Welcome to Year 5.
We hope you've a great summer. We have had a lovely first day back and it is great to see the children looking smart in their uniforms. We hope to have a great year, full of lots of exciting learning.
Your child should come home on Wednesday with an invite to join Class Dojo – we hope that this will be a great way to keep in touch and celebrate your child’s achievements, please sign up.
Our topic this term is Beast Creator. We will be looking at lots of different minibeasts, finding out where they come from, what their special super powers are, making observational drawings, making bug hotels and much more. To help get our topic off to a flying start, we have a Wildlife Group coming in on Monday 10th September – the cost of this is £2.45 and is now open on Parent Pay.
We will give the children new assessments in Accelerated Reader so expect them to come home soon with their new ZPD – don’t worry if this is different to where they finished last term. Please note that we ask the children to put their scores from quizzes into their reading records so look out for those – remember we are aiming for 85% or higher on each quiz. We do read daily in class, but please remember that any reading done at home really does help the children with their learning and we expect them to read at least three times a week at home.
Our PE days for this half term are Wednesday and Thursday, but please make sure that kits are in every day – we will be encouraging the children to make the most of the clubs on offer to them.
We will swim next half term. Speed swimming begins on Friday 7th September.
In Year 5 the children do not need pencil cases or other equipment – the school supplies it all. Please make sure they do have a water bottle and a healthy snack each day.
Date for your diary
June 5th – 7th is our residential trip to Porthpean Camp. The total cost of the trip will be approximately £140.
This has been a huge success in previous years. The children will be away for two nights. Activities could include canoeing, kayaking, high ropes, coasteering, cycling and archery. More details will be sent shortly.
Always remember that if you have any questions or queries you can pop in, give us a call or leave a message on Class Dojo (messages you send can only be seen by the teacher, but can’t always be read before 3pm on the day you send them as we are busy with the children.)
Rachel Nile and Aimee Kelly.