Welcome to Year 5
Hello and welcome to Year 5 from Mr Minett, Miss Tweddell, Mr Norton and Mrs Carey - the Year 5 Teaching Team!
As the children begin to prepare for the transition to secondary school, Upper Key Stage 2 is quite often one of the most memorable times in a child'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 and the wider school community.
In Year 5, we will be working hard to promote the six R's of our school: the values of respect, resilience, responsibility, readiness, reflectiveness and resourcefulness within every aspect of our learning. We will provide all of the children with as many opportunities as possible to grow, learn and develop as individuals and most importantly to have fun and enjoy their time at school as they fulfil both their academic and personal potential.
Year 5 Staff
Mr Minett will be the class teacher in Year 5. During release time, for planning, assessment and school leadership Mrs Carey will teach the class on a Thursday. Our teaching assistants will be Mr Norton and Miss Tweddell, who will provide high quality in class support for all of the children across the week.
PE and Swimming
As a result of the restrictions in place surrounding COVID19 we are unfortunately not able to continue with our swimming lessons in Year 5. This will remain the case until further notice.
Our class PE day will be a Monday when children will be required to bring (or wear) trainers to school.
On PE days children are required to come into school in appropriate PE kit as school PE kit will not be provided in line with COVID guidance.
Suggested PE Kit
Boys - Tracksuit Trousers, T Shirt, Jumper & Trainers
Girls - Tracksuit Trousers/Leggings, T Shirt, Jumper & Trainers
There are no colour requirements - Please do not feel the need to buy new PE kit for this period.
It is extremely important for the children to continue to read regularly at home. To support children in home reading they will be given a reading record to take home and record their reading. Children are expected to read for at least 15 minutes per day during the week and will always have a school reading book, which is linked to their Accelerated Reader ZPD. Children must record their reading in their reading record and ideally it will be signed by an adult. Children will be required to bring their reading record into school to be checked by their teacher every 2 weeks. Reading records will be quarantined in school for 3 days before being returned to be taken home. Reading books will be given out on a Monday and returned to school on a Friday. Once returned, books will be put into a quarantine box for 72 hours – children will be able to select new reading books once old books are returned.
Spellings, following a pattern or rule, will be handed out on a Friday to be learned for the following Friday. We will practice these spellings in school in addition to what the children do at home although practicing spellings at home is essential.
End of Day Collection
Again, in line with COVID guidance, we are operating a staggered end of day collection. The Year 5 collection time is 3:00pm from Gate B. Children in Year 5 may be collected earlier only if they have a younger sibling in school who has an earlier collection time. This approach again helps us to reduce unnecessary contact and grouping and again we thank you for your co-operation and understanding. Please be assured that if your child is collected with a sibling before 3:00pm, they will not miss any taught content as we have adapted our teaching to incorporate this.
Permission to Walk To/From School Alone
In the current climate, and with the associated risks of COVID, children walking home from school on their own has been suspended until further notice.
Get in touch
The rules are different in terms of contact between yourself and staff, but I want to ensure that if there are any queries at all, then please telephone the office and I will help the best I can or get back in touch ASAP.