2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 5's Class Page.
We are excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to watching your children grow over the coming months. The children have settled in well and are already working hard on lots of new topics.
Attendance & Punctuality
It is really important that your child has good attendance, especially with the Government's requirement being 98%. It is also important that your child arrives on time, as this minimises disruption within the classroom and ensures your child has full access to the education they deserve.
Our PE is timetabled for a Thursday. Please ensure they have their full kit in school on this day and that their kit is clearly labelled for ease of identification. Could you also check pump sizes regularly as shoe sizes tend to change throughout the year. There is the opportunity for additional PE to be taught at times, so it may be beneficial for your child to leave their PE kit in school and take it home at half term (unless it needs washing sooner).
Please try to encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes each night and ensure that you sign their reading record to confirm that they have read. All books need to be transported to and from school in a reading bag to avoid damage.
Homework is set every Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
Roy Castle 50/50 Enterprise Competition
The children have been very busy over the last couple of weeks finding out about our upcoming projects. Last week we were visited by Nick Hill from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, giving us details of the exciting 50/50 Enterprise Competition we have entered. The aim is that the children are given a budget and have to come up with enterprising ways to raise funds for the charity. We will be starting our fundraising events at the end of this half term and then right through November and December. The children have already suggested some great ideas and are looking forward to raising as much money as they can.
Writing on the Wall - Poetry Competition and Workshop
We had a great time this week at our poetry workshop with Ciaran and Lyndsey (for photos see our English page). We found out about the competition and how if we are lucky enough to be selected, we will be going down to London to perform our poetry at the Criterion Theatre in the West End. The children worked really hard composing and performing their poetry.
Welcome to Class 5's Page 2018-2019
Mrs Barnes, Mrs Stanford and Mrs Booth
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world." Roald Dahl
It is great to welcome your children into Year 5 especially as they all look so smart in their new uniforms. We are excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to introducing the new Year 5 Curriculum. The promotion of independent learning will be a focus for the children this year in preparation for year six.
Attendance and punctuality
It is important that your child has good attendance with the government requirements being 98%. It is also important that your child arrives on time as this minimises disruption in the classroom.
Please ensure they come to school, on time, everyday
Your child will participate in PE on a Tuesday. Please ensure they have the full kit, labelled for ease of identification. Please check pump sizes regularly as you know how fast they grow. As the day is subject to change or there may be additional opportunities for sports, children can leave their kits in school and take them home at half term, unless they need washing sooner.
It is important that you encourage your child to read for 10 minutes each night and remember to sign your child's reading record.
Homework will be set every Friday and is due to be handed in on a Tuesday. Children will be asked to learn new spellings and practice times tables each week. Timestable tests will take place every Tuesday and spelling tests will take place every Friday.
Year 4 & 5's Residential Stay at Crosby Hall Educational Trust (CHET) 2019
The children had a fantastic time at CHET, the sun shone, there was plenty of fun and laughter, lots of new experiences and many memories made.
The children in Year 5 were given the opportunity to take part in the 'Bikeability' cycle safety programme. The children were taught how to signal, start and stop, mount and dismount and most importantly how to ride their bikes safely. The children had a great time and all that took part were awarded their Level 1 or Level 2 certificates and badges. Well done!