Welcome to Year 5!
We hope that you’ve all had a fantastic summer holiday and are refreshed and ready for the new challenges of year 5! We start the new term with a fresh mindset and positive attitude to be as successful and have as much fun as possible. We have lots planned and will keep you up to date throughout the year.
Important Information for the start of the year
Please could you ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled – we will help the children with their belongings as much as possible. We appreciate that you will have bought new items for the new school year and we don’t want them to get lost in any way. If we see unnamed items, we will initial them for the children and let you know about it. If, for some reason, the children do not have some of their uniform, please could you send in a note to let school know the reasons, thank you.
The children will hopefully have returned to school with their PE kit; and just to inform you that for this half term our PE sessions will be on Tuesday afternoon (when the swimming group go out – to maintain two hours of PE every week) and on Thursday morning with Mrs Pearson. We are going to focus on the invasion games and dance through these sessions. Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit with them. If your child has pierced ears we request that earrings are removed for PE; this is to ensure the safety of your child. If it is not possible to remove their earrings, then your child needs to cover and protect them with tape or plasters. The children in the swimming group will begin their sessions on Tuesday afternoons from Tuesday 10th September. We will let you know the groupings for these sessions.
Please bring book bags and reading books to school every day. We ask that children read at home every night for approximately 10-15 minutes. Please support us with your child’s learning by signing and dating their reading record and chatting to your child about their reading book. Children do not have to read the whole book all in one go; five to ten pages nightly is sufficient. Reading at home with your child will greatly improve their written work as they will see how to write imaginatively and how to correctly punctuate sentences. When a child has read, their reading record is signed and is in school, they will be able to write their name on a fish and put it in our reading dish. Every Friday a fish is drawn from the dish and that child will win a small prize and be congratulated in Friday Worship.
All children are encouraged to bring in a reusable water bottle from home filled with fresh drinking water. It’s hard to listen if you’re dehydrated. Your child will have opportunity to refill this throughout the day. Please could these be named too. The children will bring these home at the end of every day to be cleaned and kept hygienic.
This year we have started Outdoor Learning lessons. For this your child must have an outdoor learning kit in school at all times. Details of what items should be included in both PE kits and outdoor learning kits can be found on the school website.
We value your input greatly and appreciate your support with your child’s learning. We would also love to hear about any exciting news that is happening outside of school for your child so please feel free to send in pictures or information which they may share with the class.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child or school please do not hesitate to arrange to see us after school or contact school via phone or email. The school website will be regularly updated.
We look forward to working with you and your child this year.
Mr Mason and Mrs Kelly