St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
Caring for all. Growing with God

Year 5

We have two Year 5 classes, based on the Alexandra House site. Class 5J is taught by Miss Selina James and Class 5M is taught by Mrs Katie Little.  They are supported regularly by the teaching assistant team and other auxiliary staff.  In Year 5 English and Maths are taught in mixed groups led by Mrs Little, Miss James, Mrs Cossar and Mr Lacy.

PE
This half term in PE (Summer 2) Year 5 will be doing Rounders. Many of these lessons will be outside so children will need plain, dark shorts and a white t-shirt as well as trainers. They may also wish to bring a sun hat and water bottle for hotter days too. Please also ensure earrings are removed on PE days.

Details of the curriculum plans, parent newsletters and assessment resources can be accessed below.

Supporting your child at home:

At St. Paul’s we understand the importance of your child enjoying learning, building their self-esteem and making individual progress. In order to support this sometimes your child will have homework sent home. They should aim to complete as much as possible independently and can speak to their teachers if they have any concerns or questions. It is also important that children experience learning in the world around them such as exploring new places, visiting museums, reading a variety of texts and playing outdoors.

‘Real life’ Maths is especially important to help your child develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. For example,
- Paying for items in the shop
- Managing and saving their own money
- Working with time, such as timetabling their day, working out cinema times and planning journeys
- Playing maths based games and solving maths riddles
- Building, drawing and creating objects using a variety of materials

Websites with games to build Maths skills:
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (This is great for times tables practice- we often play this in class)
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3 (General Maths games)
- http://www.coolmath-games.com
- http://www.mathematicshed.com (Great for challenges and riddles)
- http://mathszone.co.uk

This website is also good for Grammar based games. It also includes some explanations for common methods and terminology used in school:
- https://www.theschoolrun.com/games/grammar

Please note: These are external sites so we cannot guarantee the content. However, please let us know if the link does not work or if there is anything inappropriate. Also, please be aware that some are made for tablets and others for both tablets and PC.

Spelling
We are trialling a new format for Spelling within school. This involves having a small set of words that are practised within class and at home over a number of weeks. We will explore and learn these words through games, challenges and within our daily talk time and English sessions. We will not be completing weekly spelling tests in class.
Please support your child in learning their spellings through the tasks sent home and the activities on the English page of the website. Certain games and activities can be downloaded from the English page and used at home.

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