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What we do in Yr5

What happens in Year 5

 

Year 5 have indoor and outdoor PE on a Friday.  The children can come to school in their PE kit on Fridays.  Please ensure it is correct school uniform and not football kits or other non-school colours. Also, can the children have a spare pair of socks and jogging bottoms in case they get wet outside and have dry clothes to change into. As Year 5 participate in a number of competitions, can a PE kit be in school for the week so your child can attend any trials that are being held.  Please ensure outside kit is now included as the weather is getting colder.

 

Homework

Daily: Regular reading is really beneficial.  As well as listening to your child read, it is great if you ask them questions about what they are reading.

Tuesday: Numeracy homework is given out on Tuesday and is due in the following Tuesday.

Thursday: Spellings are also given out on Thursday for the children to learn and be able to complete a test the following Thursday.

Friday: Literacy homework is given out on Fridays and is due in on the following Friday.    

 

We encourage children to do their homework the night that it is given and they can then bring it in and put it in the homework box in class as soon as it is completed.  We would like the children to try and complete their homework but if they are stuck, we would still like them to bring it in - even incomplete! The important thing is they have had a go and we can see what they understand and what we need to support them more with.  If children do not hand their homework in by the deadline then they are asked to stay in at breaktime to complete it.

 

Helpful hints for Homework

Numeracy

By Year 5 children are expected to know the majority of their times tables at speed.  They will need to continue practising them to ensure they know them as it really does support their numeracy learning.  There are many ways that you can support your child with their Numeracy learning at home.

 

  • Money – Go shopping, work out how much things cost and how much change you would get.
  • Time – Encourage your child to read the time on both digital and analogue clocks. Read bus and train timetables and work out how long the journey will take.
  • Measure – Let your child help with the cooking. Help them to measure ingredients accurately. Talk about what each division on a scale represents.

 

Expectation at the end of Year 5:

  • Children will know their times tables to 12 x 12 and know the related division facts.(7x5=35, 35÷7=5)
  • Children will use division and the multiplication facts to calculate fractions of amounts (3/5 of 45=27)

 

Literacy

Below are some examples of useful questions you could use when listening to your child read:

Literal Retrieval Questions

Deduce, Infer or interpret information, events of ideas

What does ........mean?

How did......................?

Can ............... have more than one meaning?

What words tell us................?

What happened at.................?

Why did.....................?

What did the .....................do?

What does the word...............imply about................?

Which word told you that....................?

What ideas are we given about.............................?

Where did ....................go?

What does .................... think?

Spelling Practice Ideas

Please click on the link below for ideas to help spelling practice:

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