When Educating the minds of our Youth we must not forget to educate their hearts. - Dalai Lama
Hello Year 5, Welcome back!
I can't wait to see you all again and for us all to have another fantastic year together learning lots of new and exciting things! We will be having the lovely support of Mrs Birch and Miss Gibson, which I'm sure your are all thrilled about. I cant wait for you to experience Year 5 and all it has to offer with some fun and exciting learning opportunities for you all. Let this year be the year you achieve and flourish into the best version of yourself inside and outside the classroom.
Children should be dropped off at either gate at 8:50am and should be in class no later than 9am.
All children should be collected from the playground at 3:30.
Year 5 PE day will be on Mondays and Thursdays. We will be returning to our usual PE kit. Children can no longer wear a hoodie. It must either be a school jumper or cardigan on top or the new PE top half zip.
Forest school will be on Tuesdays. I am eager and excited for the children to engage in these sessions and make use of of our fantastic forest school area.
We will continue to use Class Dojo regularly this year, so please check this frequently so you don't miss crucial information or dates. If you have any queries or concerns please contact me via DOJO and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible. Throughout the year, I will update our class page with what has been going in class along with any badge/certificate winners.
Please can I ask that you label both your child's uniform and PE kit on their return to school in September. This will make it easier for us to find if it is misplaced.
Learning our times tables is very important. It underpins most of our Math such as counting, number bonds and place value. If children can get a firm grasp of their times tables then they have a solid arithmetical foundation for problem-solving. In school, we use TT Rock Stars. Your child should be aware of their log in but if they have lost this please contact me. This is a fun way and interactive way to learn their times tables. We will have an in class display showing their rock status so playing it as much as possible is very important.
A good education is a foundation for a better future. - Elizabeth Warren
Reading is crucial for a child's academic and overall language development therefore it is crucial as caregivers we do all we can to provide solid foundations for children to read. Not only does frequent reading increase children fluency and confidence but it also helps bridge and develop children language acquisition. Therefore, it is crucial you read to your child at least 3 times a week and record this in their purple reading records. Reading record books should be brought to school in their reading book bags everyday. We will continue our 'Look who got caught reading' raffle this year with prizes to be won every week.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Homework will be set each Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. It will consist of either one piece of Math or English work focusing on the skills learned that week. We encourage you to become involved with supporting your child in their learning by supporting them during their homework task.
Please click on the images below. Year 5 is a crucial year which prepares the children for SATS. Therefore additional studying when free to consolidate knowledge will benefit your Childs academic achievement.
Internet safety for children is a top priority when children browse the web. It is important to safeguard them from dangers such as obscenity, malwares, scams, phishing, identify theft, cyberbullying etc. Please take a look at the following links for more information.