Whitehill Street West, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 1PB

0161 4802142

Whitehill Primary School

Together we Shine Academically, Personally & Socially

WELCOME TO Year 5

Staff 

Class Teacher - Mr Houldsworth

Teaching Assistant - Ms Kausar

Teaching Assistant - Miss Slater

SENCO - Miss Milnes

Our Learning Journey This Year

 

year 5 Important information

Please click on the links below to find out important information about Year 5.

Timetable Long Term Planner Welcome Leaflet

Class Information

Class Dojo

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.
If you need to pass on a message, this can be done through Class Dojo.  If you have concerns or need a chat, then send a message through Dojo or the school office and I will phone you when I can.

 

Homework

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. 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.

PE

Outdoor PE - Tuesday 

Indoor PE - Wednesday 

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 sessions on a Tuesday afternoon and Swimming will be taking place on Thursday afternoons.  If a PE kit has not been brought in, there is the consequence of missing break time.

The swimming kit consists of: swimming costume/swimming shorts, towel and goggles if they wish. 

The P.E Kit should include black shorts, joggers/leggings, white t-shirt, zip up jumper and pumps/trainers. 

Please note that jewellery, should not be worn to school to prevent injury in P.E. Children with long hair will need a hair tie for P.E. 

If an incorrect PE kit has been brought in, a kit warning will be issued. Two consecutive kit warnings will result in a consequence of missing break time.

The children are encouraged to keep a roll on deodorant in their locker so that they can apply it when needed. 

 

Forest School

We will be taking part in forest school sessions every Thursday

Children are to come into school in their Forest School kit on the day they are doing Forest along with their school black trainers in a bag to change into.  Can you please make sure that your child is wearing a long-sleeved top and pants that cover the whole of their legs.  For footwear children can wear wellies or an old pair of trainers.  Please remember that children must wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

STEAM: Properties and Changes of Materials

In our Science lessons, we found out that materials will dissolve, react, float or sink in water. We mixed water with: salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, glitter flakes and Papier-mâché powder.

We then discussed any changes that occurred and thought how we could get the 'soluble materials' (materials that dissolve) and 'insoluble materials' (materials that don't dissolve) back from the water. We found out that we could reverse the process using evaporation and filtration.

PSHE: Anti-bullying Week

The theme of Anti-bullying week 2021 was 'One Kind Word'. Throughout the week, we carried out a number of anti-bullying activities about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks.