Well done to Dylan, Ronny, Jess M, Izabel and Kaleb for getting their Quality Awards for 10 commendations so early in the academic year! Jess C also received the first handwriting of this academic year! Well done to our class 5 superstars!
Welcome to Class 5!
Mrs Smith and I are pleased to welcome you to the Class 5 webpage. Check back here regularly for updates, information, pictures and insights into what goes on in our Year 5 classroom.
Autumn Term - Key Information
Our class reader for this half term is Skellig, a well know David Almond classic that sees main character Michael move into a new home and quickly discover an old man in the derelict garage. He quickly comes to realise that 'Arthur Itus' is not any normal man, and along with his friend Mina, manages to nurse him back to good health. There are numerous reading, writing, and science opportunities surrounding this book, and I look forward to seeing the work that the class produce based on this topic. There is a film adaptation of this book starring Alexander Armstrong and Tim Roth which we will be watching to support the reading material.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school throughout the week, as although PEis timetabled for Wednesdays, there may be additional opportunities throughout the week. Long hair must be tied back and earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons (or tape needs to be supplied for us to cover ears). There is no swimming this year.
Your child needs to maintain the high standard of reading they partake in whilst at school, so please can all children be reading at home on a regular basis. They will be reading to an adult in school on a weekly basis, and will be provided with targets to accomplish at home to stretch and motivate them. I am currently in the process of writing a small blog about reading with your children at home, including fun ideas to engage them and make it more interesting for both parents and children. I will publish that here when it is completed, and you can let me know how you are getting on!
Homework books will be provided to children when we start back, and we expect these to be treated in the same way that in-school exercise books are; presented beautifully, treated with care and completed to the best of your child's ability. Homework will consist of a compulsory maths task issued from our Rising Stars scheme of learning, with spelling practise also expected each week.
Please ensure your child comes to school with a water bottle so they can remain hydrated throughout the day. There is no need for pencil cases to be brought into school, as we have provided any equipment that may be needed across all of the subjects, and they tend to prove distracting in the classroom.
I look forward to meeting all of you throughout this term. If you need to speak to me, please email email@example.com and I will arrange a mutually convenient time.