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Year 5 Mr Francis


Mr N Francis - Class Teacher

Ms P Bradshaw - HLTA

Letter to Parents Reopening of School from 8th March

Term 4 

Message from Mr Francis


I cannot believe we are in Term 4 already.  We will be continuing to work on Teams please keep submitting your wonderful work each day.  

Following the announcement by the Government on Monday 22nd Feb it is planned that you will return school on Monday 8th March it is going to be amazing to meet you all and begin our learning journey as a class once more.  Meanwhile, please stay safe and continue to follow the rule of hand washing and social distancing.  

See you all soon!

Attending School During Lockdown

The school day starts at 8.30am.  A member of staff will open the main gate on Church Road for your child to come into the playground.

Please do NOT send your child to school if they are unwell or have any Coronavirus systems. Let the school office know if your child is not attending and the reason for absence.

The school day ends at 15.10.  Again a member of staff will open the main gate, on Church Road, for you to enter the playground collect children and leave via the top playground gate.

School Dinners are available.  The menu can be found on the website under parent and lunch menus. 


Please ensure your child is wearing warm clothes and sensible footwear.  It is colder in the classrooms than usual due to windows and doors being kept open for ventilation.

Using Microsoft Teams

All children have been given their login and password to access Teams.  If you are having problems please email Mr Francis ( or the school office for assistance.


Some Rules When Using Teams

- Your child must be dress appropriately (sorry no PJ's)

- No camera's to be on if using their bedrooms during live chats/lessons

- Where possible an adult should be with your child so they can monitor the activity on Teams

- Please ask your children not to start their own meetings

- Remind your children not to share passwords with anyone

- Your child should remain in one location when using their camera and should never show anything that could identify where you live

- Teams should only be accessed between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm

Lockdown Timetable from January 21

Lockdown Timetable

The timetable may change on a day to day basis please use the day channel in Teams to check the work that has been planned for your child that day.  

Remember do NOT stress or worry if your child does not complete all the work.  Encourage them to do as much as they can.   You are doing an amazing job - thank you.

Live Chats/Lessons

Mr Francis will aim to have a live chat at 10.15 every morning.  This is an opportunity for your child to have a chat with the rest of the class, take part in fun activities and participate in live lessons.

At 13.30 Mrs Bradshaw will have meetings with the children to discuss their reading books;

Monday - Spacebaby

Tuesday - Wolf Brother

Wednesday - Freak the Mighty

Friday - Goodnight Mr Tom

Reading Books Term 4

Reading Books

Every child has been given a reading book for them to read at their own pace.  Please aim to read with your child at least five times per week.

There is a channel in Teams for them to discuss the book with their peers.  They can discuss; who their favourite character is, why they would or would not recommend the book, they can predict what will happen next, they can ask if they do not understand any words or phrases etc.

When the books are completed by the group we will make arrangements for a book swap to take place.

There will be a live chat on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 13.30 to discuss the book.  Monday is Spacebaby, Tuesday Wolf Brother, Wednesday Freak the Mighty and Friday Goodnight Mr Tom.

Spelling Shed

We are using Spelling shed for day to day activities and challenges during lockdown.  Please use this link to access Spelling shed.  Login details and passwords have been sent to the children on their private channel on Teams.


   Spelling Shed

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs is being used during lockdown to complete activities and read books.  Login details have been sent to the children on their private channel on Teams.  Please use this link.


Maths Shed

Please use this link to access Maths Shed.   


Useful Links

Knowledge Organiser Term 3 & 4