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Year 5

Welcome to Willow Class- Year 5

Year 5 promises to be an exciting time for your child as they will be encouraged to become increasingly independent and analytical, in preparation for year 6. We have already homed in on the skills of note-taking , to aid listening , and collaborative tasks to encourage cooperation, compromise , constructive criticism , organisation and up-levelling.

Class routines

When the children come into class at 8:50, they start the day with a ‘Good Morning Challenge’ that is linked to our learning, so it is really important that they arrive promptly please.  We stop for break at 10:45 and Lunch is from 12:10 to 13:10. Sometimes we may have an extra break in the afternoons.

PE Day

Outdoor Games will be on Wednesday morning and indoor PE will be on Friday afternoon. We will be doing regular running sessions too throughout the week, so please make sure your child’s PE kit and trainers are in school EVERYDAY.

Water Bottles and lunch

Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school. These will be kept in the classroom and can be re-filled when needed.

School lunches can be ordered on the day in school, but it is very helpful if you could pre-order these online beforehand please. (Note – you can’t order online at home on the day, this will have to be done in school)

Your child is welcome to bring a healthy snack in for break time: no chocolate or crisps please.

Equipment

We will provide all stationery for our lessons in school so your child doesn’t need to bring a pencil case into school, but they will need to have access to stationery at home for their homework.

Homework

Homework will be sent out on a Friday and will be due in by the following Wednesday, please. This will consist of a mixture of My Maths, Spag.com, Times Table Rockstars on-line activities and daily reading. I shall check how your child gets on, regularly, as I have access to all their on-line work. If you have difficulties accessing the web-sites, please let me know. In addition, there is a grid of optional topic activities for your child to choose to do, if they feel really inpired.

Medication

If your child needs to take any form of medication, on a short or long term basis, please make sure that you fill in the medical form at the office and hand the medicine in.

Cock Lane, Bradfield Southend, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6HR

0118 974 4304