Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Parkinson

Image result for daven primary school logo  Year 5 Newsletter – January 2020.



Welcome back.

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and are feeling refreshed and ready for the Spring term. We have lots of exciting learning planned in year 5 which I am sure you will enjoy.


Can I please remind everyone that it is important that the children are reading at home. All children are on the Accelerated Reader scheme in school and are required to complete quizzes on line after reading each book. These quizzes can be done in school but also at home and the children have their login details. Please sign your child’s reading record if they read at home so they can receive a sticker from me. I would encourage children in year 5 to be reading every night throughout the week.


This term our PE day will change to a Monday. The children will need to have their PE kits in school every Monday. The cold weather is here, and all the children need to have suitable outdoor PE kit as well as indoor kit as some of our sessions will take place outside. Please ensure that PE kits are named and in school.

We will also be continuing with Fit Fridays and children will need to wear appropriate sports clothing for school on a Friday.

Our Learning.

In English, we will be working on our reading comprehension, learning the year 5 / 6 spellings, working hard on our handwriting, expanding our grammar techniques, and producing some fantastic writing. Our English work for this half term will be based around the fantastic books ‘Wonder,’ ‘The Highwayman’ and ‘The Errand’. We will also be using Active Learn on the iPad.

In Maths, we will be extending our learning on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be practising times tables daily as these are so important in all aspects of maths. Please encourage your children to access RM Easy Maths at home – they will also be using it in school.

Every day at 8.30am the year 5 children are invited to come into school to spend 20 minutes using RM Easy Maths. You do not need to book your child in, just take them to the office and a member of staff will bring them to class. They can attend every day or just 1 or 2 days if you prefer,

We are also going to be investigating the USA in Geography and looking at Slavery in History. In Science we will investigate properties and changes of materials and forces. The children will also have lessons in RE and Music. Please ensure their instruments are in school every Thursday.  


I will continue to send home spellings on a Friday to be learnt and practised over the week. Please show evidence of revision in your homework book. These words are from the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum word list and we will be working our way through them. The children will also receive a maths activity (normally times tables) to complete at home. This will also be given out on a Friday. All homework must be returned the following Thursday. If children do not bring in their homework then they will need to complete during Friday lunchtime.


Children will be rewarded for making good choices and following the Golden Rules. These will be in the form of stickers, blue marks and helping the teacher jobs. There will also be a Year 5 ‘Star of the Week’ and prizes at the end of half term. The Golden Rules are displayed in class and the children are aware of these.

The children are aware that if they make the wrong choices, e.g., refusal to complete work, disruption in class, causing harm or distress to others, inappropriate language then there will be sanctions. These will be verbal warnings, orange marks, reflection time and letters / telephone calls home to parents - in line with the school’s behaviour policy.

Can I remind all children that e safety is of paramount importance and all children should be made aware of how to stay safe online.

Have a great Spring Term!

Miss Parkinson.




We continue to promote e-safety and keeping ourselves safe on-line. It is important to remember that even the most sensible of children can become involved in or become the victim of cyber bullying and / or post sensitive information or photographs of themselves.

ALWAYS ask permission before using the internet.

ALWAYS tell an adult if you see anything you are not comfortable with.

NEVER give out your home address or phone number.

NEVER arrange to meet anyone you don’t know.


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