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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. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' (e.g. 12 x 1.2 = 14.4   6 x 80 = 480) which is fantastic!

 

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 09.03.20

 

We've got a busy week ahead. On Wednesday (Class 5L) and Friday (Class 5A), we're off to visit Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. I've listed below a few reminders about the trip:

 

* We aim to leave KWS at 8:40am. Please get to school for around 8:30am and go straight to the classroom.

* We should be back in time for the end of the school day.

* Children should wear 'sporty' clothing (e.g. trainers, jumper/hoodie, jogging bottoms/leggings) as we will play some games of cricket in the afternoon.

* All children will need a packed lunch unless they have ordered one from school.

* Children may bring money (no more than £5) to spend in the small gift shop should you/they wish.

 

All week in school we are going to 'get moving' a little more to mark Sport Relief. On Friday, children may wear sportswear to school for a £1 donation to the charity.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '7x & 9x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything. Please leave messages with the school office at all other times.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 02.03.20

 

It was great to see the children last week and to hear how they had spent their half-term break.

 

Thank you to everyone who has already returned their Trent Bridge permission slip. We would really appreciate it if any outstanding slips could be returned this week. We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. Dressing up as a book character is completely optional. Children who do not wish to dress up should wear school uniform as usual.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '4x & 8x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything. Please leave messages with the school office at all other times.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 24.02.20

 

 

Welcome back! We're now in the second-half of the school year, but there's still plenty to look forward to in Year 5.

 

In the coming days, your child will pass on a letter detailing our trips to Trent Bridge next month. We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and we have an author visiting Y5 & Y6 the following day. Details can be found on the 'News' section of the school's website. 

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/kirkby-woodhouse-primary-school/UploadedDocument/dc6306ea82e448dbafee566d683e8ee1/world-book-day-letter-2020.pdf

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '3x & 6x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything. Please leave messages with the school office at all other times.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 03.02.20

We've got yet another busy week ahead of us in Year 5. On Wednesday, we will be joined by the BBC East Midlands Today Weather Roadshow. They will set up a mini studio in school and the children will be given a masterclass in weather presenting before stepping in front of the camera themselves.

 

On a sporting note, the Y5 boys' football team made it through to the next round of the Y5 Cup having overcome Greenwood on penalties on Thursday night. Either Holy Cross or Mapplewells await in the next round. On Wednesday night, I will be taking a team of Year 5s to Morven Park to compete in an indoor rowing competition. 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is 'Mixed - 1x -12x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 27.01.20

 

The weeks are hurtling by as we fast-approach the halfway point of the school year. We have been focusing on fractions in maths this week and the children's times table knowledge is proving more than useful during this topic. That said, we would still encourage all children to spend time on Times Tables Rockstars should they find themselves with a spare 10 minutes during the week.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '11x and 12x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 20.01.20

 

Last week, we visited the Acacia Centre to recite and record the century-old poem, The Highwayman. We were also visited by Nottingham Forest Community Trust who delivered and assembly which encouraged us to 'Dream Big'.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '7x and 9x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 13.01.20

 

It was wonderful to see the children last week and to hear about what they had done over the half-term break.

 

Last week, in our English lessons, we studied the narrative poem, The Highwayman  by Alfred Noyes. On Wednesday, the children will visit the Acacia Centre to record their own performance of the century-old poem. In maths, we worked on division. Our new school-based topic is Water and we will be basing many of our lessons around this.

 

Reading remains, as it has done throughout the whole of Year 4 and 5, a homework focus for the children. As well as reading a variety of novels and extracts throughout the week in the classroom, it is an expectation that the children read, either to themselves or an adult, at home. 

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '4x and 8x'. Most children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

 

w/c 06.01.20

 

Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming the children back this week and to hear what they have been up to over the past couple of weeks. Below I have listed a few diary dates for the Spring Term:

 

- Tues 7th Jan - Class 5A will swim every Tuesday morning until Easter.

- Wed 5th Feb - BBC Weather Roadshow visits Year 5.

- Wed 11th March - 5L visit Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

- Fri 13th March - 5A visit Trent Bridge Cricket Ground.

Further dates TBC

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '3x and 6x'. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Allsopp

w/c 16.12.19

 

We have an incredibly fun and festive week ahead of us as we head into the final few days of the Autumn Term. Listed below are just a few reminders for the week ahead...

 

Tues 17th

* No swimming for Class 5L as last week was our final session.

* Those children who are in the KWS Christmas production will rehearse at in school 10:30am - 3pm.

* KS2 Christmas production at St. John's church for Y3/4 parents (evening).

Wed 18th

* Christmas dinner day.

* KS2 Christmas production at St. John's church for Y5/6 parents (evening).

Thurs 19th

* Christmas Party Day. This is a non-uniform day; however, we will be playing party games, so appropriate footwear (i.e. no heels/sandals) is essential. Children will spend the morning watching/taking part in the annual 'Talent Show' before we play party games and have a buffet in the afternoon. Your child should have passed on a slip detailing which food item they have volunteered to contribute. Please speak to one of us if you have any questions or queries about this.

Fri 20th

* This is a non-uniform day where children can wear a Christmas jumper/something 'Christmassy' or simply non-uniform.

 

If we don't see you around school this week, enjoy a wonderful Christmas and we will see you all in 2020!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

The Year 5 team.

