Welcome to Year 5
Hello from Mrs Hartley and Mrs Morris,
Hello and welcome from us all to Year 5. As you will already know, we are the Year 5 teachers and will be supported by Mrs Whyley and Miss A. Mrs Astill will also be working with us in Year 5, and will help support different groups of children across the year group. Mrs Bowen teaches in Mrs Hartley's class on a Tuesday and Mrs Morris' class on a Wednesday morning.
Full P.E kit will now be worn to school on your designated P.E day, so there will be no need to change at school. For the Autumn Term and first half of Spring Term Year 5 will be swimming. On those days please arrive at school in P.E. kit with your swimming costume on underneath your kit. You will need to bring clean, dry underwear on those days
As we are limited with space in the mobiles, we ask that you support us by ensuring we maximise the space, as much as possible. Therefore, we are asking that you only bring with you a coat, and that anything else is brought in a drawstring bag (lunch box and reading book and reading journal).
In the autumn term we have lots of interesting topics to study. In History you will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and how these different tribes invaded Britain. If you prefer Science, we will be finding out, through a range of scientific experiments, the properties of different materials and how this will define their purpose. In English, we will start with Prometheus and Pandora and in Maths we will begin with Place Value and will work on ensuring we have the core Year 4 mathematical skills to build on in Year 5.
(We wonder how many other Roald Dahl books you will have read by September?)
At Comberton, we really value the power of reading and how reading will help you to ‘magpie’ new vocabulary, figurative language and story ideas, to become a confident and skilled writer. You will be issued with a reading journal, where you will be able to record your reflections about the books you have read. In order for you to benefit from this, we would like to see that you have read at least three times a week and ask that an adult signs the record to confirm this has been completed. This forms the Year 5 homework alongside TT Rocks. Most of the daily routines are the same as you will have had in Year 4 so I hope you find this reassuring. In Year 5 we will set for maths so some of you will move classrooms for maths after registration.
We hope this helps to answer any questions you may have, but if you do have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com and we'll try our best to answer them.
Mrs Hartley and Mrs Morris
We loved our trip to Bishops Wood on Wednesday 5th October for our Anglo-Saxon day. Check out our photos of sailing on a long boat, jewellery making, den building, wool spinning and much, much more!
Extra work at home
If you would like to complete some extra activities when you;re not at school, visit Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.
The DfE has also created a list of useful websites which can be found at:
Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.