Welcome to Year 5. As Year 5 is part of Upper Key Stage we have very high expectations for behaviour as we are role models to the rest of the school. We have extra responsibilities such as being playground leaders and in the Summer term we support the Reception children during lunchtimes.
Who Are the Teachers
Mrs Parsons (Class Teacher)
Miss Sands (TA)
Mr Clifton (Class Teacher)
Mrs Bennett (TA)
Important Things to Know
P.E. kits are expected to always be in school.
P.E. lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
In the winter months P.E. lessons will be outside, so it is worthwhile having a grey tracksuit.
Children who do not have their P.E. kit in school will be doing PE in their uniform or in one of our spare P.E. kits.
Please avoid sending your child to school wearing earrings on P.E. days.
English, Maths and Spellings homework will be set every Friday to be handed in on a Wednesday.
Spellings will be tested on a Tuesday.
Homework should take no more than half an hour per subject. If your child is stuck, please encourage them to come and see their Class Teacher, before the due date, so that we can help them. Occasionally, project homework will be set that will take a number of weeks to complete; these might replace the separate English and Maths homework.
The children are expected to complete a minimum of three signed reads per week in their reading diary.
Reading books and diaries should be in school every day. They will be checked each Friday.
The School uses a wide variety of reading schemes that directly link with the National Bookband Scheme.
We expect to see three signed reads per week.
You do not have to listen to your child read and we do not specify what they are reading – just that they are reading regularly. If your child is having a difficulty with choosing books then please ask them to come and speak to one of the Year 5 team. We do not have a set day to renew or change reading books but we will give the children an opportunity to do this at several times during the week.
Please **** NO NUTS ****
Children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at break time and are encouraged to have a bottle of water in the classroom to keep hydrated.
If there are any questions or concerns, please drop in to see the Class Teacher or leave a note in your child’s reading diary. We are here to help.
Please see the termly overviews to see in detail what is taught in each term.