Year 5 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter


Welcome back to the new half-term and your child’s last half-term in Year 5. We break up for the Summer holidays on Friday 26th July at 3pm, but there is a lot to do before then.

Morning routines
I will take the register at 9am every day and anyone that arrives after this will be marked in late and they will receive either a blue or yellow card from the Reception desk. If you do wish to speak to me either call and ask for an appointment at the end of the day or write a note in your child’s planner.
I will order lunches by 9:05, if your child is late the office will order their school dinner.

We have done lots of work to look at praising and rewarding pupils who are making good choices. Your child will be rewarded with Dojo points (an online website), we will be looking to reward those who are going above on beyond to make sure positive behaviours are being noticed/rewarded. Dojo points will be provided when a child follows the Golden Rules or puts our school values into practise. Any adult in school can reward the children with a Dojo or remove a Dojo for making bad choices. The children need to have 90+% positive Dojos to enable them to take part in our end of year trip.

P.E. will be taught every Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Each Half Term there will be a different focus. P.E. kits should include: a plain white t-shirt, trainers/pumps and either black or blue shorts. P.E. kits must be kept in a bag and all clothing should have your child’s name or initials on it to avoid it getting lost.
Your child must have a change of clothes to enable them to feel comfortable during the lesson.

Go Noodle
The days PE isn’t taught we take part in different physical activities to help support the children’s’ physical education, which also allows them short breaks in-between lessons. These can focus on: dancing, balancing, stretching or breathing.

Each child will continue to read at the sticker level they were on at the end of Summer 1. Please ensure that reading books and planners are in school every day. It is very important that you read at home with your child as often as possible.

I would encourage you to write a comment after listening to them read, especially if they found anything particularly challenging. I read all the comments on Friday when the planners can be handed in or when I write in their planners for Guided Reading each week. We all visit the school Library every Monday, which enables the children to have a variety of books to take home. Guided reading will be done once a day in school and there are lots of other opportunities throughout the day for children to develop their reading skills and a love of reading/books.

This half term’s Homework Grid is linked to our theme The Witches of the White Sands. They will be given a spelling practise sheet and a Maths activity. Each neatly, completed task on the grid will help them to gain points and allow them to practise a variety of skills. If the work is not neat enough either your child will be asked to write it out again. They should complete their spellings/Maths and at least one extra activity a week. Please make sure your child has completed their homework, which should be handed in on a Friday or before if that suits you. Points will be accumulated and displayed in class to celebrate the hard work that has been put in.

As part of the transition into Year 6, this half term Year 5 will be taught Maths by Mrs Willett. This will enable Mrs Willett to get to know Year 5’s personalities, strengths and areas for improvement. She will cover objectives that the children need to recap to ensure that they’re continuing with their progression.

End of Year trip
The end of year trip will take place on Monday 22nd July. A letter will be sent out in the next couple of weeks, please return the slip and any necessary payments as soon as possible. We hope it will be a wonderful day.

Thank you for all your support,

Miss Sparkes


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