Year 5 is made up of four classes
Costa Rica, Canada, Jamaica and USA
Welcome to the Year 5 home page!
USA-Mrs Martin and Mrs Ford (Friday)
The start and the end of the day
Our school day starts at 8.40am and ends at 3.05pm. Please bear with us as we are seeing children out as we need to release them one at a time as we see parents and carers.
What to bring to school
If you have not already, please remember to send a pillowcase into school with your child. We use these to store their lunchboxes and coats on the back of their chairs during the day. All children should also have a water bottle in school every day – they will be in charge of filling and refreshing these during the day and will bring them home to be washed. These should be in addition
to the drink they bring for lunch.
From week beginning 21 st September children should wear trainers and jogging bottoms or shorts under skirts with their normal school jumper and t-shirt on PE days. In Y5 our PE days are Monday and Friday apart from USA which is Monday and Thursday, so please come in suitable clothing and footwear on those days. School shoes should be on all other days.
Healthy snack and lunchboxes
Children need to bring in a healthy snack everyday, for example, fruit, crackers and nut-free cereal bars for breaktime. Please can those bringing a packed lunch from home ensure there is a healthy balance of food and a separate drink. We find children are much more able to concentrate on their learning when they have a healthy diet and are hydrated throughout the day.
Homework and reading expectations
We are currently assessing to children to see what reading band they are on and will be sending out home readers once this is complete. The expectations are that children read everyday with an adult at home, we recommend about 10 to 15 minutes with a short chat at the end about what they have read and for this to be recorded on the online reading record once it is up and running (details to follow!).
We will also be sending an independent mental maths practice booklet for children to work through on their own.
How you can help your child in Year 5
Please help your child by encouraging them to develop their independence at home will with regards to preparing for the school day, ensuring they have all the items they need and are in the correct clothing and that they arrive on time (8.40am).
Help practice their timetables by year 4 children should know all their tables up to 12 x12. So please encourage the use of timetables rockstars if you have access to the internet.
What to do if you have any worries or concerns
If you have any immediate or urgent concerns about your child or any queries about school administration (e.g. replying to letters, reporting a child ill or finance and payment inquiries) please contact the school office on 01264 365166.
As we have a limited ability to meet face to face during this period, if you have any non-urgent learning or personal and social concerns about your child that you would like to discuss with a class teacher please use the email addresses below.
Please bear in mind that as class teachers we are focussed on teaching children during the day and
will not necessarily see emails immediately (which is why we ask for urgent inquiries to go via the
office so that they can be brought to our attention). Your child’s wellbeing is hugely important to us
and we will respond as soon as possible to any messages you send.