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In Year 5, children are set same homework each week. We encourage everyone to spend quality time reading, learning spellings and practising times tables. On Monday, children will be given their weekly spellings to learn and will be tested on these on Friday mornings. The weekly times tables test will also take place on Fridays. 

 

Spelling Support - http://spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Times Tables Practise - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Times Tables Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com

Weekly News

 

w/c 05.07.21

July is upon us and we are quickly approaching the end of Year 5. The children are continuing to work hard and we still have lots to get through before the end of term. The children have all produced some super art and poetry for the local Byron Festival competition and the entries have been handed over this weekend - we will keep you posted on the results.

 

This week, we will be covering the Year 5 unit of SRE, 'Changes', Please see the appropriate letter on our Year 5 web page if you have missed the email.

 

PE kits are needed Monday and Friday for 5L and Monday for 5C with swimming kits on Friday for the last swimming session.

 

Next Friday (16th July) will be Sports' Day - more information to follow!

 

Please let us know if we can help in any way, 

Mrs Libecans and Mrs Clay.

w/c 28.06.21

We are at the end of yet another fabulous week and the sun certainly treated us well when we needed it! 5C had an amazing day in Ashbourne on Tuesday. The 10km walk, River Dove paddle, giant ice cream and fish and chips were enjoyed by all of us and as always, the children did us proud with their determination and manners.

 

The assessments are all now complete and analysed and the results have been entered on the end of year reports ready for July. We are continuing with our 'Going for Gold' Olympics themed topic as well as tackling some more topic maths.

 

PE next week will be Monday and Thursday for everyone with 5C swimming on Friday.

 

Please get in touch if we can help in any way,

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 21.06.21

The children have worked tirelessly through their assessments and the results certainly reflect their hard work and determination.

 

5L had a wonderful and warm day in Ashbourne on Tuesday. 5C hope to have just as much fun this week although it looks like they might be slightly damp!

 

PE kits will be needed on Friday for 5L this week and 5C will need their swimming kits.

 

Don't forget that INSET day in on Monday - the time is certainly flying by and it won't be long before the children are preparing for Year 6.

 

As always, let us know if we can help by emailing us directly.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 14.06.21

Well, the sun seems to be here to stay for a while and it is certainly making us all feel bright and happy. We have a busy week ahead of us:

  • Monday and Thursday are PE so correct kits will be needed.
  • A cap / hat and a water bottle must be in school everyday.
  • On Tuesday, 5L are off to Ashbourne - please ensure medical forms are returned and refer tot he letter sent home for the final details.
  • 5C are swimming on Friday with a water safety focus. Thin long sleeve clothing will be needed over the children's usual swimwear.
  • It is assessment week - the children have nothing to worry about as we know they are all more than ready!

As always, get in touch with us directly for clarification on any of the events.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 07.06.21

Welcome back to the final half term in Year 5. Swimming will continue for 5C each Friday for the next five weeks. PE this week is on Friday for 5L. Don't forget to send in the trip letter for Ashbourne - more information will be to follow regarding more details of the day. 

 

There are no specific spellings or tables this week as we are going to recap them all over the next couple of weeks in school and then decide from there how we will continue with the rest of the year as the children have now completed bronze and silver. 

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

w/c 24.05.21

We are almost the end of half term and the children have continued with their positive attitudes and determination in all they have done. We have revisited the four operations and bus stop method division and long multiplication have certainly made our brains ache. We have been considering how and why Kirkby-in-Ashfield has changed over the last 200 years and in celebration of our cricketing history, we have all created a clay sculpture ready to paint and finish this week.

 

5C had their first swimming session on Friday and they were all true heroes. This will continue each Friday for the next six weeks. 

 

We have reached the end of the Silver Spelling list this week - the test will be on Friday as always. Instead of the usual times tables test, we are doing an 'FDP Special'. It would be great if the children could have some time this week at home discussing converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

As always, let us know if we can help.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans.

w/c 17.05.21

 

Another great week - in fact, you could say it has been 100% fabulous! We have drafted letters to Councillor Madden to let her know the findings of our locality walk and suggestions of how to make the area even better. We have also discovered a few ways in which Kirkby-in-Ashfield has changed over the last 200 years. 

 

Circuit training after school on Thursday was great fun and we even managed to be outside in some warmth. If your child would like to join, letters are available from Mrs Clay.

 

5L have now finished their swimming sessions and I know everyone has made wonderful progress. 5C begin their sessions this Friday.

 

If we can help in any way, please let us know.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 10.05.21

We have had a great week in Year 5. The children have worked tirelessly during maths and their understanding of fractions is now fabulous as a result! We will be moving on to percentages next week.

