Your class teacher is Mr Jones, supported by Miss McDermott.
Here you will find useful information about our class, as well as photographs of what we have been doing in school.
PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We will be aiming to run the mile on Thursdays to avoid confusion as to when the children need their PE kits.
Signed by parents over the weekend and by the class teacher on a Monday.
Please feel free to use your child's planner as a means of communication if you would like to pass on any messages.
You will also find my school email in their planner if you would prefer to use that.
Homework will continue to be given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. If your child is unable to complete this at home they will have the chance to do so in school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes at homework club.
This term's creative curriculum is entitled 'my world'. Further details will be sent out over the coming weeks.
Children in Year 5 are expected to spend 1 hour on their homework each week. This will consist of spelling practise and a maths homework relating to the work covered in class that week. It is expected that your child reads for at least 10 minutes each night as part of their homework from school. It would be really appreciated if you could encourage your child to do this.
Children are welcome to take books from the KS2 library as well as our class library and read them at home.
Bug Club is now up and running and login details can be found in children's planners. We will be using Bug Club in guided reading sessions, and children will occasionally be set grammar and spelling activities to complete as homework.
Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday, after your child has had chance to practise over the weekend. Each week, spellings will be updated on the learning platform for you to access at home and practise online!
For the past two years, as part of a whole school effort, each class took part in a weekly 1 mile run. The benefits resulting from this were fantastic! Not only was it evident that children were getting fitter and therefore healthier, but it was also clear that they were becoming more confident, with some children applying their new found determination to their work ethic in the classroom.
We are keen to continue running at least once a week and ask you to please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear in school so that they are able to take part.
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We aim to run the mile each week as a full year group. We had a fantastic start to the mile run last Thursday (14/9/17) and all finished in 12 minutes 47 seconds. The children showed amazing team spirit, and kept each other motivated no matter what speed they were going. We were really proud of their efforts and are excited to improve week on week!