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180911 Parents Meeting Intro Year 5

180911 Parents Meeting Intro Year 5

Year 5
Parents Information Evening


“I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future”

Dear Lord,

This is our prayer to you.
Help us to enjoy our school while we learn.
Teach us to respect ourselves and each other.
Show everyone how to care for each other as you care for
Give us the skills to use our talents wisely for the good of
ourselves and others.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,


Our Mission Statement:

I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my

Our Vision:

Our Strategic Aims are:
• To inspire all, through learning experiences which

enrich, excite and engage.
• To be happy confident, caring and resilient learners,

ready to embrace challenge.
• To make consistently strong progress across the

curriculum and achieve their very best

School Principles:
It’s all about consistency…

Be Ready :

Be Respectful:

Be Safe:


Year 5 Staff
School Principles
Curriculum Overview
Parent partnership
Online safety & Additional Information

Year 5 Staff:

 Assistant Head - Year 5 & 6: Miss Anya Lewis


 Chestnut House – 5JE : Mr Jonathan Evans (Forest Schools & PE Co-ord)
 Sycamore House – 5AL : Miss Anya Lewis (ICT Co-ordinator)
 Oak House – 5SS : Mrs Sarah Stevens (Music Co-ordinator)

Learning Support Assistants:

 5JE: Mrs Stronach
 5AL: Mrs Thomas
 5SS: Mrs Mulvaney & Mrs Palmer


The curriculum focuses on ‘mastery’ across subjects: the content
of the primary curriculum is significantly more demanding than in
the past.

Core Subjects: Foundation Subjects:
•Maths •History •Physical Education
•Geography •Computing

•Art •Music

•Design Technology •Foreign Languages

With all these subjects we encourage more in-depth and investigative
work to allow a greater mastery and understanding of concepts and


Children are assessed regularly, at the end of topics and each term
which gives progress measures. Along side teacher assessment,
these progress measures aid in providing information to parents to
explain how your child/children are progressing – this feedback is
given at parents evenings that are scheduled during the school year.

Year 5 Curriculum:

Autumn: WWII
Reading material: Friend of Foe by Sir Michael Morpurgo

Spring: Amazing Americas
Reading material: Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Summer: Division and Unity
Reading material: Journey to Jo’burg by Beberley Naidoo


As children get older, they will increasingly take responsibility for their own
work and home learning tasks. That’s not to say that parents can’t help
though. Encourage your child to work independently on their home learning,
but also take the opportunity to discuss it with them and to have them
explain their understanding to you.

Weekly Termly
- GPaS - Home learning
- Maths
- Comprehension

Homework – Online Platforms:

• Children have all received a logon for Spelling Shed, Accelerated Reader
and Mathletics. All these platforms can be accessed from home.

• Encourage your children to use these platforms not only for completing
homework but also for extra study. There are games and lessons available
on Spelling Shed and Mathletics.

• Please encourage your child to read. If you are unsure of what books suit
your child’s reading age Accelerated Reader has a book finder capability.

Learning at home:

Reading regularly to an adult across a wide range of genres and taking AR
Practising time tables in a varied format.
Home learning will be set and children will have a term to complete.
Spellings – your child will have a list of spellings to learn each week which
will be tested on a Friday.
Children will have weekly tasks to complete in their CGP books, which are
as follows: Comprehension, Grammar and Punctuation
 Spelling – weekly spelling can be accessed on Spelling Shed
Maths will be set on Mathletics.
 Tasks will be set on a Friday and homework corrected following Friday.
Where there is a requirement there may be additional learning sent home
for your child.

Parent Partnership:

Monitor your child completing their Home Learning and CGP books, ensure
they are completing their work to the best of their ability and are
handing in on time.

Ensure your child reads regularly and reads a good variety of different

Ensure your child knows their times tables – practise, practise, practise

Discuss school and topics with your child.

Practise with every day life, mental skills with addition and subtraction,
telling the time, money and word problems.

Watch the news and discuss topical issues.

Parent Partnership:

Resources to aid your child with their learning.

Maths Resource:
Home work and revision

Use the website to research information for Home Learning activities
but please do not allow your child to just cut and paste!

Additional Information:

 Residential trip - Autumn
WWII Holdenby House - Autumn
Cadbury World - Spring

Community Volunteers:

We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)

The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!

For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.

Online safety:

Online safety:


[email protected]

Please contact the school office, in the first
instance if you wish to speak to a class teacher.

Q&A session
Thank you!

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