WELCOME TO YEAR 5!


This year your children will be working with lots of staff as part of their Year 5 journey. Our class teacher is Miss Barron, who is also the subject leader for Science for our school. Working in our classroom we are also lucky to have Mrs Reilly, who is our teaching assistant and who will be teaching the children on a Wednesday afternoon. In addition, we have a specialist teacher who will be teaching the children music on a Monday afternoon.

School Day

The school day starts at 8:45, this is when the doors to your child’s classroom will open. There will be a member of staff at all classroom doors who can pass information on to class teachers. The school day ends at 3:15.


Curriculum Important information

Reading

In school children read every day as part of individual or guided reading activities. This year we are teaching guided reading on a 2-week cycle using a VIPERS approach. VIPERS stands for vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarise.
All children should have a school reading book now, they need to bring their book into school every day, even if they haven’t read at home that evening, this is because we try to read with the children as much as possible. School books are changed when the children have told us they have completed their book. Reading is such an important skill that is transferrable to all subjects across the school and it is vital that children are listened to and questioned about what they have read. Please try and read with your child as much as you can. Reading at home needs to be recorded on Seesaw so that we can keep track of how often your child is reading.

Spellings

Children will receive their 10 spellings on a Friday, these will be assigned on Seesaw and Spelling Shed. Spelling tests will be on the following Friday morning. Spelling Shed is an amazing tool to help the children learn their spellings, children should be encouraged to practice their spellings at home as much as possible.

PE

Kit consists of; a school t-shirt, navy/black shorts, trainers. Children will also need a jumper and jogging bottoms as the weather becomes colder. Please send your child in full PE kit on PE days. This year our P.E days are on a Monday and Thursday.

Playtime Snack

As your child is in Key Stage 2 they are allowed to bring a healthy snack for playtime, of either a piece of fruit or vegetable. We also recommend your child brings a water bottle to school, so they can stay hydrated throughout the day.

Proud Cloud

 

The proud cloud is a positive influence on the class, every week we have an objective that the children try to display such as ‘working hard’, or following specific rules. They are often linked to behaviour, rules, learning powers or school values. If the teacher or any other staff member sees them display the objective then they earn a place on the Proud Cloud, if all the children by Friday have made it onto the Proud Cloud then we have a celebration (and sometimes some extra playtime). Everyone who makes it onto the Proud Cloud by Friday will receive a good message home on Marvellous Me.

Marvellous Me

I use Marvellous Me regularly to send messages and reminders as well as to let you know when your child/children are doing particularly well with a project or activity in school, including Star of the Week, Writer of the Week and Mathematician of the Week. I also, on a Friday, send a badge to the children that gained full marks on their spellings that week and send spelling results. We also send out a good note when your child makes it onto the ‘Proud Cloud’.

Contact

If you have any questions or queries throughout the year please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can contact me through the school telephone number and leave a message and I will get back to you.
Alternatively, you can email me on:
lpyear5@thelinksprimary.org.uk

I check this email address daily and strive to get back to you as soon as I can.

Dates

Please remember that all key dates of latest school news can be found on our website. We will continue to update you via Marvellous me and Parent mail if any new dates are added or any dates are changed.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Thank you,
Miss Barron and Mrs Reilly.