Year 5 Kenya
Welcome to Kenya Class!
Class Teacher: Miss Sakarmohamed
Teaching Assistant: Miss McCombe
Welcome to Year 5 – We have a very exciting year ahead of us.
We hope that you have had a fun and relaxing Summer holiday. We are looking forward to getting started on some exciting new learning! This year our understanding the world topics are Ancient Egypt and the Tudors. We will also be looking at life cycles, materials and space in Science as well as building Shelters, making scones and making a moving toy for Design and Technology. In Geography, we will be learning about climates and biomes.
PE - Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a full Welland Academy PE kit and that they arrive for school already dressed for PE. Also, please make sure that long hair can be tied back at all times and if your child has earrings, please make sure that they are removed before the lesson.
Spellings – We will be learning to spell through a new scheme called Scode. The children will learn their spellings through a range of fun activities in class. There will be no words sent home to learn for weekly spelling tests.
English – Over the year, we will be writing a variety of unique pieces. These will include: narratives, poetry, non-chronological reports, persuasive letter and setting descriptions.
Maths – Over the year, we will be becoming mathematicians and learning, place value, the four operations, fractions, statistics and time.
Guided reading – Our guided reading lessons are based around a variety of high-quality texts, focusing on reading for inference.
Reading – Reading is an area of focus within our school this year and is being promoted in several ways. If your child reads a certain number of books, then they will get to move up the reading vine and will be able to collect a small prize.
Homework – This is now set up on a new system called Atom Learning. Children are also encouraged to read every day, please ensure their reading record is signed. They also have access to Times Table Rockstars and Accelerated Reader at home, so they can practise their timetables as well as complete book quizzes. Reading records and Atom Learning is monitored.
Uniform – All children will need to dress according to the school uniform policy: school shoes, correct Welland uniform, long hair tied back, no makeup, no jewellery. Also, Year 5 children must wear a tie with their uniform.
If you have any questions about your child’s class routines or learning, please do not hesitate to ask.