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Year 5

What is Your Child Learning This Term?

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Teaching Staff in Year 5 (2019 - 2020)

Mrs Bedford (Class Teacher)

Mrs Griffiths (Class Teacher)

Miss Simmonds (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Halls (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Burton (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Fiolaki (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Parker (Teaching Assistant)


Today we celebrated the 30th anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We all wore brightly coloured T-shirts to school and made a rainbow of colour. 

We looked at what childhood means to us and how the meaning of childhood has changed over the years. We discussed how the UNCRC has made progress for all children in relation to 5 of the rights: The right to be heard and taken seriously - (Article 12, Article 13 The Child’s Right to Seek, Receive and Impart Information, Article 14 Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion & Article 15 Freedom of Association) • The right to be treated fairly - (Article 2 Principle of Non-Discrimination) • The right to an education - (Article 28 and Article 29 Goals of Education) • The right to live and develop healthily - (Article 6 & Article 24 Right to Good Quality Health Care) • The right to play - (Article 31 Right to Leisure, Play and Culture). We also looked at the challenges still faced by many children and how the rights linked to Global Goals. 

We also did some data handling work looking at statistics about how well-being is measured and what this looks like in different countries. We are learning lots about our rights and global goals and continue to learn about these things in our lessons and daily life. 



Children will be taught spellings daily through a range of strategies. We will test spellings fortnightly through a dictation. We may sometimes send home activities too, to help support children to learn their words. 


Home Reading

As the children are now in the top end of the school, changing reading books does become more of their responsibility. We do keep a record of when children change their books and often find that reading for pleasure at home becomes less frequent. We don't mind what children are reading as long as they are reading something which interests them. We love to hear about what they are reading at home. We encourage children to record their reading in their reading record themselves, and any reading done at home should also be recorded - this may not be their school reading book - and signed by an adult to show that your child has read.  Reading is the key to ALL learning and it is even more important as children get older that they continue to read, as often they do not read to their grown ups as frequently as they did further down the school. 



The following homework is set in Year 5:


  • A weekly maths homework. This will be set on a Monday and due back in on the Friday of that week
  • A minimum expectation of 15 minutes reading per night. Please sign your child's reading record each time you listen to them read.
  • Regular times tables practice.
  • Regular spelling practice. 


Parent/Carer guidance in relation to homework can be found on the inside cover of your child's homework book. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


Weekly maths homework tasks and spelling lists are posted below in the maths and spelling folders. 


A reminder that Wednesday mornings are our drop-in mornings should you have anything to discuss with your child's class teacher. 


Please remember that we use parentmail to communicate with parents primarily, and all letters are sent home via this method. 


We thank you for your continued support. 


The Year 5 Team