Year 5 Mr Burgess
WELCOME TO YEAR 5
Mr J Burgess - Class Teacher
Ms P Bradshaw - HLTA
Parent Pack from September 2020
Knowledge Organiser Term 1 and 2
Reading is a key skill as it affects all areas of day to day life. As a school we promote a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of different genres.
When children can read fluently with good understanding they self-select books from our well stocked library.
Parents/Carers can help at home by listening to your child read or sharing their book. The expectation is that your child reads at home a minimum of three times per week in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and 2) and five times per week in KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6). This should be recorded in their reading record, which will be checked weekly.
In addition, children can access Reading Eggs, an online reading program, at home or in school. Please see your class teacher for login details.
We always encourage children to learn to spell correctly. They will be taught the spelling 'rules' and how to apply this knowledge in their work.
To support them and let them have some fun while learning we use an online program called Spelling Shed. This can be accessed at home, using the link below. Please see your class teacher for login details.
Also below is a printable sheet showing the year groups target words.
We have at least two PE lessons per week. Please ensure your child's kit is in school at all times to enable us to be flexible.
We do PE in all types of weather so please ensure your child has suitable PE kit. In the Summer months we recommend shorts and t-shirt and in the winter long trousers with t-shirt and hoodie. Trainers or daps should be worn.
All kit should be clearly labelled with your child's name.
An example of our kit, which can be purchased from NK Sports, is below or your child needs a plain white t-shirt and black shorts.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.
Snacks & Drinks
As a healthy eating school, we encourage children to drink throughout the day. Water is the best drink for children to have as it is the healthiest and if spilt does not attract ants or wasps! They can also bring in a piece of fruit to eat at break time. (No Sweets, fruit rolls etc).
We intend to have lots of fun-filled topic days throughout the year where parents will be invited to discover what we have learnt at the end of the year. This is an opportunity for children to share what they do at school and a great way to show an interest in your child's learning.