 

We had a great time on our walk. We were armed with clip boards and collected information about the area local to school. Letter writing will feature in the week ahead based on the observations - we will be letting our local councillor know our findings to see if we can help Kirkby Woodhouse be even better.

 

This week will be the last swimming session for 5L and from Friday 21st May, 5C will begin their sessions. It is our Mr Halfpenny week so PE kits will be needed Monday and Thursday. 

 

As always, please get in touch if we can help.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 26.04.21

It was great to see everyone back in school last week. It was, as ever, a busy week in Y5: we focused on the The Highwayman poem in English, tackled fractions in maths, began to read our class novel 'Room 13', created pointillism paintings based on Hokusai's 'Great Wave', as well as launching our new 'local history' topic.

 

This week is Parents' Evening Week in Year 5; we have offered 10 minute appointments to discuss your child's progress to date.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is the 4x & 8x. Lots of children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' tests - e.g. 0.12 x 8 - which is fantastic!

 

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay.

 

w/c 19.04.21

 

We hope that you've had an enjoyable Easter; we look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday to hear about their break.

 

PE lessons will again take place every Monday during this half-term and we will continue to alternate between Thursdays and Fridays. Dates can be found on the Y5 page of the school's website. Class 5L will recommence their swimming lessons on Friday mornings. Mrs Clay will advise the dates for Class 5C's lessons in the coming weeks.

 

Parents' Evenings will take place over the next couple of weeks; your child's teacher will be in touch to arrange appointments. 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is the 3x & 6x. Lots of children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' tests - e.g. 0.12 x 6 - which is fantastic!

 

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay.

 

w/c 29.03.21

 

We've reached the final week of the spring term; even though it's shorter than usual, we've still got lots planned for the week ahead.

 

Inspired by the plight of the main character in our class novel, Kensuke's Kingdom, the children built model rafts last week. Fingers crossed that they remain intact on their maiden voyage as we 'launch' them in water on Wednesday. Our PE days this week are Monday & Thursday (there will be no swimming for 5L on Friday due to the bank holiday). Also on Thursday, Year 5 will make the short walk to visit the new 'Swifts Park' off Skegby Road at some point in the afternoon. Earlier in the year, the children in Year 5 were asked by the council for their opinion as to what the park should include, so we're excited to see the final result. 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Thursday morning. This week's times tables focus is the 11x & 12x.

 

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries. If we do not see you beforehand, have a wonderful Easter break.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay.

 

w/c 22.03.21

 

Last week was as busy and productive as ever in Year 5! We wrote setting descriptions based on our class novel, Kensuke's Kingdom, during our English lessons. In maths, we focused on angles and 3D shape. In addition to our normal PE sessions, Year 5 continued to master the art of cheerleading in dance, had a session with our PE specialist, and children in 5L also had their first swimming lesson. Mrs Clay will be in touch after half-term with information as to when Class 5C's swimming lessons will commence.

 

On Friday, we said 'see you soon' to Alice in Class 5L. Whilst we'll miss her at KWS, we cannot wait to hear how she has settled in at her new school.

 

 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is the 7x & 9x.

 

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay.

 

w/c 15.03.21

 

 

It was great to have everyone back in school last week. The children have settled in incredibly well; although, I am sure they were rather tired by Friday! 

 

We had a great dance lesson on Thursday with our specialist Katie and this will continue until Easter. As a result, the children will need PE kits every Thursday as well as Monday.

 

We would like to ensure that our medical records are up to date. If the medical needs of your child have changed in any way, such as change in allergies or medication, please email us the information or send in a sealed note. If your child is asthmatic, please ensure that they have an inhaler in school at all times. Inhalers must be poolside when swimming lessons commence. 

 

As part of our computing lessons, we use the Chromebooks and iPads each week. We do have pairs of earphones, but not quite a class set. Due to the current COVID situation, sharing these is not ideal. If your child has an old/spare pair of ear buds with a 'jack plug' that can remain in school (in your child's tray), please send them in and we will label them with their name. Please do not send in a pair that are needed/used at home. If you would like to purchase a pair from school, you can do this via SCOPAY for £3.49. 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is the 4x & 8x.

 

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay.

 

w/c 04.01.21

 

Happy New Year!

 

Firstly, it's good to be back. We hope that you've all had a happy and healthy Christmas. Whilst some things remain 'TBC '- trips, sporting events etc. - we've still got lots to look forward to as we embark upon the Spring Term, and we will endeavour to ensure that life in Year 5 remains as busy and exciting as ever. 

 

In the coming days, we will update the calendar on the Y5 webpage with a few diary dates. We will also email you all with our PE dates for the next few weeks.

