Welcome to Year 5
A warm welcome from Miss Donnelly, Mrs Bolton and Mrs Roll to the Year 5 class page.
As they begin to prepare for the transition to secondary school, Upper Key Stage 2 is quite often one of the most memorable times in a person's school life. Year 5 sees the start of this, with a great number of opportunities for the children to take more responsibility - both for their own learning and in the way they act as role models within our school community.
We will be working hard to keep our class safe, whilst providing them with lots of opportunities to learn, have fun and grow up to fulfil both their academic and personal potential.
If there is every anything we can do (or that you feel we need to know), please don't hesitate to get in touch.
At present, my non-contact time with the class will be on a Wednesday morning. During this time, Mr Grey (our PPA teacher) will teach the class, supported by Mrs Bolton.
PE will take place on a Monday and Thursday afternoon during the Autumn term.
Please ensure that an appropriate PE kit is brought into school; plain white or red t shirt, black or navy shorts (tracksuit bottoms/leggings in cold weather) and trainers/plimsoles. If possible, I would appreciate if kit could be left in school throughout the week or, even better, for the entire half-term. This will mean they are able to feel more comfortable during class PE sessions and not have to worry about forgetting/not having kit on a weekly basis.
Please note that homework will be given out on a Thursday afternoon; if you are unsure whether home learning has been given out then please ask me to make sure. It is expected that your child should return this the following Tuesday, therefore giving them ample time to complete it. There is a Homework Club on Monday lunchtime for children who need specific, extra support with their homework though homework should generally be done at home wherever possible.
Children in year 5 are expected to read daily for 10-15 minutes. We do not expect them to bring longer books into school each day but we do expect to see a record of each time they have read in their diaries. If you have any questions regarding reading please come and see me.
Each week we will learn a spelling patter or rule. The children will practise the spellings in class and then be given 5-10 spellings to learn on a Thursday. Spelling tests will take place on a Wednesday afternoon.
In year 5, we have a hamster. He is adorable and goes by the name of Mr. Nibbles. The children learn how to care for him and ensure he is safe throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to take him home over the weekend if they wish to do so. Please let me know if you want your child to keep him over the weekend .