Year 5

A big hello to you all and welcome to Year 5. We are looking forward to a really busy and exciting year with lots of amazing learning already planned. The classroom door will be open at 8.55am and school will begin at 9.00am please ensure your children are arriving on time for school every day.

 

This half term we will be developing our skills as a geographer by beginning our road trip around the USA, which we will dip in and out of throughout the year. We will also be exploring evolution and inheritance in science, and researching the artist Banksy in order to replicate his style.

 

In English, we are writing formal letters based on our ‘Wonder’ whole class book. We will then move onto writing and designing our own leaflets to advertise New York City.

 

In Maths for the Autumn Term we will cover position and direction, place value, addition and subtraction.

We will be more than happy to see you at 8.55am or 3.30pm if there are any concerns in school that you wish to discuss.

Kind Regards,

Miss Gibson

 

Now the children are in Year 5 they will have the option of walking to and from school independently. If this is something you wish your child/children to do you will need to fill in consent form available from the office or myself during the first week.

Class Teachers

Year 5 Teachers
Miss Gibson

Support Teachers
Mrs Hoult & Mrs Schofield

Important Dates

Times tables parent workshop – 5th October

Handwriting parent workshop – 10th October

School Photos – 12th October

Harvest festival – 25th October

Training day – Friday 26th October

 

Class Downloads

Class Information

P.E. Information

Homework grids will be in books in the first week of each half term. I will collect homework books on a Monday to be marked.

It is the child’s responsibility to hand it in. It is expected that all children achieve at least Bronze award and they will be encouraged to go to homework club when this is not achieved at home.

 

Year 5 P.E. is Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has their full kit for those days.  The kit is:

·         White t-shirt

·         Blue shorts/joggers

·         Socks

·         Trainers

If your child does not have a P.E kit they will still take part in P.E but will be asked to use one from the spare kit box.

 

Library Books Information

Library day: Monday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books: Reading books need to be back in on a Friday. Only books with comments will be changed.

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Homework grids will be in books in the first week of each half term. Mrs Fenna will collect these on a Tuesday to check and mark homework. They are returned either Tuesday or Wednesday.

It is the child’s responsibility to hand it in. It is expected that all children achieve at least Bronze award and they will be encouraged to go to homework club when this is not achieved at home.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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