"There is a supportive family feel to the school, and pastoral care is a key strength. Most parents are happy with the school and agree that their children are happy, safe and making good progress." Ofsted 2017
Welcome to Year 5! This year we will be focusing on making children feel safe and happy to come to school. We have worked extremely hard to create a fun and interactive curriculum for your child and would love the support from home. In Kenya class, your child is now one of the eldest in the school and will take on the additional responsibility of being a positive role model for the younger children.
Please see the reminders below to help ensure a successful school year.
Reading: The children should be reading daily, with an adult whenever possible or independently if necessary. They should record their reading in their reading record whenever they have read and bring that reading record into school every day. An adult will be checking the children's reading records each morning - children who do not read at home consistently will be asked to read for five minutes at break time. If children continuously fail to read at home, a letter will be sent home. Reading is a vital component to a child’s understanding of text and should be enforced at home, even if it’s for 10 minutes.
Spellings: Children will receive their spellings on a Tuesday and will be tested the following Tuesday. These spellings will be linked to the spelling pattern being explored within the classroom.
Homework: A home learning grid will be sent home at the beginning of each term with activities that link to our current topic. Children should be encouraged to complete a piece of home learning each week, to help with the transition to Upper Key Stage 2 and Secondary school. If a piece of home learning is completed, they should bring it in on a Wednesday to be considered for a merit on Friday.
P.E.: Our PE lessons will be on a Friday morning and children are expected to have full PE kit each lesson. This consists of, house-coloured tops, school blue shorts or black tracksuit bottoms in the winter and suitable trainers and plimsolls.
If you have any questions or concerns and would like to discuss them with me, please do not hesitate to arrange a meeting with the office or sending a letter with your child.