Year Group Information
Year 5 Start of the Year Information
This note covers topics such as the timetable, classroom organisation, and homework. It is not meant to be totally comprehensive as we hope to make many changes to the curriculum and the learning experiences across the whole school this year. Further details will be provided on this blog or sent out via parent mail as and when they become available.
Adults in Year Five:
Mrs Sandhu and Mr Jenkins
PPA/P.E. Teacher (Thursdays):
Music Teacher (Fridays): Mrs Martin
LSAs in Upper Key Stage Two:
Mrs Lane (HLTA),
Mrs Morrissey (HLTA),
Timetable and classroom organisation
Start of the day - 08:30 Wake and Shake on the playground
End of the day - 15:15
1) P.E. will take place on Thursdays with Mr Rushant plus one other session with the Class Teacher - day to be confirmed.
Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. kit and that all items are named. P.E. kit should be kept in school unless being washed! The school P.E. kit consists of a white shirt (polo shirt or T-shirt), navy blue short, trainers and a navy blue tracksuit for outdoors (no hooded tops).
2) Reading books and reading records should be brought to school every day.
Children will independently change their reading books when necessary and need to bring in their reading record weekly. Class teachers will check that the children are reading suitable texts as well as encourage them to read a range of genres.
3) Water bottles and pencil cases
Children can bring in a small, named water bottle which will be stored and used inside the classroom. Whilst school provides all the stationery required, we do realise that children enjoy bringing in their own resources in pencil cases. We would ask that they keep these to a suitable size in order to show consideration for other children sharing their table space. Every pencil case should be able to fit into a child’s tray. Contents for a pencil case could include: HB pencils, glue sticks, coloured pencils, a rubber, whiteboard pens, 30 cm ruler and a pencil sharpener.
As a school we are still in the process of reviewing our homework policy and will share any changes when final decisions have been made. For now, the priorities for homework for Year 6 children are:
- Reading and Spelling
- Learning Logs
- Mathletics/times tables practice including Times Table Rockstars
Reading – reading regularly is by far one of the best ways you can help your child with their learning. A Year 5 child should read with an adult for 10-15 minutes three to four days a week whatever their level of reading fluency. Regular trips to a public library or book shop would help your child to experience a range of different genres. Please talk with your child regularly about the books they are reading, even if they are a fluent reader. In depth discussion of a text ensures that the higher level meaning is fully grasped - think of the Book Club model that is so popular with adult readers!
This year, we will start our learning with the whole school topic ‘Belonging’ where we will base much of our work on the classic text "Tom's Midnight Garden" by Philippa Pearce. Please read regular curriculum updates in the fortnightly newsletter as well as on our class pages on the website.
Some curriculum areas such as Science and Modern Foreign Languages will be taught as discrete subjects.
If you do have any questions concerning any aspect of the curriculum, or how your child is progressing, please do not hesitate to come into school and speak to us.
Mrs Sandhu and Mr Jenkins
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Moving up to Secondary School in September 2020
The link below will direct you to the relevant information provided by Bucks CC for secondary school transfer. Some key information is provided below.
- The deadline for submitting your application is Thursday 31st October 2019 by 3 pm.
- Your application is to be made via the Bucks CC link below.
- Consider you choices carefully; you can list up to six schools in preference order.
- Offer day is Monday 2nd March 2020.
- If you have any questions regarding any of the above, these can be addressed at the 11+ meeting on Monday 1st July 2019.