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Chaffinches – Year 5


Teacher: Mr P Morgan

Teaching assistant: Mrs Noyce

Term 1 and Home Learning


Welcome to the Chaffinch Class page! This term our topic is Anglo-Saxons. Please feel free to do any additional work or projects to do with this- there may be space for some of these on our class display smiley.


It seemed as if the launch of the new home learning has been a success. It may take time getting used to it, but I feel that having everything on this page will really benefit us all and make life easier. Tasks will be added to our class page by Monday of each week and these will run alongside learning in school. This will enable you to continue to support your child’s learning in a meaningful way and enables us to work together effectively. It is important that children complete the home learning each week and get into the routine of working from home. Home learning partnerships with school are crucial in supporting your child’s success and we very much look forward to working alongside you.



Good handwriting is crucial to assist fluency and writing stamina. To this end we are going to be working really hard on handwriting across the school this term. Ensuring children sit correctly and hold their pencil correctly is very important. On our class pages we will share our focus for each term so that you can support your children at home accordingly. 

Our current focus is letter formation 



We are so happy that we can begin to share reading books with our children again. Please encourage your child to record their reading in their record book. There are also two book reviews at the back of the record books which your children will be asked to complete at some point during the year. We have talked about how to use the reading record books as a place to record the book your child is reading, to write down any recommendations, to record new vocabulary and write down the meaning of the word, or phrase, and to write book reviews. There are also two help sheets glued in their books to help you as an adult when you discuss a book with them. At this stage, your child is aiming to read fluently with expression. They also need to check that they comprehend the text, so that is why discussing it is so important. Within the text, there should be are a few words they do not know , otherwise the book is probably too easy for them.


Ideally, your child is reading daily. This can include their book, instructions, newspapers, magazines etc.

We will provide a reading text, or text with comprehension questions, for your child and we might then refer to it the following week in lessons. There may be questions to answer, which you can discuss or record, as you wish.


I hope everyone was successful last week in navigating and completing their set work on Professor Assessor. Remember, if you encounter any issues, please let me know so I can see if I can help :) It is really beneficial to see the area which we need to cover more from the analysis of your completed home learning. Do not worry if there are questions you find tricky!


Professor Assessor- Using their log in, your child will be able to access their weekly home learning task set through Professor Assessor. Your child may initially need some support to navigate the platform (logging on and accessing the tasks) but we politely request that you allow them to complete the questions as independently as possible. (They may need a pen and paper to make notes as they complete the tasks.) This will enable us to use the completed home learning to provide focused support where required.


Times Tables- Please can you continue to help your child to learn these as they need quick recall of the times table facts in order to access other maths in Year 5 in addition to using their TT Rockstars account.

KIRF term 1 focus



At the start of the autumn term, we test the children on the Year 1, 2 ,3 and 4 spelling rules to see which ones we need to revisit. These rules are very important and are in many words which we all use on a daily basis, so the children really need to know them and how to apply them. These skills will enable the children to extend their vocabulary as they will be able to both read and write more words. We do explain to the children that although the rules help with most words, it is the fact that there are always exceptions, and these need to be learnt as well. 

We have a record of how the children did in these assessments at the start of term and we will re-assess at the end of term 1.


Please remember to practise the words set in a variety of fun ways and also look over the year 3/4 and 5/6 statutory spelling lists which are also below. 


Oranges 21/9/20

This week your spelling words contain the /ij/ sound on the end of a word following a long vowel sound.

(There are also two common misspelt words at the end too).

Apples 21/9/20

This week your spelling words contain the /ij/ sound on the end of a word following a long vowel sound.

(There are also two common misspelt words at the end too).

Raspberries 21/9/20

This week your spelling words contain the /ij/ sound on the end of a word following a long vowel sound.

Pineapples 21/9/20

This week your spelling words contain the /ij/ sound on the end of a word following a long vowel sound.









































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