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Dragonflies - Year 5 Class

Welcome to Year 5, Dragonflies Class. We are a bunch of children and adults who work really hard but have fun as well. Here we are sharing information about our class and how we organise each week.

At 9:00am each morning, we teach handwriting or spelling, learning the rules and conventions of spelling in different groups according to each child’s needs. Maths follows this at 9:30 with children working at their own level both independently, in groups and with adult teaching and support.

After break, we teach English, often based around a good quality story or linked to our topic area. We then run Guided Reading groups with one group responding to the text with the teacher, another group working on a comprehension task with the Teaching Assistant and other groups working on reading activities more independently. These groups rotate across the week.

Our afternoon sessions see us teaching RE, which is a core subject in Church of England Schools and the other Foundation subjects including Humanities (History/Geography), Science, Music, Art and Design and Technology. Computing and IT is integrated throughout the curriculum, as is Drama.

PE sessions are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons.

Homework is set each week – children are given Spelling homework on Monday, to be returned by the following Monday. IXL homework in Maths and usually English is set and sent by dojo message to parents on Thursdays, to be completed by the following Thursday. All children in Dragonflies also have TTRockstars logins so they can practise their multiplication tables. All children, regardless of their ability, are expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day to increase their reading skills, vocabulary and knowledge of how stories work. Their reading records, signed by an adult at home, are handed in each Friday. There are occasionally other homework tasks that children are asked to complete eg. for Topic work. We expect all homework tasks to be completed by children as this is really good preparation for the increased volume of homework that children will receive in Year 6 and in Secondary School.

We have an open door policy – please come and speak to any of the Year 5 staff if you have any questions or worries.