What a wonderful start to Year 5!

We have been thrilled by the positive start from all pupils in Year 5. All staff in the year group have noticed how polite, well-mannered and enthusiastic your children are, and we are all very excited to work together to have the best school year imaginable!

In these early days, each class has produced their own art display, drawing inspiration from artists such as Julian Opie as well as techniques such as micrography, to make the year 5 classrooms feel unique and special. We are also enjoying using the music video ‘Titanium’ to help us build suspense narratives, which we can’t wait to share in future blog posts!

To support the children to access all that Year 5 has to offer, please support your child by:

  • ensuring they have a full PE kit (named and labelled in school.) PE days are Monday and Friday (5LS and 5MW) and Wednesday and Friday (5GT)
  • encouraging them to bring in their reading book and reading diary every day. We encourage the children to read for at least 20 minutes a day (ideally with an adult) and try to write in their reading diary as regularly as possible. One parent signature a week, and three pupil comments in the reading diary, will mean your child gains a ticket into the Read to Succeed draw! Reading diaries will be checked on Mondays.
  • ensuring they have a water bottle every day
  • supporting completion of home learning to a good quality (due in on Thursdays)

Your child should have been sent home with a reading list recommending some high quality texts that will support them to read at a Year 5 level. You can find the full list here. https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-5

Well done, Year 5 – keep up the brilliant work!

Ms. Lloyd-Seetim, Miss Webber and Mr. Taylor