Year 5 - Kites

Welcome to Year 5

Dear Parents and carers,

Welcome to Year Five Kites Class! I have lots of interesting and exciting plans for this year.

I will be teaching every day except Wednesdays. During the week, we will be supported by Mrs Hunt, Mrs Wood, Mrs Gaudion and Mr Thomas. As mention before the end of term we will be making changes on Wednesdays using some specific staff skills. All children in Years 1 – 6 will have the following lessons – PE, P.S.H.E, RE, French, Music, Coding and Online Safety.

Each year, throughout the school we all cover the same topic titles (these change every year). This academic year they are:

Autumn Term 1: A journey through time.

Autumn Term 2: Cracking Creations

Spring Term 1: Going Global

Spring Term 2: Take 10 – Early Help for Mental Health (EH4MH)

Summer Term 1: People of the Past

Summer Term 2: Wonderful World

Home/school books:

  • Please can parents/guardians write in this home/school diary once your child has read (I would like pupils to read at least four times a week, every night would be fantastic), pupils can also write in this too.
  • Parents if you would like to ask me any questions then please feel free to write in the home/school book. To help with their independence I will be relying on children to check their books (rather than me checking 30 books each day). To help with this please let your child know if there are any notes you would like me to see.
  • If your child is being picked up by someone other than yourself please write this in their books or list the adults they are allowed home with. I will only let children home with a different adult if you have given prior consent!

PE:

PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning. On Wednesdays please can the children come dressed in their PE kit and then bring their school uniform in with them. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is labelled.

Far Field:

Our Far Field slot is on Thursday afternoons, once a fortnight. Please come to school wearing old clothes and bring your wellies in a named bag (this is weather permitting and will only take place if all children have the correct clothes!) The children will remain in these clothes throughout the day and therefore school uniform is not needed.

Homework:

Homework will be given out every Friday and this will be due in the following Wednesday.

Snack:

Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for break-time. Year 6 run a fruit stall every day (will start in two weeks time), items range from 20p-50p (maximum you’re allowed to bring in is £1.00).

Water bottle:

Please bring in a named water bottle; this can be left in the classroom. Only water is permitted in these bottles, no squash!

If you would like to talk to me, I’m available at the end of the school day or you can book an appointment through the office.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Bradley

The teachers in all the classes have put together a document with lots of ideas and suggestions that will help you to support your child with their punctuation and grammar.