Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5! Your child is now in Upper Key Stage 2, one of the final two years before high school.
We hope that your child really enjoys Year 5. It can be a demanding year in your child's time at primary school and sometimes children feel under pressure. As always, we will try to support you and your child the best we can. Remember that you can come and speak to any one of us after school if you are worried or concerned about anything. The only night that this may not be possible is on a Wednesday as we have to be in a staff meeting! If you are unable to speak in person, please call the school office and arrange an appointment/phone call back after school.
In Year 5, we continue to have a heavy focus on our Non-negotiables as in the previous years. These are the things that your child MUST be able to do accurately before they leave primary school. In school, we encourage children to check for accuracy every time they write. Please encourage them to do this at home also and for homework tasks so that it becomes second nature.
We are very much looking forward to working with you and your child.
Miss C Wood, Assistant Head
All classes have PE on Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in appropriate PE kit (navy or black shorts/jogging bottoms/leggings).
Each Year 5 class will have one more term of swimming. Children must come to school 'beach ready' with their swimwear under their uniform and their underwear and towel in a bag.
Useful Websites to Support your Child's Learning
Remember, the best way to support your child with reading is to listen to them read and to read to them as often as possible. Below are links to some useful websites that can also support your child's learning. For further suggestions and support, please don't hesitate to speak to one of the team.
We also recommend you download the 'Talk Share Learn Leeds' App which will give you some practical and fun ways to develop your child's speaking and listening.
It is really important that children read every day at home and in school. We expect ALL children to bring their reading book, signed reading diary, spelling book and homework folder to school each day in their book bag. In Key Stage 2, as children become more confident at reading, they will read books that have a QR code. The books can be quizzed on once the book has been read by logging into Accelerated Reader and entering their user name and password.