Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Welcome to Year 5

Teachers

The adults working in Y5 are Mrs Allen and Mrs Moore.

 

Mr Butcher will be covering Mrs Allen's management time on a Thursday morning and will be teaching maths, English and guided reading.

 

Mr Butcher will also be in Y5 every alternate Tuesday teaching French, PE and Music.

 

Our Learning

Our project this term is 'What's the difference between surviving and living?'  As part of this topic we will be looking at the key aspects of rivers, the water cycle, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.  Children will also consider the human impact on the environment and the ways in which places and landscapes change.

Spelling Shed

We will be continuing to use a scheme called Spelling Shed for teaching spellings.  Every Friday, children will be tested on their spellings and be given new spellings for the following week.  These spellings can then be practised by playing games online and earning points.

Your child's Spelling Shed login can be found in the first page of their Reading Record Book.

Reading

Reading is still a key part of our curriculum and children are welcome to take school reading books home with them.

Even though your child is in Y5, listening to them read is still as important as ever as it helps them to improve their fluency and intonation when reading.

Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and then fill in an entry in their Reading Record Book.

PE

Children should come into school wearing their PE kit on PE days.

Y5 have PE every other Tuesday.  This starts on Tuesday 13th September.

Y5 will also have swimming lessons every Wednesday afternoon - commencing 21st September.  

Seesaw

We will be using Seesaw again this year in order for parents / carers to be able to see some of the work that children have been completing during lesson time.  Seesaw will also be used to allow teachers to communicate with parents more easily and may be used to occasionally set work for the children.

Please let school know if you are struggling to connect to Seesaw so we can help you with this.