- St. Peter's children come Runners-up in 'Name the Gritter' competition 19th January 2018
- Thank You to the Choir 27th November 2017
- Choir to sing at Earl Shilton's Christmas light switch on. Please return slip 21st November 2017
Thank you all so much for everything you’ve done this term. Mrs Smith, Mrs Collins and I are overwhelmed by your generosity and can’t thank you enough for the amazing gifts we have received. We hope you enjoy the Christmas holidays with your families and friends, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new year.
Mr Payne, Mrs Smith and Mrs Collins
Well that’s the first term over! It has absolutely flown by, but I think that’s because we are all enjoying it so much! We’ve had the best attendance of any class (99.1%) with 26 children achieving 100% attendance. This is fantastic and I’m so pleased with every child for how dedicated they are.
We've worked exceptionally hard over this last half term, and I’ve seen your children grow in both confidence and ability. I’m so proud of their achievements and of the young adults they are becoming. Every adult that comes into our room comments on how lovely they are! Homework is of a fantastic standard, with all children handing it in on time every week (give or take a few hiccups!) and reading targets are being met consistently - I can only thank you as parents for helping your children meet their goals.
I am thoroughly looking forward to coming back after the holiday (not normally something a teacher would say!), but that just shows how pleasant this class has been!
All the best,
Mr Payne and Mrs Smith
Well done to these children who have already received their Quality award for 10 commendations. We have somebody in this mix that has achieved their bronze award, but all will be revealed in coming weeks! Well done, and keep it up!
Due to only having half a class on Thursday, those that didn’t go to the Leisure Centre joined up with the Year 6s to play a team game of Throw Tennis. Both Miss Pritchett and I saw great sportsmanship across both year groups, and it was lovely to see the new, mature Year 5 class working as a team.
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 term is Kensuke's Kingdom, a well know Michael Morporgo classic that sees Michael, a young boy, stranded on a picturesque island in the middle of nowhere with very little chance of survival. He quickly comes to realise he is not alone on the island, and forms a great friendship with a Japanese man called Kensuke. There are numerous reading, writing, scientific and geographical opportunities surrounding this book, and I look forward to seeing the work that the class produce based on this topic. Lupus films, animators of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and 'Ethel and Ernest at Christmas' are due to release Kensuke's Kingdom as a full length film in 2019, so this is a great time to be focusing on this story.
PE will take place on both a Thursday and a Friday afternoon, so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on this day. Long hair must be tied back and earrings must be removed for health and safety reasons. Swimming will also be commencing this term, and those involved will be receiving a letter in due course.
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.
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 'Bingo Grids' will be published (both online and to take home) for children to select the homework they wish to complete. Completion dates will be provided on the grids and provide you with more information. Alongside this, a compulsory maths task and spelling practise is also expected each week.
I look forward to meeting all of you when the new term starts.
Mr Payne and Mrs Smith