Class Teacher- Mr Handley
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Dyer/ Miss Slater
Cover Teacher- Mr Ogden
SENCO Lead - Miss Milnes
The children will be given homework tasks each Friday. The homework will be used to consolidate the children’s knowledge of what has been covered in class and will usually consist of: a Maths task, an English task, a weekly spelling list and times table practice. There may also be tasks asking the children to find out information for a topic. It is very important that the children complete these homework tasks to the best of their ability. If they are having difficulty, please ask them to inform me and I will be happy to explain it again. The homework is due in on the following Wednesday. If homework is not completed there is the consequence of missing break times the following day until it is completed.
Please could the children have a PE kit in school all week as there are times when the timetable changes and our PE lessons move to another day. We will be having outdoor PE session on a Monday afternoon and indoor P.E session on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.The P.E Kit should include black shorts and joggers, white t-shirt and pumps/trainers. Please note that jewellery, other than small ear studs, should not be worn to school and to prevent injury all earrings should be removed for P.E. Children with long hair will need a hair tie for P.E.
Class Dojo is a new way for teachers to encourage pupils and contact parents about their child's progress in class. It can be used online or downloaded as an app on iOS/Android. (Please ask if you require a copy of your log in). We will be using this in class alongside our Good to be Green system. We will discuss the ways in which points are gained or lost during circle times to ensure that it fits in with our behaviour policy. Children can access at home to personalise their avatars.
It is very important that the children have their reading book in school every day. We will hear the children read as often as possible each week, however this isn’t always possible with such a busy timetable in Year 5. Any help from home with the children’s reading towards greater intonation and fluency within would be appreciated. Please complete their reading journal to reflect the practise being done at home.
Please note: We do not have a designated "Changing Book Day". The children can change their school reading book once an adult has signed their reading record to show that the book has been completed.
Children will also bring home a school library book. Our designated library slot is on a Wednesday afternoon each week, however if a child has completed their library book on another day this is not a problem and can be changed.
As part of our Earth and Space topic, we went to Jodrell Bank to see the world famous Lovell telescope, explore the surrounding interactive galleries and speak to the expert staff. We were also lucky enough to experience two inspiring, curriculum-linked interactive workshops.
Inflatable planetarium workshop
We had the opportunity to explore the current night sky; view the seasonal constellations as imagined by the Ancient Greeks; and explore the visible planets.
Solar System Science
In this hands-on and engaging workshop, we complete a series of experiments which explored a variety of science concepts, each linked to the Solar System. We were developing our investigation skills by: exploring the strength of gravity on different planets; investigating the brightness of sunlight throughout the Solar System; discovering how craters are formed; and performing a series of tests to identify a real meteorite!