Year 5



Dear Parents,
Below is just some information for the r year regarding important weekly routines. If you have any questions or concerns please come and see me straight away.
Thank you,
Miss Thomas

School starting times: Junior teachers are on duty in the yard (or classroom if raining) from 8:45 am. If you need to drop your child off earlier than this, the Free Breakfast Club is open from 8:10 am. School starts at 8:55 am.

Homework: Year 5 pupils will have homework on a Friday (to be brought in the following Monday) and homework on a Wednesday (to be brought in on the Friday). Homework will be Language and Maths mainly but may include other subjects throughout the year e.g. Science, Welsh, Handwriting.

Spelling tests: There will be a spelling test every Friday with new words given out for the following Friday based on sounds and their spelling patterns.  Please make sure spelling books are brought in on Fridays.

Reading books: Pupils use the school library on a weekly basis to change their scheme book and self-choice book if they need to. I will be listening to the children read each week (individually or with a group) and they will take part in class reading sessions. It is important that children read for enjoyment each day.  Please could the children have their reading books with them each day.

Times Tables:  Pupils will be tested on their times tables upto 12 X 12 this year in order and at random.  The pupils know which times table they are learning and it is important they learn these at home.

Mathletics:  Please encourage your child to use this fantastic maths resource.  All children have their own username and password and I will be setting weekly challenges to complete which will revise maths skills covered in class.  Please let me know if you have any problems with this resource.

PE: Year 5 will have their PE sessions on  Friday. It is important that pupils get used to changing for PE in school. For these sessions they will need trainers, socks, shorts/joggers/tracksuit, T-shirt and jumper (any colour). PE sessions will be outside and inside.

Wet play: The wet weather will soon be here and it would be great if the children could bring in a puzzle book e.g. wordsearch, crossword, sudoku etc. to use during wet break times.

If there are any changes or additions to the above,
I will let you know.