Mr M Gamble - Teacher (Year 5 AM + 1 afternoon)
Mrs C Forman - Teacher (Year 6 AM + 2 afternoons)
Miss V Lakin - Teaching Assistant (Year 5 AM)
Mrs J Knight - Teaching Assistant (Year 6 AM + 2 afternoons)
Mrs C Fielding - Teacher (1 afternoon)
Mr I Richardson - HLTA (1 afternoon)
Space, the Solar system and the Earth, Moon and Sun (this will be the same as our science topic too). We will also be doing physical features and volcanoes and mountain ranges in space.
Year 5 PE Days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit at school for each of these days.
Guided Reading homework will be a key focus for your child this year. You should have already received a letter from Mrs Brosenitz’s relating to this with an invitation to a workshop.
Spellings will also form an important part of the children’s learning at home and we will send out spellings on Fridays to be learned for the test on the following Friday.
Your child will bring home a times table sheet (every Friday). The children will be tested on these the following Friday and once they achieve 50 correct answers, they will then progress on to the next sheet (getting progressively more tricky!). This is a timed challenge - 3 minutes and for many it will take time to be able to master this. We urge you to practice with your child at home so that they can make progress.
I do encourage all the children to bring in a bottle of water for drinking during lessons. They can fill this in the classroom and they are stored next to our sink.
Please ensure that your children have separate indoor and outdoor shoes.
Getting in touch
We look forward to giving you an update on your child's progress at the Parent Consultations in October. If you need to speak to us sooner, please ring the office or contact Mr Gamble directly, to make an appointment.
Please visit the Contact Us page for the school's contact information.
Class web links
(Clicking on the image or logo below will take you to the relevant website)
We use a reward system in school called Class Dojo these are online creatures that your child can personalize, and if your child follows school rules and routines and strives to do their best, they will receive Dojos through the week. Again you will receive an invite and you can log on to ‘Class Dojo’, where you can see one of the ways we give positive feedback.
We are also on Twitter, so watch out for our tweets! You can find us at @mcps_class5. We use twitter and the school website if we need to remind you of events such as home clothes days or if it is bad weather and the school has to shut. It’s worth logging on.
The schools twitter feeds are protected accounts - content is only visible to people with an account approved by the school. Should you wish to follow a school twitter account - please also send an email to the headteacher at email@example.com stating your twitter account name. This will allow us to ensure that only genuine parents/carers and members of the school community are able to access the pages.