Hello and welcome,
We have hit the ground running and the learning behaviours in the year group are superb! The children are quizzing, the TT Rock Stars battles between the two classes have been intense and the weekly spelling tests are showing that the children’s spellings are improving. The knowledge of life as a Victorian child is deepening by the week.
Here is the key information that you need to know about Year Five:
- Learning Logs will be checked and signed every Friday.
We expect to see that the children have read at least five times, with five entries to evidence this. In addition, we would like to see that the children have been practising their times tables on TT Rock Stars and are recording their times and scores up to three minutes, five times a week (a secure knowledge of tables and corresponding division facts support children throughout the maths curriculum).
New spelling patterns will be taught and tested on a Friday morning.
On a Friday, we will set a planning piece of homework for writing to be brought in on the following Wednesday. This is to support their Big Write and a chance to share and develop their ideas at home.
- On a Wednesday, we visit the library where the children can choose one of the many books on offer. We expect them to be ready to quiz on Accelerated Reader every two weeks. There is an opportunity to quiz, in the classroom, every day.
- PE is on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss Hemming. Children need a full P.E. kit and as the autumn nights draw in, a warm tracksuit would be ideal. Please can you ensure that all items of clothing are labelled.
5A swim at Stafford Leisure Centre on a Wednesday afternoon until Christmas.
5S will be swimming for the entire spring term until Easter.
The best way to communicate with us is through your child’s learning log. However, if you need to speak to us then you can catch us at the end of the day or, failing that, get in touch via the office and we can arrange an appointment. Our door is always open.
Thank you for your support.
Mr Sandy, Miss Anderson, Mrs Bright, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Turton (Phase Leader)