Welcome to Year 5
We would like to tell you all about Year 5 and the exciting things we do. This year we will be using Parenthub to update you and keep everyone informed of the exciting things Year 5 have been doing. Parenthub will be launched after half term so for the time being we will be using twitter and the monthly newsletter to share our learning.
Year 5 - where effort will always bring reward
The upper key stage journey begins in Y5 where our school citizens are developed into motivated learners able to take charge of their learning environment
Throughout the learning, the core subjects of Mathematics, English and ICT link in to all the other areas.
Science, Humanities teach us about our world, while the Artsmark Gold principles underpin the creative subjects of Art, Music and Drama.
New languages, new perspectives and new physical achievments all add to the unique educational experiences in our multi sensory classroom.
We really hope this information will give you a whistle-stop tour of our fantastic work and we look forward to working together for the rest of the year.
Best wishes from all in Y5
Meet the Year 5 Team
At Woodheys we want to share as much as possible with parents and with this new app we hope to keep you up to date with your child’ learning.
Turn on notifications and you can see what is happening in the classroom as it is happening!
If you have more than one child - no problem!! You can subscribe to as may Woodheys channels as you want.
You will receive regular posts each week on some of the exciting events and learning that take place at Woodheys. This will replace the year group pages on the website.
Reading records and books - Everyday (reading books will be checked on Wednesday)
PE Kits - Thursdays and Fridays
Homework - Wednesdays
Spellings and Timetables - Fridays
News and Homework
The children have been reviewing the lists of both Year 3 and 4 spelling and Year 5 and 6 spellings. The children have identified any gaps they may have and have composed their own spelling lists that is perfectly suited to their needs!
We are setting a pick and mix homework over the holidays, we don’t expect children to complete all of it. It’s more about developing responsibility and personal development.
- Becoming more responsible;
- Keep your bedroom tidy over the holidays.
- Make breakfast or dinner for your family.
- Bake a cake.
- Wash your own clothes.
- If you have a pet, take responsibility of it for a day.
- Do the washing up.
- Set the table and tidy up after dinner.
- Getting outside;
- Make an insect hotel.
- Plant something (flowers or vegetables).
- Spend a day in the park.
- Don’t use any electronics for a whole day.
- Draw a picture of a something from nature (tree or flower).
- Write a letter to a family member.
- Try a new skill (origami, sewing, learn how to juggle).
- Practise playing your instrument.
- Learn how to count to ten in a new language.
- Read a book.
- Do a random act of kindness for somebody.
Here are a few suggested learning resources that the children can access at home.
An online version of the numbers game from countdown. There is no timer so the children can practise using their number knowledge in a fun way. https://nrich.maths.org/6499
A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Mr Brett's favourite page is the puzzle page. https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm
If you are ever stuck for what to read, or want to get into a new author, then this is a great website which allows you to read extracts from a range of authors.
Education city is a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from across the whole curriculum.
A List of 100 Recommended Reading Books for Year Five and Six Children
This is a list of suggested Year Five and Six texts. Please note: some of these texts are meant for the more mature reader. We would advise you to read an online synopsis of each book before purchasing or borrowing to ensure that you are happy for your child to child to read it. If your child would like to discuss any of the themes within these books, they are very welcome to speak to a member of the Upper Key Stage Two team.