Year 5

 
Welcome to Year 5!
 
We are really pleased that everyone is back in school. It has been a great start to the term. We've already had visitors, outdoor learning and general fun whilst meeting the new Covid-19 guidelines. All of the children are being really sensible and we are really proud. Please keep an eye on this section of the website for regular updates.
 
 
 

Miss Sarah Moores

Forgiveness Class teacher

smoores@northamfederation.devon.sch.uk

Mr Matthew Smith

Class Teacher

msmith@northamfederation.devon.sch.uk

Miss Sarah Fancourt

Class Teacher

sfancourt@northamfederation.devon.sch.uk
TOPICS
Autumn 1:
Our topic this half term is 'When I was a...Roman!' This fun filled history topic will cover chronology, archaeology, understanding historical sources of information to learn about the past, key events in the Roman era and how they link to our country today, and about life as a Roman. 
PE DAYS
 
Please ensure that your child wears appropriate School PE Kit on the following days:
 
Trinity - Tuesday and Friday
Peace - Monday and Tuesday
Forgiveness - Monday and Friday.
 
White T Shirt
Black or Navy Tracksuit bottoms/shorts/leggings/skirt
Black or Navy Tracksuit top/sweatshirt
Trainers (with appropriate ankle support)
 
Home Learning
 
Children use their log-ins from school to access the home learning. We set this on a Monday to be returned by the following Monday and can be found in the link below this box.
 
There will always be at least 3 pieces of work for the child to-do set by the year 5 team.
 
In addition to this work, school have set an expectation that children will read a minimum of 4 times per week at home which will be checked by the year 5 team on a Friday morning. Please ensure that reading records are definitely in this school on this day.
 
 
 
 
 

How can I help my child in Year 5?

Continue to hear your child read, practise times tables, help them with homework and talk to them about their day.

Encourage them to take responsibility

Just like in school, give your child some independence and responsibility for their learning at home. Here are a couple of ways you can start giving them some responsibility at home:

  1. Make them pack their own bag for school so that they get into the habit of thinking for themselves about what they need and what they will be doing that day.
  2. Allow them to make mistakes. If they forget their homework, make them tell the teacher themselves (they learn more quickly from their mistake and they are taking responsibility for it too).
  3. Get into the routine of doing homework at a set time each week if possible. By all means help them, but make sure they make their own decisions about presentation.

If your child is not very organised, then taping a list by the door or to a lunch box works well, as does getting equipment ready the night before.

Be encouraging

Another simple thing that you can do as a parent is to be a good example. Never say: 'I was no good at spelling at school!' Never tell your child: 'Go to Dad and let him help you with your maths because he is better than me.' Children need adults to show them that learning is fun, relevant and enjoyable — and difficult sometimes. Does it matter if you don’t know the answer? Of course, it doesn’t. Instead, look it up together and show that you want to find things out too.

Take it easy

Finally, remember that even in Year 5 your child will still need some down-time playing outside or reading a much-loved book. Let them be silly. Let them dress up. Play board games together.