Class Teacher: Mr Leahy
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kidgell
Learning Support Assistant: Miss Bradley and Mrs Morgan
Hello and welcome to Class 5,
I am very excited and looking forward to another fun, hardworking and successful term in Class 5. Our class page will include lots of important notices and information about our upcoming learning so please remember to check back regularly for any updates. Keep your eyes peeled for any photos of your learning on our class page and on Twitter too!
In English this term we are looking at a variety of books and we will be learning new sounds in phonics, this term our focus is phase 3 and 5. This term we will be analysing a variety of fictional and non-fictional books linking to our topics of ‘Toy Museum' and 'Wonderful World'. Throughout the term we will be developing our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills to further develop their writing ability. We will also be learning to use ‘and’ to link words and using the personal pronoun I within our writing. We will also be practising to spell the days of the week and writing and reading the 45 year one common exception words. As part of guided reading we will explore a variety of texts which will give the opportunity to develop their skills in fluency and comprehension.
To help your child at home, please read with them at least 3 times a week using their book that they take home and their BugClub account. Books will be changed every Monday. We will be continuing our reading BINGO throughout the summer term so there are lots of prizes to be won!
This term our topics will be Toy Museum and Wonderful World. In Toy Museum we will be learning about everyday materials and their properties. Looking at old and new toys and how toys have changed through living memory. We will also be having a go at making our own toy!
In Wonderful World we will be learning about different animals that live in both hot and cold countries. We will be learning about animal classes focusing on what they eat, what they look like and exploring their senses. We will also be learning about different continents and countries from around the world.
Our PE lessons will take place on Monday and Friday. PE kits (white t-shirt, red shorts and trainers) are to be kept in school and will be sent home half-termly to be washed. Please can you include a cold weather P.E. Kit (plain joggers and sweatshirt) as a number of PE lessons will take place outside.
With so many exciting things going on in school, there will be lots to talk about on those journeys home. Make sure you’re impressing your parents and telling them all about your learning. Don’t forget to check out our Twitter page too – there are lots of photos of our wonderful learning!
Behaviour and attitude to learning – the key to success!
In Class 5, we have very high expectations of exceptional behaviour and attitudes to learning. All children are expected to stay on green by following the school rules, listening carefully and trying their best. However, they should be striving for gold by showing the Ghyllgrove Learning Powers. You should aim to be getting your green certificates to take home every Friday to show your parents how fabulous you have been at school.
All of the staff in Class 5 will work tireless to ensure everybody does their best this year. We will regularly hear the children read and set them number challenges too, so look out for updates in the home school diaries.
In order to help your child achieve and accelerate their progress, we ask for the following commitments from you at home too:
We are incredibly lucky to have access to some fantastic online resources, which will also support their learning too. Your child’s login details are included at the front of their Home School Diary.
Bug Club (Reading):
Please remember, if you have ANY concerns during the year then come and see us. We will always help you if we know about anything that is worrying you. We want to keep everybody at Ghyllgrove safe, happy and learning.