Welcome to Class 17.
We are looking forward to greeting the new Year 5s in September and welcoming them back into our school community. We hope that you have all enjoyed a restful and relaxing break from learning over the Summer Holidays and are as excited to be back as we are! To make sure that everything runs smoothly and that the children settle back into their learning easily, we have a lovely team. The Class Teacher is Mrs. Edwards. Miss Yeo, Mrs Element and Miss Bradley make up the rest of the team; always on hand with their support.
PE will take place on Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon. It will be outside whatever the weather so please make sure the children have jogging bottoms as well as a hoodie or sweatshirt just in case the sun isn't shining!
As the children will undoubtedly be returning with new uniform, lunch boxes etc, please take the time to label ALL belongings. It is still very warm in the classrooms so the children will need a water bottle for the class. 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.
Your Home School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading.
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. Spellings will also be recorded in the Home School Diary as well as keeping track of reading for enjoyment.
As these things are so important, we ask that parents listen to the children read 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 collecting 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 a selection of short stories, which I know they will all enjoy, before moving onto ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ which is a children’s classic. In Numeracy, we will focus on greater maths fluency and increasing confidence in written methods of calculation. During the afternoons, our history topic will be Groovy Greeks.
Look out for more information on the curriculum that we will be studying over the course of the year in order to support your child as much as possible. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary as well as log in details for TTRS and Google Classroom.