Welcome to Year 5, Willow Class!
Welcome to Year 5, I look forward to getting to know you all over the next year! On this page, you will find key information about Year 5. If there is anything you can't find, please do contact the school office or speak with me directly.
This term’s Year 5 staff team are as follows:
The School routine:
Your child can enter the school between 8:45 and 8:55 each day via the front playground gate. Once inside, they will complete a short ‘Good Morning Challenge’ which is designed to embed skills that have been previously taught. It is vital therefore, that the children arrive promptly.
There will be a daily worship at 10:15 followed by breaktime at 10:30 until 10:45. Lunch will then occur between 12:10 and 13:10.
At the end of the day, I will bring the children out onto the front playground where you can meet them.
PE will be on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
For PE lessons, the children will need a blue/black PE shorts, a white T-shirt, trainers, spare socks and a tracksuit for when the weather turns colder as PE will still take place outside, whatever the weather! It’s also useful to have a spare plastic bag to keep the trainers separate from the clothing. Earrings, watches & Fitbits will need to be removed for the PE lessons and long hair tied back. Please label all items of clothing with your children’s names.
Water bottles and Lunch
Please send your child to school with a filled and named water bottle. The children can refill this when required, throughout the day.
School lunches can be ordered on the day in school, but it is very helpful if you could pre-order these online beforehand. (Note – if you order from home, it cannot be changed in school)
Your child is welcome to bring a snack for break time, but please remember it should be a healthy choice (i.e. a piece of fruit).
All Key Stage Two pupils are required to bring into school their own stocked pencil case. Pencil cases will be kept in your child’s tray so will need to be small and flat.
Please ensure your child’s pencil case includes the following:
- HB Pencils
- White pencil eraser
- Pencil sharpener
- 30cm ruler
- Small selection of coloured pencils
- Whiteboard pens
- Glue stick
- Green biro
- Pair of scissors
- Blue handwriting pen (Year 5/6)
Please ensure that all equipment is labelled with your child’s name to ensure it gets back to them should anything go missing. Please accept that biro are not suitable as a handwriting pen and therefore, they can not be used in school time.
Homework is an important aspect to help embed your children’s learning. Most homework will be accessible online. Homework will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday and set as an assignment on Teams.
Each week I will set:
- 1 piece of Maths www.mymaths.com or a piece of comprehension.
- Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com
- Spellings (which the children will be tested on, on Fridays) www.spellingshed.com
- and Reading
Occasionally, www.spag.com may be used instead of one of these tasks.
If you are struggling to complete this work at any point, then please do speak to me so I can support you and your child in school.
There is a real emphasis on reading currently throughout the school and it is highly important that children are able to read so they can access our broad curriculum. Reading helps develop vocabulary and has a positive effect overall on your children’s independent writing ability. Therefore, I ask that you please endeavour to read with your children as often as possible for around 10 minutes at a time. When reading has been completed at home, please record it in your yellow diaries. I also will be reading with your children as much as possible in school during 1:1 sessions, Vipers activities and during times such as our Good Morning Challenges. Please ensure that your child brings back their books regularly so they are on hand to read in school and that they are changing them once they have completed the book too.
Further to this, please note that our school library day is Tuesday before Lunch.
As ever, we are very grateful for your commitment and support for the school and the children.
With thanks and best wishes,