Welcome to Class 5B,
We are excited to start your child’s Year Five journey with them. The class teacher this year will be Miss Bonser supported by both Mrs Chohan and Mr Shuttleworth who will both work across the whole of Year Five.
Throughout the year, we will be covering some fantastic topics, including, The Tudors, Africa and the Victorians. Within these topics we will be participating in lots of exciting activities such as History, Geography and Art and Design. During the Autumn term and as part of the Tudor learning process, the children will have the opportunity to visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This is to give the children opportunities to compare the ‘then and now’ and explore contrasts between Tudor and modern times. Throughout other areas of the curriculum, the children will also engage in a variety of classic and fascinating novels and plays including that of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.
The expectation in Year Five is that your child reads or reads to an adult on a daily basis. Your child needs to have their reading diary signed each day and this needs to be brought into school every day to be checked by the class teacher. Reading books will be changed a minimum of once a week and your child will also bring home a library book in addition to this. Library books will be sent out on Tuesdays. You can read other books as well as the ones we send home, it is important your child reads or hears a variety of texts including fiction and non-fiction. Your child will also be given homework to complete and spellings. Homework and spellings are given out on a Thursday. Your child will be tested on their spellings the following Thursday. Homework is expected to be completed and handed in on Tuesdays.
Our PE days this half term will be Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child wears appropriate clothing in the colder months by wearing their PE tracksuit rather than shorts. During the warmer spring and summer months, your child will need a white polo neck top, plain black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms and black or white plain trainers.
We are really looking forward to the year ahead and working with your children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We hope the children have a great year with us and thrive within our school setting.
Miss Bonser Mrs Chohan Mr Shuttleworth
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant