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Year 5

Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you all had a fantastic summer and are well rested ready for the new and exciting challenges in Year 5! We are looking forward to a great time together. Please find below some useful information about Year 5.

Miss Leach will primarily be teaching Y5 with Mrs Fullick teaching on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Gurney teaching alternative Monday mornings. The teaching assistant for Year 5 is Mrs Kelly.

 

Home-learning:  

  • Weekly spellings will be sent home in specific spelling books; these words will fit with the spelling teaching that will take place during the week.
  • English will be a short grammar activity mat which will support the children in developing their writing skills and retention of key terms.
  • Maths will continue as a weekly ‘My Maths’ activity.
  • Homework books will be handed out on a Friday and will need to be returned on a Wednesday for marking.
  • If your child needs any support with the homework, please encourage them to attend homework club on a Tuesday lunchtime in the Year 5 classroom.

Reading:

Your child has a Reading Record Diary.  Please sign each time your child reads to you.  These are checked weekly and it is expected that there are at least three entries per week.  It is the responsibility of your child to independently change a finished reading book. We encourage children to read for a sustained period of time (30 minutes is the recommended time and this will help the children to develop reading stamina in preparation for assessments). Please talk to your child about the book they’re reading, why they enjoy it and also discuss the punctuation that has been used and any words they do not understand.

PE: 
The PE for the first half term will be Dance on Thursdays and Yoga on Fridays. PE in the second half of the Autumn (after October half term) will be Hockey on Mondays and Real PE on Tuesdays. Your child must have their PE kit in school throughout the week.  PE kit is black shorts / tracksuit bottoms, white PE shirt and the option of a red sweatshirt in colder weather.  Correct PE shoes must be worn.

I hope that you find this new year information useful. There will be further updates and communication throughout the term, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself if you have any concerns or you would simply like more information. The best way to reach me is to send a message on Class DoJo.

I am very much looking forward to working with everyone!

Kind Regards,

J. Leach

 

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