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Year 5 Welcome

Welcome to Year 5

We've reached the final term of the year, hasn't it gone quickly?!

This half term we will be competing in one of our most talked about modules - Formula 1. Together we will explore race tracks from across the globe, looking at the countries that hold the races, their distance from Birmingham and significant events from past races. We will use an online program to design, engineer and race our very own Formula 1 cars. This tricky task requires concentration and lots of resilience, as every choice we make affects the cars performance. We will look at track length, fuel needed to complete the race and most importantly - how will the weather impact on our tyre choices at pit stops?

What's happening to PLPs?

As part of the National Curriculum all children at KS2 have to take a more active role in shaping their learning journey.
We have been building towards this goal through the PLPs (Personalised Learning Plans) and children's involvement in progress meetings. We are now ready to hand over PLPs to children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to use as their tool for helping them to shape their learning.
What does this mean? 
PLPs will now belong to the child. Teachers will support the children to decide on their strengths, next steps and to choose a suitable target to last for a term. There will be 3 targets - one for a 'core' learning area, one for literacy and one for maths. 
The children will collect evidence towards their targets during the term and they will discuss their progress with their teacher during the term. Outcomes from this will form part of the progress meetings so that parents can find out how their child did and what new targets they have set. 
Progress meetings will continue to focus on Age Related Expectations (AREs) and how your child has progressed against these.

Changes in Maths groupings: Last year we trialed a new way of grouping the children in Maths in Years 3 and 6. This proved to result in very successful outcomes for the children. In light of this we are moving all the Year Groups to this style of grouping. Each year group will have two parallel groups of children working at age related expectations and two parallel groups of children working at a greater depth within the Year Group expectations. These groupings will be flexible to reflect the progress and needs of the children throughout the year.

Home - School diaries should be in school everyday, new information about reading books, trips, letters and upcoming events will be added throughout the week!

So we can get our learning off to a quick start please make sure your PE kits is in school everyday - take a look at our prospectus to double check what you need! Each item should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

The Year Group staff are

Year Leader -     Miss Willis
Class 5.1      -     Miss Sutton
Class 5.2      -     Mr Mason
Class 5.3      -     Miss Horton
Class 5.4      -     Mrs Tucker

Mrs Chauhan is the Year 5 teaching assistant.

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