Class 17 - Year 5
Class Teacher: Mrs C. Edwards
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs S. Burnett
Learning Support Assistants: Miss Murphy, Mrs Tungate and Mrs Johnson
Welcome back to the Summer Term Class 17!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back into our school community. We hope that you have all enjoyed a restful and relaxing break from learning over the Easter Break and are as excited to be back as we are!
What to Bring to School
As before, please take the time to label ALL belongings that the children bring into school. As the weather is warming up, it is very important for the children to have a water bottle for the class, particularly on P.E. days. As we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have water only in the classrooms. Please note, there are no fountains available so a water bottle is essential. At break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. All other equipment will be provided. Please leave pencil cases at home to enjoy when you get home.
PE will be on Fridays and children will need to wear their P.E. Kit to school. Just a reminder that our PE kit consists of red shorts, white top and trainers. Black joggers and a black sweatshirt or hoodie are great for when it is colder, especially as PE is always outdoors come rain or shine.
Swimming will take place on Wednesdays. The children will need to bring their costume, towel and swimming hats. If they have a verruca, rubber socks must be worn.
Homework is uploaded onto Google Classroom on Fridays and is due back on Tuesdays. There will be one piece of maths and one piece of English. As well as that, the children are expected to read aloud to an adult at least three times a week. Additionally, they need to keep practising times tables and spellings.
Home School Diaries
Your Home School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading. In the front of the diary you will find the login details you need for some of our wonderful online resources, such as TTRS, Bug Club and Google Classrooms.
This year, there will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart as this is especially important in Year 5. The children will be able to see the progress they make towards GOLD as this is recorded in their Home School Diary alongside weekly spellings.
As these things are so important, we ask that parents listen to the children read at least three times a week to encourage a love of books as well as supporting them with any times tables and spellings that they bring home. When you listen to your children read, this can be recorded in their Home School Diary and will count towards reading certificates which are awarded in assemblies in order to celebrate their progress.
We look forward to forming a really good partnership between home and school. To further this, there are lots of certificates to be earned for reading at home and an achievement scheme for learning times table facts. Look forward to your children bringing home lots of certificates!
Excitingly, we have NEW books online the children can access using Active Learn. Use the school login: srtt - along with your child's username and password. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collect new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!
In English, your children will be reading 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' , which I know they will all enjoy. In Maths, we will continue to focus on greater fluency and increasing confidence in all written methods. During the afternoons, our topic will be Summit To Sea in Summer 1 and it will then move onto Invaders and Settlers in Summer 2.
For more information on the curriculum there are documents below which outline what the children will be learning this term. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary.