Welcome- meet the staff team
Overview of learning
Helping your child at home
Our Year 5 children take home a range of reading books weekly and are expected to read daily at home. This should be recorded in their reading records, providing an insight into their progress and allowing for home school communication. Reading regularly is important for vocabulary development as well as speaking and listening skills. Through being exposed to a range of text styles and genres, children are also more equipped for writing independently at school. This year we are promoting Reading for Pleasure. Please do see the supporting documents below for top tips to encourage and promote Reading for Pleasure at home.
To encourage Reading for Pleasure, you can use Oxford Owl to read and listen to a variety of books on the computer or I-pad! Each class will have a log in for the children to access more books and audiobooks at home.
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ and go to ‘my class login’.
Spelling and Writing
We follow the Sounds Write Phonics Programme at Ellingham. In KS2, pupils are developing their accurate spelling and applying this knowledge to their writing. Regular exposure to the Year 5 common exception words will help your child to read and write them independently. We are extremely grateful for additional support at home to help pupils learn their weekly spellings. These websites provides useful support for grammatical concepts.
Supporting your child’s mathematical fluency is key for instant recall. Each child has a login for Times Tables Rockstars (TTRS) https://ttrockstars.com/ and we encourage children to access this regularly throughout the week.
You can also encourage your child to use their maths skills in a real-life context (eg. cooking, calculating totals when shopping).
This website has a range of games to improve factual fluency in maths. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Other useful links
BBC Bitesize (KS2) https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn