Welcome to Year 5
Miss Slowen is the Y5 teacher. Mrs. Rampton, Mrs Mildenhall and 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!
Firstly, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been to teach Year 5 for our first few weeks of the Autumn term. We have begun our new topic ‘Anglo Saxons and Vikings’, which the children are eager to learn more about. We have also completed a unit in Literacy on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where the children produced some extremely emotive letters! We have a number of exciting visits/trips and opportunities planned for this year, which tie in with our topic learning. Our art work will focus primarily on drawing skills and using these to produce pictures associated with our topic, also.
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 all prepared for their final year at Andover CE Primary.
This year we will continue to find out about Rights and Respect (RR) and we need you all to look out for the RR tokens in the town which will be awarded for showing respect and good manners. Our class assemblies often reflect the responsibilities we hold in and outside of school and how we can encourage others to make the right choices.
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 read every morning or night and at least once during the weekend (Friday to Sunday). 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. At the weekend we encourage children to read a book of their own choice and will sometimes direct reading e.g. research for topic, newspaper, poetry etc.
Children will need to remember their PE kits (kits need to be named) for their two PE days (Wednesday and Thursday).
A home learning project will be set for three of our topics in Year 5. We encourage the children to complete something from the list every two weeks so that we can have a ‘Show and Tell’ afternoon on every other Friday to display the work we wish to share from home.
As well as this, a Literacy or Maths homework will be set on a Thursday, to be handed in the following Tuesday. Lastly, Spellings will be handed out on Thursday to be tested the following Thursday or Friday.
Our internet maths programme ‘MyMaths’ seems to be very popular with you all so keep going. Any problems with logging in please let us know. Bug Club has also been updated and new books been allocated.
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.
Miss Slowen, Mrs Juliff, Mrs Rampton and Mrs Mildenhall