Welcome to year 5! Please check regularly to find out important dates and to find out what we have been up to.
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Your child now has access to 'Mathletics'. It is an exciting opportunity for your child to have a lot of fun whilst consolidating their maths skills. All children have been given their usernames and passwords to take home and will be able to log on using either a computer or tablet. Each week, the children can accumulate points to try and gain a certificate. Mathletics certificates will be handed out every Friday.
This website has lots of great maths games which are linked to the new curriculum objectives. Encourage the children to challenge themselves by choosing a harder level.
This website has lots of good maths games and is particularly good for problem solving.
This website has games for all curriculum areas.
Please be reminded that the children should now know their multiplication tables to 12 x 12. We will be working very hard to consolidate times tables and division facts during the Autumn term. Quick recall of these facts will make a significant difference to their learning. Children are asked to practise their times tables as part of their maths homework.
READ, READ, READ!
Nothing is more important in education than ensuring that every child can read well. Pupils who can read are overwhelmingly more likely to succeed at school, achieve good qualifications, and subsequently enjoy a fulfilling and rewarding career. Those who cannot will find themselves at constant disadvantage. (Reading: the next steps - Gov.uk)
Although children in year 5 are capable of and enjoy reading independently, it is still a positive and beneficial exercise for children to read aloud at home to encourage discussion about the text, understand new vocabulary and to improve their expression.
Click here to see just how much reading matters!
We are really enjoying our first Science topic all about forces! So far, we have learned about gravity and friction.
Check back soon for more pictures!
On Wednesday the 22nd of June, Class 5 were visited by Halfords in Altrincham. Amongst other practical activities, the children learnt how to check for signs of wear and tear via various checkpoints, check tyre pressure, realign wonky handle bars and most importantly how to stay safe on the road. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon (not just because it was sunny) and took away some really valuable information!