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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 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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