Mr Ainsworth - Teacher
Hi, my name is Mr. Ainsworth and I am a Year 5 teacher and Science subject leader. I love teaching and preparing children for life beyond the classroom. Outside school, I enjoy spending time with friends, family and watching sports. I also enjoy spending time mountain biking and walking in the Lake District.
Mrs Latham - Teaching Assistant
My connection to this school began before I was born as my granddad was the caretaker and my dad came here as a boy. I joined year 4 in 1966 before attending Park High School until 1972 when I began work for Colne Borough Council. I qualified in Business Studies before leaving in 1979 to have the first of my three children. I then studied ‘Supporting children with a Special Educational Need’ on Lancashire County Council training and have worked here since 1997.
It is very important to share your learning with your family so that they can support you throughout the year.Keep your eye on our webpage for updated class news, pictures of our day to day life in 5F. We have outside class experiences planned, internal visits and many other engaging and interesting activities to help promote and progress your learning.
|Year 5||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|A Kingdom United||Food, Glorious Food!||Earthlings||Inventors and Inventions||Amazon Adventure||Faster, Higher, Stronger|
|Music||Design and Technology||Music||Design and Technology||Science||Science|
|History||Science||Art and Design||Science||Design and Technology||Art and Design|
|Physical Education||Art and Design||Music|
|Esafety, Computing Networks|
The teaching of reading needs to be a partnership between school and home. Children are required to read and discuss texts read to an adult, at home, at least four times a week. Parents are encouraged to fill in the child`s Reading Log so that the teacher can monitor and assess accordingly.
The children will also experience daily Guided Reading sessions where they will read to an adult and complete appropriate follow on tasks independently.
Children love being read to so we do this as teachers, sharing class novels on a regular basis and we would encourage parents to read at home to their children as often as possible.
Good examples of children’s work are celebrated each week. They are published on the Pobble website and displayed in the KS2 hall which gives children a sense of achievement and pride in what they have created.
Children will be provided with a spelling list giving example words for a particular letter string, spelling rule or word part. They will then also be tested on additional words to make sure they can apply their knowledge.
For example, if your child is learning ‘-ough’ words their spelling list may contain the words bough, cough and though and then they may also be tested on words that do not appear on their list such as thought.
They will be given an additional 2 words each week not linked to the spelling rules but are words from the National Curriculum that Year 5 children are expected to know.
These are statutory word lists provided by the government and children must learn to read and spell the words below.
Knowledge of the all times tables and related division facts are critical to ensure progress in Year 5. If the children lack confidence in their times tables they will struggle to work at the required speed and accuracy and therefore will not reach expected levels. It is important that children practice these at home with an adult at every opportunity (a quick fire test orally or written, no longer than 10 minutes per session is needed).
Please could you ensure that your child brings his/her P.E. kit (T shirt, shorts and pumps) in a small bag to be left in school throughout the week. With many children’s clothing being similar it prevents ‘falling out’ if all these items have names in them!
All classes taken by class teacher unless highlighted.
Other half termly activities encourage children’s creativity linked to the current topic studied. We try to make these activities fun and creative, where parents and children can work together either through research or hands on tasks.