A warm welcome to Year 5’s class page! I am really looking forward to getting to know your children and sharing my passion for learning with them over the next year. Mrs Ellmer and I will be working closely together to both plan and deliver a highly motivating and engaging curriculum, so that everyone has a brilliant year!
We have an action packed year ahead of us and we are aiming to bring your child’s interests into the classroom environment as much as possible, in order to build confidence, set challenges and make progress. We understand that for some, the thought of Year 5 can seem a little daunting to begin with but please know, Mrs Ellmer 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. Our door is always open!
This term, Year 5 will be having swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon which is part of the PE curriculum for Key Stage Two. Please make sure your child has their full swimming kit in school on these days and that all items are labelled with their name to help avoid things going missing.
We are also lucky enough to have sessions with Premier Sport again this term on a Wednesday morning. In the past, the children have gained many skills and much confidence across a range of sports from these sessions and so we are extremely grateful for this opportunity. Please ensure that your child has the correct school PE kit with them.
New spellings will be given out on a Monday for your children to practice at home and these will be informally tested on Fridays. The children will also be given English and Maths homework on Wednesday, due in on the following Monday. In addition, we ask for children to read for about 30 minutes each evening, which is a great way for you to join them in their learning, by reading with them.
Miss Stillwell and Mrs Ellmer