Year 5

Welcome to Year 5, where we all work incredibly hard to achieve all our goals while having lots of fun. 

This year the class teacher is Hayley Mitchell. Maria Bourne is the teaching assistant. On Thursday afternoons, Kim Sleath teaches Computing and Hajni Chamberlain teaches Spanish and PSHE.

We use Class Dojo, (please ask for a login code if needed) where our learning is shared with parents and you can message the teachers directly. 

We use our reading records for several things, therefore refer to them as diaries – children have a timetable of the day and login details within them. We also write in the children’s ‘appointments’ in them, this is so they know when they will be working with or talking to a member of staff.

In Year 5, children are expected to complete a range of homework tasks, which they will be given every Tuesday and are due back the following Monday. This will be a piece of work related to class work, usually English, Maths and Topic based work. 

Our PE day is Monday, children can also wear black trainers on Tuesday for Run-a-mile.

Children should be encouraged to read regularly at home; to build their confidence with word reading, to develop vocabulary, improve comprehension as well as them enjoying a range of different stories. We are using accelerated reader in class; children will come home with a schoolbook and when they have finished this book, they get to complete an online quiz about it. 

We will also be working on our times tables in class; therefore, it would be beneficial if children practised multiplication tables up to 12 x 12 at home.

Finally, if you have any problems or concerns about your child please let us know via Dojo, we are always happy to help.

Many Thanks

Hayley Mitchell, Year 5 teacher.