Year 5 2018 - 2019

Mrs Corrigan

Mrs Corrigan

This is my 29th year teaching at Ivy Bank! I love working in year five and am looking forward to our exciting themes for the year! I have two children: Amy, who is 23 and has just started a job in Manchester and Tom, who is 20 and doing an electrical engineering apprenticeship. I am looking forward to moving house - so is my brilliant dog Busby.

Miss Churchill

Hello! I am thoroughly enjoying my FOURTH year at Ivy Bank, working with a terrific team and in a bright, wonderful environment. Just so you know, I am obsessed with: Minions, my dog (Tilly), whole class guided reading and working with my class, seeing them flourish, grow and succeed during their time in Year 5. Aw!

Welcome to Year 5

with Mrs Corrigan and Miss Churchill

In Year 5 this half term, we will be diving into our fascinating Solar System, exploring how we get day and night, as well as the relationship between the planets and the sun in our topic TO INFINITY AND BEYOND! Be sure to look at the half term's Topic overview for more information.

Keeping you in the know...

In Year 5, we encourage children to become more independent in their learning, and to become more responsible for their engagement with reading and times tables. We also want to include a range of outdoor learning experiences that complement the learning that takes place in the classroom.

Reading

We encourage the children to find a book that they can't put down and to read as much as they wish, however, the children are expected to read at least three times a week at home with an adult/older sibling and then signed by a parent or guardian. Children are no longer required to complete a reading journal activity weekly; instead, we encourage the children to discuss a range of literature and text types at home and work on their comprehension of the text. The Reading Record book will be looked at by their teacher when they are heard reading and towards the end of the week.

Homework

The children will be accessing a range of homework materials that will support and further their knowledge formed in the classroom. 
English homework will be set on a Friday, and due in the following Wednesday.
Maths homework will be set on a Friday, and due in the following Friday.
Topic homework will be given occasionally, with a selected date for completion given. To support your child with their homework task, a note will be sent home that informs you of the task and how you can support them appropriately.

Alongside this, we ask the children to keep learning/refreshing their times tables and to practise the Year 3/4 as well as the Year 5/6 spelling lists.

P.E.

Both classes will have their P.E. lessons on a Tuesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor). 
The children will require both indoor and outdoor kits during every term. All long hair will need to be tied up for P.E. lessons, so please ensure that your child has a bobble to do this. We also ask that earrings are taken out or covered and girls have a pair of socks in their PE bag so they can change out of tights!

We are excited for the year ahead and hope that it will be engaging, fun and memorable for us all!

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Year 5: News items

Rainforest Shoebox Diorama, by Miss Churchill

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Year 5: Gallery items

Our Castles!, by Miss Churchill

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