Welcome to Year 5
Mrs Scott is the Y5 teacher. Mrs Juliff also help us with our learning.
Please browse the Year 5 page to discover some of the fun and exciting activities that have been happening throughout the year.
Welcome to Year 5!
Wow, what a start to the new term in year 5! The children have come back from their Christmas holidays raring to go and excited to learn more. We have started our new topic – ‘Out of this World’ which the children are really excited about. They have already been working in pairs to research and present information about a planet of their choice and I have been impressed with their imagination and knowledge. We will be looking more closely at the Earth in space over the next few weeks and will be visiting Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium at the beginning of the second half term. Our Literacy, Music, Art and DT will also be linked to this topic.
Year 5 is a busy, exciting and challenging year for the children. In the upper school, the children are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning, whilst becoming increasingly responsible and self-motivated. We very much appreciate your support at home as we all work hard together to ensure that pupils are in school and prepared for their final year at Andover CE Primary.
Children need reading records/ homework diaries in school every day. It is important that all children continue to read to and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children should at least 5 times a week. Children can also read books on Bug Club. Reading records must be signed by an adult to confirm that daily reading has been done. If children have not read or forgotten to get their reading record signed, they will be asked to catch up with this reading at lunchtime. Children will need to remember their PE kits (kits need to be named) on Fridays and swimming kit on Mondays. Please make sure that earrings are removed for these days. Thank you.
The children will be set maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) homework every week on Thursdays/Fridays. This should come home in a large purple book and returned by the following Tuesday. As well as this, homework will be set on MyMaths so we encourage the children to check this regularly. If children do not have access to computers at home, it is not a problem as they can complete this in school. Lastly, Spellings will be handed out on Thursday to be tested the following Thursday or Friday.
We acknowledge the value of children participating in after-school activities, such as Brownies and Cubs, sports clubs and music lessons etc. We therefore intend that the home-school tasks provided will allow sufficient time for such activities to be enjoyed by the children.
Last but not least:
The children have already shown me some fantastic work in all areas of their learning and I am really looking forward to what this year brings!
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come in and see me. On Fridays, feel free to pop in and have a look at some of the work the children have produced – I know they are often proud to show it off!
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Mrs Scott , Mrs Whalley, Mrs Hooks & Mrs Juliff