 

The children will be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 11x and 12x. More and more children are now taking the 'decimal special' (...better known as the 'des spesh') test, which is amazing. We would encourage children to spend a bit of time on Times Tables Rockstars if their times tables recall is a little rusty. TTR has helped so many students to improve their times tables knowledge and, as a result, confidence in maths overall.

 

As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries. 

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 14.12.20

 

What a busy time we have had in Year 5. The children are in high spirits as we approach the end of term but they have continued to work hard producing some super recipes and tackling the tricky subject of bus stop method division. They really looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers and we really enjoyed our Boccia game and the paper chain challenge and of course, movie night proved a great success (there was even a spontaneous singalong of 'Santa Claus is coming to town').

 

The week ahead sees us in full Christmas mode:

Monday: Tudor cake Bake Off and The GREAT Project

Tuesday: Festive lessons

Wednesday: Party Day, Talent Show and quiz

Thursday: Festive lessons

Friday: End of term fun and jumper day

 

We wish you all a peaceful and healthy Christmas and we can't wait to start the new year with the children in 2021.

 

Happy Christmas to you all

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

w/c 7.12.20

 

Yet another super week in Year 5! The children have worked incredibly hard on long multiplication, relative clauses and the Tudor spice trail. The House Quiz has been enjoyed as well - the results of which will be announced as a school next week! We have also been proud of the way in which the children are approaching The GREAT Project - the conversations and answers demonstrate a real maturity and we are sure the project will have a positive impact on the future. 

 

This week will be a busy one! We will be filming our festive 'number' on Wednesday - your child will need a festive hat or headgear if they have one (we have some to use if not so don't worry). Film Night is Thursday after school - don't forget to pay on line and send in the permission slip.  PE is on Thursday (with Mr Halfpenny) and Friday this week (although Friday is Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner day so PE kit will be needed under the festive jumper or top). 

 

It has been a pleasure to speak to so many parents this week. If you did not manage to arrange an appointment, please email the class teacher and we will find a mutually convenient time. 

 

As always, get in touch if we can help in any way,

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c/ 30.11.20

 

We are incredibly proud of all the children this week. They have approached the assessments with positivity and determination. We look forward to sharing their progress with you at come point this week - if you haven't managed to arrange an telephone appointment, please email us and we will be happy to do so.

 

We are moving towards some more festive feeling activities - we will ensure all the information is sent this week so you can update your calendar.

 

Thank you so mush for the food items already donated for the soup kitchen. We will be delivering them on Monday 7th December so if you have an item, please send it in over the next week.

 

PE is Monday and Friday this week so please ensure school PE kit is worn along with a coat - the days are getting incredibly chilly!

 

As always, please get in touch with the class teacher if you require further information.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 23.11.20

 

Well, we reached the end of our isolation period and we couldn't be more proud of the children. The home learning work was done with enthusiasm and dedication and we were certainly kept busy all day every day with supporting and marking the work via email and Google Classroom.

 

We are hoping to have a more normal run up to Christmas, although we are aware that we are behind on a few things. Assessment week will be this week - nothing for the children to worry about as these will be done as informally as possible. We will then be in a position to carryout Parent's Evening telephone calls with a brief progress report for each child. 

 

We are also beginning the 'Great Project' sessions this week which Year 6 have been enjoying over the last few weeks. Our Tudor Topic is well under way and already, the children are full of interest and wonder.

 

PE sessions will be Thursday and Friday this week - both sessions will be indoors but full school PE kit will be needed.

 

As always, please get in touch via email if we can help in any way.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans

 

w/c 9.11.20

 

After a fabulous first week back, everything has suddenly changed. Due to our Year 5 Bubble being asked to isolate, our planned week is rather different and being accessed from home. 

 

You will receive an email with the days work by 8am each morning as well as most tasks being set as a Google Doc on Classroom. Please contact the class teacher if there are any problems with this. All work that is turned in will be marked and returned and it would be wonderful to receive photographs of any of the more creative pieces. 

 

We look forward to being all back in school next Thursday and we wish you all a productive and safe week.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans 

 

w/c 2.11.20

 

Welcome back to Autumn term 2. We are incredibly excited to get started on our Tudor topic - we are sure the children will be full of facts to tell you about this interesting period of history. We will be kicking off the unit with a look at the reigning monarchs of the time and a few surprising facts about each.

 

PE is just Friday this week as it is not our week for Mr Halfpenny. We will be focussing on bench-ball, nasket-ball and indoor athletics this  half term as well as enjoying a few dance sessions based on traditions from the Tudor period. Most sessions will be inside although if there is an opportunity for a quick run outside on PE days, we will be doing; so please send children in correct PE kit with trainers. 

