Welcome to Year 5
Friday 3rd September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back from what we hope has been a fun and relaxing summer! After such a long time off, we are so excited to have your children back in school with us. This year will be full of fantastic, fun-filled topics. Our first enquiry question is ‘What are my essentials for life?’ and we look forward to exploring this.
We have worked hard to make sure that we have everything ready for you when you return and we are really looking forward to ‘jumping in at the deep end’ with our swimming lessons that commence on Monday 6th September.
If you ever need to talk to us, please catch us at the end of the day at our classroom doors or leave a message with reception.
We are really looking forward to working with you this year.
Please see below information about the homework expectations this year.
Daily Reading – We are hoping to reopen the library in due course, but for the time being the children will have a selection of books within their classroom to choose from. We encourage children to read 4 times a week for 15 minutes. Please record the book, the pages and sign their homework diary so that we can keep a track of daily readers. Thank you.
Spelling – Daily spelling is taught discretely in our classes. In these spelling sessions, children will learn spelling patterns to help them learn new words. Children have a copy of their weekly spellings for the term in their reading record. Children are tested on their word lists each week; words that they have spelt correctly are highlighted in their reading records. Also, at the back of their homework diary please find a variety of strategies to help with learning spellings.
Maths and Reading Eggs –The My Maths and Reading Eggs online learning platforms will be used to set weekly optional homework tasks. This will begin week commencing the 20th September.
PE for Year 5 will be Friday afternoons with effect from now and Tuesday mornings, after Christmas, when swimming has come to an end. It is expected that the children will bring in full PE kit: burgundy t-shirt and black shorts. They may wear black or grey joggers and a black or grey sweatshirt or their school jumper over their PE kit if it is cold.
If you have any other queries or concerns about your child please do get in touch.
Year 5 Team