firm foundation on which to be built upon throughout the year.

Home learning:

Each week your child will be required to complete a series of activities for their homework. Most of the time these activities will be explained on the ‘Homework Overview Sheet.’ On occasions, an activity may be explained on a separate document. Homework will be given out on a Friday and is expected to be in on a Wednesday.

Other Information:

P.E will be on Wednesday afternoon and a Friday afternoon so please could you ensure that the children have the correct kit in school on these days. Mrs Robinson’s French lessons are on a Tuesday and music is to be taught on a Wednesday. On a Thursday afternoon, Mrs Ripley will be teaching the class Art. Mrs Dickinson will be supporting Mr Tugwell in the classroom. Miss Farmer will be working alongside Mr Tugwell in her new role as a graduate teacher.

Useful Websites:

Username / Passwords can be found in children’s home school diaries.

Assessment for learning:

The new National Curriculum has set out clear expectations for what children should achieve by the end of each key stage. To track pupil attainment we are using Target Tracker, a system that has devised a series of statements that allow children, teachers and parents to assess progress in their learning in line with NC requirements.

Tracker documents: