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Welcome to Y5 class page!

Mr.Smith says welcome and hello yes


Hello there, Mr.J.Smith here to tell you about some of the exciting learning opportunities Year 5 will be experiencing throughout this academic year.

It is also important to mention that if you have any issues or worries, please come and see me as soon as possible so I can help in any way. It's my priority to make sure your child is as happy as possible and that they want to come to school to improve their learning. This is where ATTENDANCE is really important!

Remember...Attendance is vitally important so come to school every day so you can learn as much as you can! You don't want to miss out on anything important do you? 


Key Information for the Summer Term:



Your child's homework will be sent out every Friday and this needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. 




We are going to be reading as many different texts as we can this year. When we have read them, we are going to put them on our reading display.


For the Summer Term, we are reading: Treasure Island


To further embed how we grow and our characters develop, in English we will be looking at the story of "Treasure Island" where a heroic boy called Jim changes and grows throughout the story to become a much braver character. We will be looking at the original and traditional version of the text, as well as looking at a more child friendly version of the text from Jack Noel.



So far in Year 5 we have read: 






Our reading challenge: 

Our reading challenge is continuing this year! Every time you read at home please make sure someone has signed your reading record, then when you come to school show your teacher the signature and you can move up each day! We would love you to read as many times as you can in the week! Remember the winner will receive a certificate and someone may win the overall prize with Mr Newby!


For the Summer Term, we are setting Year 5 the challenge to read EVERYDAY AT HOME!


The children have now got a challenge board in class where they will be able to move their name each day depending on how often they read at home. If they read once a week, they will receive 1 house point, if they read twice, 2 house points and so on... If they read consistently there may also be more rewards including "afternoon tea with the head!"


All us teachers in Year 5 need to see if a comment each time they read in their home reading record that is signed by you to tell us what they have read!


This needs to be a joint effort from school and at home so any support you can give will be great!


In school currently, we aim to listen to your child read either their home reader or their class reader at least TWICE a week. Please make sure they are bringing their home reader books into school so we can listen to them and also so the books can be changed frequently - we except in y6 that some of the longer novels can take time to read so that is fine!


As well as listening to your child read, we also aim to read aloud daily to your child with a "Whole Class Reader." These books link to our theme or our author and give us chance to enjoy books with your child.





Our PE days are on Tuesday and Friday.

Remember in Year 5 you are allowed to come to school dressed in your PE kits and stay in them for the rest of the day. 



If you have any questions to ask Mr.Smith about school you can email us or you can try and speak to us at the end of the day.

Here is our email :)

We will be happy to reply to any questions or queries as soon as possible.