Welcome to Year 5
Class teacher: Miss Archer
Information for parents/carers of pupils in Year 5
Attendance and Punctuality
It is extremely important that your child arrives at school on time, ready to enter school at 8:45am, ready for registration. Should your child be unwell, please ensure that you have contacted the office in good time so that absences can be recorded and passed on.
Holidays in term time are not allowed. In line with all other schools in the Wolverley Pyramid, holidays will be marked as unauthorised. Authorised leave for exceptional reasons may be granted dependent on attendance in the previous twelve months. It is important to state that excellent attendance is of paramount importance particularly in Upper Key Stage 2 due to the pace and challenge demanded by the curriculum.
PE/Games are taken by Mr R. Wheeler, our sports coach, and other specialist coaches throughout the year. It is important that your child has the correct kit for PE, this includes a tracksuit, a pair of black shorts, a white t-shirt and also a pair of trainers. Your child will be expected to have their hair tied back and any earrings must be removed. Please could you ensure that all kit is clearly named.
Autumn 2: Tag rugby on Thursdays, football with Mr Wheeler on Fridays. Please provide your child with a plastic bag for their muddy trainers!
Homework and Reading Diaries
English and Maths homework is given out each week on Thursday to be handed in the following Tuesday. Maths will be a sheet to complete that is stuck in a yellow homework book, and the Collins English Workbooks are used for English (children write the page number to be completed in their planners). Homework is marked altogether so we discuss answers as a class.
The children in Year 5 are expected to read each night, and it would be greatly appreciated if parents/carers could sign to confirm this in their reading diaries. In school, reading is taught predominantly through group reading and English lessons.
The Daily Mile
Your children will be taking part in The Daily Mile each day with the aim to get your ‘children fit for life’. They will be able jog or walk the mile, providing it is completed to gain the full benefits. It is important that your child has well-fitting trainers in school every day, as well as a water bottle to keep them hydrated.
Water is necessary for the brain to function correctly and although it may seem a nuisance to remember to send a bottle of water in each morning, it really does help your child.
It is extremely important that we work together to encourage your child to strive for increased confidence and independence in school. We believe that they should be able to be responsible for their own belongings and engage in tasks independently.
We all wish our classrooms to be active learning environments but also recognise that occasionally a child may need to be disciplined. We have a layered set of behaviour sanctions, which, if not adhered to may result in a detention during a dinnertime. These detentions are not expected to be regular occurrences as the children have been made aware of the fact that they are monitored and parents may be requested to attend a meeting if several occur.
We hope that you find the above information helpful.
Thank you once again for your support.