 

The next five spellings have been issued today ready for testing on Friday so please rehearse these at home. We are re-looking at multiplication facts for 3 and 6 times tables and for some, this is being extended to 0.3 and 0.6 multiplication facts. 

 

As always, please get in touch via email if you would like any further information.

 

Mrs Clay and Mr Libecans 

 

w/c 12.10.20

 

We've reached the final week of the first half-term of the school year. The children have settled into life in Year 5 remarkably well we could not be more proud of them. As we near the end of our 'Space' topic, this week we will 'launch' rockets, that the children have designed, across the school field. If you live in the Skegby Road area, you might want to take cover on Wednesday afternoon!!

 

As you may have read on Friday's newsletter, Y5 have the option of a hot school dinner on Wednesday (14th). 

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (12th) and Thursday (15th); the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. There will be no times tables test this week; we will begin again after half-term. Some children will, when we return, begin to take the 'decimal special' test. 

 

Here's to another great week; please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries. If we don't hear from you beforehand, have a wonderful half-term break.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 05.10.20

We've enjoyed another great week. The children, quite literally, 'kicked off' our focus on Spain by taking part in a mini football tournament on Monday. Everyone got involved and it was played in a great spirit. On Tuesday, we ate paella and it went down well with most. In the classroom, we drafted our own chapters based on 'The Twits' as part of our English lessons, and in maths, we began our 'Digits Move' topic (÷ and x by 10, 100 & 1000).

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (5th) and Friday (9th); the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is MIXED (1x - 12x). Lots of children have been scoring top marks; they will move onto the 'Decimal Special' tests in the coming weeks.  

 

Here's to another great week; please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 28.09.20

 

The last three (and a bit!) weeks have flown by. Last week, we began to plan our own chapters/stories featuring Mr and Mrs Twit as part of our English lessons. In maths, we've focused on rounding whole numbers and we will continue in much the same vein this week as we round decimals.

 

On Tuesday (29th), we will mark the 'European Day of Languages' by focusing on Spain. We will learn a bit of 'the lingo', find out more about the country and we will also try paella. On Tuesday, your children can come to school dressed in red and/or yellow coloured clothes or anything Spanish-themed (football shirts, traditional Spanish clothes etc.). Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (28th) and Thursday (1st). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 11x and 12x. We have encouraged the children to spend a bit of time on Times Tables Rockstars if their times table recall is a little rusty. 

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 21.09.20

 

As ever, we had a busy week last week in Year 5. We drafted character descriptions for the awful duo, Mr & Mrs Twit. In maths, we focused on place value and ordering decimals. Our 'Earth & Beyond' topic continues and we learned lots more about space; if you haven't already done so, ask your child if they can give you a couple of 'fascinating facts' from last week's lessons.

 

The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 7x and 9x. We have encouraged the children to spend a bit of time on Times Tables Rockstars if their times table recall is a little rusty. 

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (21st) and Friday (25th). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days. Just a reminder that PE kit is a white t-shirt, black or grey shorts/joggers/leggings and a black jumper/hoodie or a green school jumper/cardigan.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 14.09.20

 

Last week was an incredibly productive one in the world of Year 5. Not only did we get stuck into our class novel, The Twits, we also launched our new, school-based topic, 'Earth and Beyond'.

 

The children had their first spelling and times tables test on Friday. The children will again be tested on their next five spellings at the end of this week. The times tables focus for this week is the 4x and 8x.

 

Our PE lessons this week are on Monday (14th) and Thursday (17th). Like last week, the children should come to school in their PE kit on those days.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need 'a quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

 

w/c 07.09.20

 

It was wonderful to see the children back in school on Thursday. We could not have been more impressed with the way in which they have quickly settled into life in Year 5.

 

Today (Mon 7th), the children will be given their first set of spellings to learn. In Year 5, children are given their five, weekly spellings to learn on Monday mornings; they will be then tested on these spellings on the Friday morning of the same week (11th). Children also have a weekly times tables test on Fridays. The focus for this week is the 3x and 6x times tables and associated division facts (e.g. 3 x 4 =   , 12 x 6 =    , 36 ÷ 3 =   )

 

We're still not in a position to give you a list of calendar dates for the year ahead. Understandably, question marks still remain as to when we might be able to book trips and events etc. However, one date for the diary is the Year 5 residential to Ashbourne in July. All being well, we are booked in Mon 5th - Fri 9th July. One class will go Mon - Wed and the other Wed - Fri (which class on which date etc. is TBC). The price of the trip is approximately £75; we will provide further info nearer the date.

 

We appreciate that things are a little different at the moment as you are unable to 'pop in' before or after school if you need a 'quick word'. Please get in touch via email if you have any questions or queries.

 

Mr Libecans & Mrs Clay

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