Year 5 - Kites

Welcome to Year 5 Kites

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Hope you are all well and looking forward to next week! I am so looking forward to welcoming your child back into school on Monday, I have missed them all so much.

A reminder about timings for the day:

  • Children arrive between 8.40-8.50am
  • Break Time:   11.00am – 11.20am
  • Lunch Time:   1pm – 2pm
  • Home Time:   3.25pm

I thought it might also be useful to remind you of some of our class information.

I will be teaching every day except Wednesdays. Wow Wednesday will start again after Easter. In the meantime, normal lessons will take place on Wednesdays instead.

Covering for me on Wednesdays will be:  

9am- 11am          Mr Long

11am – 1pm        Mrs Fawcett

2pm – 3pm          Miss Habbishaw

3.15 – 3.30pm     Mrs Tollerfield

Wow Weeks after Easter.

During the day children in Years 1 – 6 will have the following lessons: PE, P.S.H.E, RE, French, Music, and IT.

During the week, we will be supported by Mr Thomas, Mrs Gaukroger and Miss Hillesdon (a trainee teacher - will be returning in the summer term).

Each academic year, throughout the school we all cover the same general topics, e.g. history, and then link pupils learning to their specific year group curriculum.

This year they will be:

Autumn Term 1: Geography – North America

Autumn Term 2: History – Anglo-Saxon & Vikings

Spring Term 1: Art – We will study a specific artist

Spring Term 2: Design & Technology - Bridges

Summer Term 1: History - Greeks

Summer Term 2: Geography – Volcanoes & Earthquakes

PE:

PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday (starting from the first week back). On these days’ children must come to school in their PE kit and will wear it all day. They need to have tracksuit bottoms over PE shorts and a t-shirt and sweatshirt.  This is in case of bad weather, as we will aim to have PE outside as much as possible.  Please ensure your child’s PE kit is labelled.

Adventure Island:

Our Adventure Island slot is on a Friday, and will be taking place every week, starting from Friday 12th March. Children must come to school in their Adventure Island kit and they will wear it all day. Please ensure that your child wears trainers into school and brings their labelled wellies in a plastic bag. 

Belongings

All children must have a waterproof coat in school every day, as they will be going outside for break time and lunchtime, unless it is particularly bad weather. They must also bring in a water bottle every day, as they will be unable to use school cups.  

As before this lockdown, if possible we are asking children to bring in their own pencil case to keep in school with pencils (HB), sharpener, eraser, glue stick, whiteboard pen (medium nib or whichever your child is comfortable using), whiteboard eraser (matchbox-sized sponge is suitable) and a small assortment of coloured pencils (no felt tips or gel pens please).  Please ensure their items are labelled where possible.

No toys or other items are to be brought into school.

Home/school diary:

Please can parents/guardians or pupils write in their home/school diary once they have read (it is important that the children are reading at home every day).  For an extra incentive, using accelerated reader, we have a competition with Year 6 to see which class has read the most over 2 weeks.

Parents if you would like to ask me any questions then please feel free to write these in the home/school diary. To help with pupil’s independence I will be relying on the children to check their own 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, in the front of the book. School policy requires that children will only be allowed home with a different adult if you have given prior consent!

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday (starting on 12th March) and this will be due in the following Wednesday.

 Snack

Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for break-time. Unfortunately, Year 6 will no longer be running the fruit store.

If you would like to talk to me, I am 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.