Welcome to Year 5
The Year 5 team for 2023 -2024 are:
5F - Mrs Fennell
5A - Mr Al-Ramadani
5G - Mrs Gentry
We are also lucky to have a team of fantastic teaching assistants who are always here to lend a friendly hand:
If you have any questions regarding your child's learning, please send your class teacher a message via seesaw.
Members of the Senior Leadership Team and several Year 5 teachers and TAs will also be available on the playground and gates each morning.
Welcome to Year 5
We hope you all had a relaxing Summer! We are so excited to welcome you into the very top end of Templars and the last phase of your time at primary school! This is certainly a thrilling time with you belonging to the group of pupils that we turn to as role models for the younger students. Whilst extremely exciting, we know that starting Year 5 is a big step and might seem a bit daunting! But don't worry- we believe in every single one of you and know that each day you will surprise yourselves with just what you can achieve! So long as you bring your best selves to school with those positive mindsets and huge smiles every single day, there is no end to what you might discover about our world and yourselves! The Year 5 team are your personal cheerleaders, supporting you all the way to your goals and here to pick you up and encourage you when things get tough. If you ask nicely, we may even get some pom-poms!
Get ready to make us proud!
In Year 5 we will go on a tremendous learning journey together! We will start in Anglo Saxon England before travelling through the Scandinavian lands of the Vikings. We will take a step back in time at Tamworth Castle to discover more about their lives. After Christmas, our journey will soar through the skies and take us into the mysterious realms of galaxies far and wide as we uncover the secrets of space! We will gaze up into the sky to learn more about our amazing solar system. Finally, we will return to our feet being firmly on Earth....just the other side of it! We will study the ancient civilisations of South America such as the Aztecs and Mayans, as well as the vast, luscious expanses of rainforest that exist in this part of the world throughout the Summer. You will even get to tread your own path through the exotic greenery of a real rainforest at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Year 5 children absolutely love Maths! This is the year when the numbers get larger and your knowledge really starts to widen. You are sure to impress your family with the skills and methods you will learn. You will be pointing out angles, shapes and calculating measurements and money wherever you go in no time at all! We also enjoy writing using Sentence Stacking in Year 5 and we can't wait to see the stories, newspaper reports, poems and double paged spreads that you will create! We celebrate fantastic readers in Year 5 and will share our own books with you during our reading lessons. However, please send us your recommendations based on what you have enjoyed reading at home too: teachers always need books to read! We hope you enjoy your new reading records to document the amazing reading you do at home!
Every Child, Every Day, Every Chance!
Every child is welcome here,
Every day is a new opportunity,
Every chance will be taken,
Our strength lies in our community.
Remember- you are all this child, you can all make a difference every day, and we will give all of you every single chance to be the very best version of yourself.
Y5's Top Tips For A Terrific Time At Templars
-Come to school on time and try not to miss any days!
-Always bring a smile, a positive attitude and be ready to be part of our huge team!
-Say "Yes I can" at least once a day!
-Embrace your adults and fellow children as one big family and show them all respect and kindness!
-Be a responsible reader! Read to an adult every day!
-Complete your home learning on Seesaw so that you are as super speller!
-Use TT Rockstars to learn all 12 times tables!
-Teach and tell your grown ups all about your learning at school! They will love to learn alongside you!
-Encourage your grown ups to download Seesaw and to join twitter so they can keep up with all things #TemplarsTeamY5
These are the days each class has P.E, however we advise bringing in their P.E kits on a Monday and leaving them in school until the end of the week. P.E kits consist of: plain white t-shirt, black shorts or bottoms and trainers.
5A - Wednesday
5F - Tuesday
5G - Wednesday
We are all looking forward to starting our block of swimming lessons. These take place at the Xcel centre. They will attend every day for two weeks. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask your child's class teacher.
5G - Monday 3rd June - Friday 14th June
5A - Monday 17th June - Friday 28th June
5F - Monday 1st July - Friday 12th July
We will be walking to and from the Xcel centre. All children will need to bring their swimsuit in a separate bag. Girls will require a one piece swimming costume and boys swim shorts (must be above the knee). All children will also need to bring a towel and refillable water bottle. No jewellery is to be worn on swimming days so please ensure any earrings are removed.
Keep up with learning, resources and challenges with the Year 5 teachers on Twitter: