Welcome to Years 5 and 6! You have now reached a very important step in your primary school journey! This year will bring excitement, learning and accomplishment. Along the way, you will cherish the moments with your classmates, relish being the leaders of the school and build memories that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.
Below are a few reminders in order to make your final year as successful as possible:
Reading: The children should be reading daily, with an adult or guardian 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. I 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 this continues, a letter will be sent home to parents.
Spellings: Spellings are handed out on Monday and link to the spelling pattern that we are studying at class. Children should be practising their spellings at home and will be tested on their spellings each Monday.
Time Tables: Children in Years 5 and 6 are expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 - it is imperative that they have a confident understanding of this. The children are given a times table sheet to practise each Monday and will be tested on their times tables the following Monday.
Homework: The children should challenge themselves to complete at least one piece of homework from the home learning grid each week. This should be brought in by Thursday to ensure that it can be considered for the awarding of a merit to the child on Friday. In addition to this, the children will also be given formal homework on a Monday with the expectation that it is completed and returned by the following Monday. Children who consistently fail to complete their homework will be asked to do it at break or lunchtime to ensure that they remain on track with their peers. If your child has a particular issue with completing work at home, please let me know and I will endeavor to support them in school.
PE: Children have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and correct kit should be worn for each lesson. This includes the TSM PE top (in the appropriate house colour), shorts (of suitable length) and suitable foot wear (trainers or plimsolls). If a child fails to have their PE kit on three separate occasions within a term then a letter will be sent home to parents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions, or wish to arrange a meeting to raise any concerns, do not hesitate to contact me; this may be done by either calling the office and leaving me a message or sending a letter in with your child.
I am really looking forward to teaching the children again this year and I am sure they will be very successful!