Welcome to Year 5!
Check out our Theme Plan below to find out more about what we are learning this term.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to one of our Year 5 Team Members (Miss Gibson, Mrs Manterfield and Mrs Gresham), or contact Miss Gibson on the following email address: Year5@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk
P.E.: Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on a Monday and a Wednesday, to enable your child to fully participate in lessons.
Diary Dates for Term 1:
Remember: if you have found your homework difficult to do at home or haven't had enough spare time out of school to complete it, there is a homework club in the year 6 classroom on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime where you can get help and advice (or just some extra time to complete it).
All homework is handed out on a Friday, along with new spellings. All homework should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY, with Spelling Tests usually taking place on Friday afternoons.
This should be filled in with any reading undertaken outside of school (NB: children should be aiming to read for 20 minutes per day). Additionally, when learning words for a spelling test, children will have the opportunity to record their words here for them to practise at home.
Where possible, homework should be completed independently. If your child is struggling, they should see their teacher or attend homework club, for further clarification and support.
I would suggest that any unfamiliar words are looked up by the children to work out how they are pronounced and what they mean. This way, these words can be used in the children's own writing successfully.
Children choose their spellings from a pyramid of words related to the spelling rule that week (gradually increasing in difficulty) - generally, they are required to choose at least one word from each tier until they have ten. Should they have made any errors on their previous spelling test (up to 4 errors), they 'replace' words from the spelling pyramid with these i.e. 6 new words from the pyramid and 4 words from the previous spelling test.
Using techniques such as 'Look, say, cover, write, check' and word pyramids (gradually building a word up in a pyramid formation, letter by letter) can be helpful when practising spellings.
Spelling tests take place on every second or third Friday.
These websites will help you if you get stuck with your homework. If all else fails, type your question into Google and see if you can find anything to help you!