Welcome to Elm! Y5


Helping at home and homework



The main task for children to do at home is times tables practice.  Year 5 children need to continue to know all times tables and the related division facts.  'Hit The Button' is a great online game to practise all times tables.  Your child has also been given a log in and password to Times Tables Rockstars.  Please encourage and remind them to log in and regularly practise!
Top tip - Don't forget to check Seesaw for any maths homework you have been set!



All children have a fiction book to bring home. Please encourage your child to read for 15 minutes every night either to themselves or whenever possible to an adult, as this really helps improve their reading speed, accuracy, understanding of the text and vocabulary.  Discussing the book with your child is also very important. 

When you have read with your child, please comment and sign in their reading record. When they have completed their book, they can do a quiz on Accelerated Reader to demonstrate their understanding of what has been read and move up the reader ladder!



Children practise spellings as part of their Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling learning. The children will bring home spellings based on the sounds and spelling patterns they have been learning. Spelling tests will take place on Friday's, so please check the spelling list given for the test date. We would be grateful if you could help your child to practise them. 
A great question to ask your child is “What is the spelling rule for these words?”



Wednesdays and Fridays are our PE sessions. Children should come ready in black shorts or jogging bottoms and a plain white or House T-shirt. As PE is mainly outside, please provide your child with a jumper. As well as this, where possible, on Mondays children will partake in a 15 minute running session. Please ensure your child is in appropriate footwear. 


Celebrating Achievements

Each week on a Friday morning one child will be chosen for a 'Star of the Week' award and one child for a '3C' award.   
Don't forget to check the newsletter where you will see the chosen children!


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Thank you for taking the time to read our news page.  I hope you find it useful.  Please do get in touch if you have any queries.


Best Wishes


Miss G Hillier

Useful Information

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