welcome to year 5 

Welcome to Year 5.  Year 5's class teacher is Mrs Deighton, who is also the Deputy Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead for the school.

Welcome back!  We have already got off to an excellent start after a well-earned summer break.  All children have returned eager and ready to learn and have been working incredibly hard.   Year 5 will be taught by Miss Catalano (Italian) and Mr Fitzgerald on a Wednesday afternoon (PE) and by Miss Eatherley on a Thursday afternoon (PE and Computing).

Our Topic this term is 'Victorians' and already the children have shown a great deal of interest in this subject; we were all fascinated to find out just how many amazing inventions were first created during Victorian times.  To support this topic, in English we are reading 'Street Child' which is already proving to be well-liked by all the children.  We will also be covering a range of different spelling, punctuation and grammar rules.

In maths, we will be exploring place value, which includes reading and rounding numbers up to a million and also addition and subtraction calculations.  If you would like to know how we teach these methods, please do ask.  Each week we will also be working on learning our times tables. 

Homework will be set on a Monday and should be handed in the following Monday.  There will also be a spelling test each Monday.  Children will be given spellings, a piece of grammar work and a piece of maths.  Please do ask if you are unsure of any of these tasks.  We would also encourage your child to read each evening, even if this is just a small amount - every bit makes a difference.

I am very excited about the year head and am really looking forwards to teaching your children.

As always, my door is always open and I am more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have (no matter how small they may be) - either pop into school to see if I am available or call to make a mutually convenient appointment.  

Mrs Deighton