It has been lovely to welcome our class back as Year 5’s, it has been a long break from school routines for them and we are really impressed with how well they have adapted to the new routines in school. As we return after such a long break, things will be slightly different for a while but we still have an exciting range of activities planned, details of which can be found on the puzzle plan attached with this letter.
The children will continue to be taught by Miss Bell on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Fitton for the rest of the week. The class will also be taught by Mrs Fullick on a Wednesday afternoon.
Due to Covid guidance classroom routines will be a little different this year but the children are already adapting to this new ‘normal’. We still expect them to be responsible for their own learning and to remember when they need to wear PE kit or complete homework activities.
For the first half term, as the children settle back in, homework will consist only of spellings and tables with tests on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. As well as this, the children are expected to read regularly and quiz on AR.
PE – For the first half of this term our PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children need to come to school in their PE kits, with either a PE jumper or school cardigan or jumper for warmth. They will also need to bring their school shoes in their bag in case their trainers get wet or muddy.
Reading – The children are already working on the Accelerated Reader programme and this will continue in Year 5. Children can still quiz at home but will also have a chance to quiz in school. All children will regularly read in class and they are expected to be responsible for changing their own reading books from our class library during our after lunch reading time.
Wellies – Please could the children have a pair of wellies in school at all times so that we are able to use all outdoor areas at lunchtime whatever the weather.
We are really looking forward to working with your children again this term. If you do have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us via email or dojo.
Catherine Fitton and Michelle Bell