Butterfly Class - Year 5
Welcome to Butterfly Class
Teacher: Mrs J Nicolson: Monday - Wednesday
Teacher: Mrs Belfield: Thursday - Friday
I hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday. Below are a few key pieces of information about Year 5.
- PE is on Wednesday and Friday. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school including trainers. Please make sure your child also has a water bottle in school on these days. Sometimes due to timetable changes, weather conditions etc. PE days may need to change, so please make sure that your child has their kit in school every day (especially if they have taken it home after a club the night before!). Also the children in class are growing up and sweating more so it is important that your child takes their PE kit home on a Friday night to wash.
- It is vitally important that your child knows all of their multiplication tables including the division facts. Please help your child to master recall of these at speed at home.
- It would also support your child to help them to with their formal written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Telling the time and solving problems related to time is a valuable life skill alongside knowledge and application of money in real life situations. Again any extra practice at home to support your child’s learning in these areas would be beneficial and greatly appreciated.
Your child will be given a copy of all of the statutory KS2 words that they will be expected to spell by the end of Key Stage 2. Please spend time helping your child learn to spell these words; learning a few words a week and keeping these ticking over would really support your child. Your child will bring home additional spellings which will follow rules and patterns but might also include words relevant to our topic. It is important that your child can spell these words and understand what they mean.
This will be given out on a Wednesday and be due in on the following
If your child is encountering difficulties, please encourage them to come and let us know.
Useful Websites and Apps:
Your child has their own login details for: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/hinstock
We use this site in school and there are many activities relating to different curriculum areas. There are also short reading books through the serial mash tab.
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button This is a fantastic site to help with mental recall and knowledge of times table, division facts, squared numbers and addition skills.
We are more than happy to discuss how your child is getting on in class or answer any questions you may have.
Mrs Nicolson and Mrs Belfield