Parents Information Evening
“I have the freedom and choice to be ambitious for my future”
OUR SCHOOL PRAYER
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 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
It’s all about consistency…
Be Ready :
Year 5 Staff
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
Core Subjects: Foundation Subjects:
•Maths •History •Physical Education
•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:
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.
- GPaS - Home learning
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.
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.
Resources to aid your child with their learning.
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!
Residential trip - Autumn
WWII Holdenby House - Autumn
Cadbury World - Spring
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.
Please contact the school office, in the first
instance if you wish to speak to a class teacher.