What happens in Year 5?
Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year for the children. In the upper school they are expected to take a more mature and independent approach towards learning. These skills are developed throughout the year during a variety of tasks and lessons and provide the key foundations that prepare our children for the challenges of year 6.
It is important that all children continue to read and discuss texts with an adult on a regular basis. Children should read for ten minutes every night and at least once during the weekend (Friday to Sunday). Reading records must be signed to confirm that daily reading has been done. If children have not read or forgotten to sign their reading record, they will be asked to catch up with this reading at reading club during playtime.
This year, we will be reading with Mr Deane each Friday, which encourages all children to engage with a wide variety of texts from the library. Children will have the opportunity to answer inference questions based on these books, allowing them to further develop comprehension skills and understanding. Year 5 children are expected to take out and return books to the library during their designated library slot each week and when the library is open throughout the school day.