Welcome to Hamptworth class

Year 5

Teachers: Miss Alice Bignell and Mrs Cathryn Malmberg

TAs: Mrs Sue Wheeler-Osman, Mrs Emma Coleman and Miss Laura Zanetti


Sensational Me! 

What fantastic Sensational Summer projects our class have produced following the optional holiday home learning task - they really are sensational!

End of Year 5 Expectations; Parent Leaflet - Year 5.pdf

Please remind yourselves of our home learning expectations below! 

Home-learning expectations:

Reading - All Year 5 children are expected to read their own choice of book independently (and regularly to an adult) a minimum of three times each week.  Most children choose to read daily! Copies of 'First News' are available in school to borrow and via First News iHub.  We also encourage membership of the local libraries and use of the school library.

They should record the pages read in the homework diary and get an adult to sign/vouch for each week.  

Guided reading, 'Topic', English, Maths - see section below for weekly expectations. 

Presentation skills - are very important and all home-learning writing should try to be neat and presented well enough to go straight into their curriculum book. Please try to keep the size of projects/research to A3/A4 so they can fit into the child’s book.   Typing instead of writing is fine but please make sure the child does not cut and paste huge chunks of text from the internet – we’d rather see less and make it the child’s own work.  The children will be encouraged to develop their skills in Word and Publisher this year

Organisation - All Year 5 children are expected to have their green 'Reading, Spelling and Homework Diary' in class daily.  We recommend they use a document folder to help with organisation. Pencil cases and personal stationary items are allowed in class on Fridays only but should stay at home for the rest of the week. Please note that any personal items of monetary or emotional value must be checked in at the office if for any reason they must be at school. 

PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons but IN TERM 1 ONLY - it will be Thursday at the recreation ground doing Football and Tri Golf and Friday doing Netball with Mrs Hayward at school.  

Children should expect timetable changes, extra practice sessions and clubs – so should HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY.  Each Monday make sure your have the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead.

Children should take their PE kit home every weekend to be washed in time for Monday so that it does not become unhygienic. Mouth guards should be regularly brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove any built-up debris, before rinsing in hot water. The case should also be cleaned regularly. 

The following was updated on 03/11/2017 (Remember to read this purple section every week!) 

This term's curriculum letter: 


Homework set Friday 10th October for Friday 17th October

Log in to First News using your unique user name and password which are recorded in your home learning diaries. You must complete at least three First News activities additional to any that you might have completed this week. 

First News works on mobile and tablet devices. 

Spelling suitcases given on Tuesday by Mrs Malmberg - to be practiced weekly. 

A note on homework: Please ensure your child has A4 lined paper and a suitable blue pen to write their homework with. Typed homework is perfectly acceptable provided it is organic (ie, not copied and pasted) The expectation of the standard of homework is the same as that at school. The children will be issued a folder in which to keep their homework flat and secure each week.