Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
As your child enters Upper Key Stage 2, the journey to prepare them for Secondary School begins. In Year 5, our aim is to get your child secure with previous learning as well as teach and consolidate the Year 5 curriculum. This will stand them in the best stead as they begin Year 6.
We will continue to promote their love of learning by developing their inquisitive nature; ensuring they have a broad and balanced curriculum. During this time, we will not focus solely of the academic progression of each child but also their mental and emotional wellbeing as well.
Supporting your child
Year 5 is a very busy year and to help your child, we have put together a few resources which may benefit them from home.
By the end of Year 5, your child should be reading 120 words a minute. To ensure this happens, we expect children to read independently at home every night for 20 minutes. This could be with their own book or through the online books on MyOn.
By the end of Year 5, we expect children to be spelling the majority of the statutory spelling list. Strategies for spelling are taught in class but extra revision is needed to secure the spelling of these complex words.
By the end of Year 4, children should know all of the times tables from 1-12. They will have sat their multiplication test. In Year 5, we would be continuing to revise these skills as we prepare for Year 6. We recommended that your child uses Tackling Tables to practise this at least 3 times a week. If they are not secure, please speak to your teacher to seek support and advice.