Nailsworth C of E Primary School
Together, inspired by the challenge…
Our Year 5 class is taught by Miss H. Cullimore, supported by Miss K. Bell and Mrs H. North
These are the expectations for writing in year 5:
Rather than having a ‘reading day’ the children will take part in Guided Reading activities on a daily basis. These activities will involve a mixture of reading with adults as well as individual reading activities. Your child is welcome to change their books as soon as they are ready to . We ask that the children bring their books in every day so they can be heard read as often as possible.
Taking time to read with your child at home each day and to hear them read to you is both important for them and a lovely way to spend time with your child. Try to make sure you’re in a quiet comfortable place before you start and not rushed. Please do encourage your child to get their reading book changed regularly – it really helps with their progress.
This is a simplified overview of the curriculum and the methods we use for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Please follow these methods at home to support in class learning:
By year 5, children are expected to know all the times tables up to 12 x 12 and be able to draw on them to perform mental calculations.
Knowing times tables is crucial to success in so many areas of maths. You can click on the mini times tables poster to download a full size version to use at home. Here are the national expectations for each year group:
Even if your children know their times tables, it is valuable to keep revisiting them to ensure they are embedded. As a school, we have joined an online programme called Times Tables Rockstars. Times Tables Rockstars is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master the times tables up to 12×12. It is available as an app or online, just search for Times Table Rockstars or click on the logo which links to the login page. We have already had enthusiastic reports from children who have tried it. So, why not try it at home with your child? Click to download the guidance document to get started:
Homework is set weekly in scrapbooks. Children can choose from a menu of activities to complete at home. Homework for Maths and English are set on Friday to be completed each week by the following Wednesday
Pupils have two PE lessons each week; the type of lesson depends on the time of year, for example rugby in winter, athletics in summer. Children should have their full (named) PE kit in school at all times. If your child takes part in an after school sports club, remember that they should bring their PE kit back the following day.
As always, if you have any queries about the curriculum or your child’s progress and development, please do come in and discuss it with their class teacher. The best time for a quick word or to arrange a chat is at the end of school day when teachers let the children out. If you feel your concerns are not resolved effectively, please feel free to come and chat with Mr. Southcott or Ms. Geller.