Year 5 Newsletter

Spring Newsletter


Welcome back to the new term, I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday.

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.

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. A whole school letter will be sent out very soon explaining any changes. As well as this, we will be starting ‘Secret Student’ a way of rewarding pupils for their positive choices (a pompom for each positive ‘Secret Student’ each lesson), the whole class will earn a reward for filling a whole jar with pompoms.

P.E. will be taught every Tuesday afternoon by Liam. 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.

Each child will continue to read at the sticker level they were on at the end of Autumn 2. Please ensure that reading books and planners are in school every day. If you child brings in a signed planner they will be rewarded with homework points and Dojo points for working hard and being responsible with school property. It is very important that you read at home with your child as often as possible. They will now receive a loyalty card (that will remain in school); if your child completes a book at home and can write a review or answer questions about it they will receive a stamp. When completing their card they will be awarded a treat/award.

I would encourage you to write a comment after listening to them read, especially if they found anything particularly challenging. 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 of Cosmic. 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. 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.

Helpful tips:
TT Rockstars & Topmarks Maths are great websites for age related maths work.
I would greatly appreciate a big push learning all of the times tables upto 12×12, as well as putting an emphasis on knowing the related division facts.
E.G. 7×5=35 35÷7=5

Please see the theme planning to get an overview of which subjects will be taught this half term. This can be found on the school website under: Our School, Curriculum followed by Curriculum plans.

Thank you for all your support,

Miss Sparkes & Miss Evans.

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