 

w/c 09.12.19

 

We have yet another busy week ahead of us in Year 5. On Wednesday, those children who are performing in the KS2 Christmas performance will spend the morning at St. John's Church rehearsing - they will be back at KWS in time for lunch as usual. As the festive period is fast-approaching, we will speak to the children this week about the food/drink that they would like to contribute to the Y5 Christmas party 'buffet'.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. Mrs Cantrill will again spend time with those children who are only 'a few' spellings away from achieving their Bronze Spelling Award. This week's times tables focus is, again, 'Mixed 1x - 12x'. Many (possibly the majority!) children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

The Year 5 team.

 

w/c 02.12.19

 

It was wonderful to see so many of you last week to discuss your child's start to the year. We are incredibly proud of all of the children and the way in which they have embraced life in upper-school.

 

We've reached December already... yikes! The choir performed in Kirkby on Friday evening and rehearsals are well underway for this year's Christmas concert at St. John's Church. We will be in touch in the next week or so about the arrangements for the annual Christmas 'Party Day'.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. Last week, some children achieved their Bronze Spelling Award having correctly spelled all 51 of the words given. Mrs Cantrill will spend time with those who are only 'a few off' this week. This week's times tables focus is 'Mixed 1x - 12x'. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

The Year 5 team.

 

w/c 25.11.19

 

This week is Parents' Evening Week. Your child should have passed on a letter detailing the dates and times available. Please speak to one of us if you have not received this. Each appointment slot is for 10 minutes.

 

Last week was as busy as ever in Year 5. As well as working diligently inside the classroom during our 'Assessment Week', some children were out and about performing with the choir and wowing audiences at various venues around the county. On a sporting note, children from Year 5 represented the school in a recent athletics event at Hucknall National and some also competed in a district football tournament on Thursday afternoon.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '11x and 12x'. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans and Mr Aldridge

 

w/c 18.11.19

 

This week is 'Assessment Week' in KS2. Whilst some children might come home and inform you that they have been 'doing tests', it is nothing for the them to worry about. The assessments in English and maths inform us of the progress that the children have made to date as well as identifying what we need to focus on in the coming months.

 

Parents' evenings will take place next week (w/c 25th Nov). A letter will be sent home in the coming days with information about this.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '7x and 9x'. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 11.11.19

 

It was wonderful to see the children back in school last week. We were incredibly busy and the week ahead looks like being much the same. On Wednesday, the children will have their individual photographs taken in the morning. On Friday, we will do our bit to support Children in Need 2019. Please read the CiN newsletter (link below) for more information about this.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/kirkby-woodhouse-primary-school/UploadedDocument/423cb265467b43a3acefcd9d7b6f7260/children-in-need.pdf

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is '4x and 8x'. Many children are now taking the 'Decimal Special' test, which is fantastic!

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 14.10.19

 

They say that time flies when you're having fun, so it comes as no surprise that the final week of the half-term has seemingly arrived rather suddenly! 

 

Last week, the children in Year 5 designed and constructed rockets that were 'launched' across the school field. Although some designs travelled further than others, all of the rockets flew a fair distance.

 

There is still time to contribute non-perishable food items that we will donate to the local church as part of our Harvest Festival celebrations. All of the children will spend some time in church on Friday morning to mark the festival. KS2 children will walk to the church and return to KWS before lunch.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is again 'Mixed 1x - 12x'.

 

We are always available before 8:50am and straight after school if you have any questions/queries or if you need to inform us of anything.

 

If we do not see you around school this week, we wish you an enjoyable half-term break.

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 07.10.19

 

Last week was yet another busy one in Year 5. The children have written their own chapters based on 'The Twits', they have been focusing on 'ordering' numbers in maths and we learned all about the different phases of the Moon and why its appearance changes throughout the lunar month to name just a few things that we have been up to.

 

Thank you for those who have contributed to the collection of non-perishable foods for our Harvest Festival. All of the children will spend some time in church on the morning of Friday 18th October to mark the festival.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. This week's times tables focus is 'Mixed 1x - 12x'.

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 30.09.19

 

The weeks are well and truly flying by in Year 5. Last Wednesday, we celebrated all things Spanish as part of MFL Week. As well as learning some Spanish phrases, we also made and tasted a paella. Everyone tucked in and the food got the seal of approval from most of the children.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. 11x & 12x (mostly 12s!) are the focus for our times tables this week. 

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 23.09.19

 

It was great to see those of you that were able to attend last week's 'Meet the Teacher' evening.

 

Last week's trip to the National Space Centre was fantastic. The children learned lots (and had lots of fun!) as well as being wonderful company and a credit to KWS. Photos of the day can be found on the Y5 page of the school website.

 

On Wednesday, we are celebrating all things Spanish as part of MFL Week. As well as learning some Spanish phrases, we will also make and taste a paella.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. 7x & 9x are the focus for our times tables this week.

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

w/c 16.09.19

 

After completing our first full week, the summer feels very much a distant memory. The children are working incredibly hard in the classroom and have embraced life in upper-school.

 

Class 5L's first swimming lesson was cancelled on Tuesday as we were informed at very late notice that the pool was closed due to a 'chemical imbalance'. Hopefully there will be no such problems this week. I have uploaded a copy of Nottinghamshire County Council's 'School Swimming Guidance' on the Year 5 page of the school's website.

 

Your child will be tested on their next five spellings on Friday morning. 4x & 8x are the focus for our times tables this week.

 

On Wednesday, we are hosting a 'drop-in session' for our annual 'Meet the Teacher' evening. The Year 5 staff will be around until 5:30pm.

 

On Thursday, Year 5 visit the National Space Centre in Leicestershire. We aim to leave KWS at 8:30am. If all children could arrive at school for 8:20am, and go straight to their classroom, it will allow us to spend as much time as possible exploring the centre and learning lots about space!

 

Mr Libecans & Mr Aldridge.

 

 

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