The Year 5 Team
Miss Stillwell Mrs O'Reilly
A warm welcome to Year 5’s class page!
I am really looking forward to welcoming your children back to school and getting to know them throughout the year. Mrs O’Reilly and I will be working closely together to both plan and deliver a highly motivating and engaging curriculum, so that everyone can embrace a passion for learning.
We have an action-packed year ahead of us and we aim to bring your child’s interests into the classroom wherever possible, in order to build confidence, set challenges and make progress. We understand that the thought of returning to school and moving up to Year 5 may seem a little daunting, but please know, Mrs O’Reilly and I are always available to help your child and to give them the right support.
Communication between school and home is also an important factor in a child’s education and we are happy to speak with you about any worries or concerns you may have. You can contact me via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer a face to face meeting, please contact the school office and they will be happy to arrange this for you.
This term, Year 5 will have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings. We are lucky to be having high quality sessions delivered by Mr Howell from AllStar Sussex, where the children will revisit the skills needed to play tennis and we are extremely grateful for this opportunity. Mrs Cleary and I will also be teaching fielding and striking techniques and we will look at how sport can help with well-being. At this time, we are asking for children to come into school wearing their PE kit, on the days they have a PE lesson. This is due to current guidelines from the DfE and is subject to change. As it is getting colder, and your child will be wearing their PE kit all day, please make sure they have warm, suitable clothing (we recommend a pair of jogging bottoms and a jumper).
New spellings will be given out on a Monday for your child to practice at home and these will be informally tested on Fridays. In addition, we ask for children to read for about 30 minutes each evening and record this in their reading records. This is a great way for you to join them in their learning and reading stories as a family can be a lovely way to relax.
Discussions about setting maths and English homework will be had amongst staff in early September. Please keep an eye on our class page for further details.
Miss Stillwell and Mrs O’Reilly