Our class teacher is Miss Ford.
Our class teaching assistant is Mrs Nisar.
Parent/carer and pupil information: (Yr 5 2018/19)
I am excited to be teaching your child in Emerald class this year. There are lots of exciting opportunities planned and many more yet to be planned! Year 5 is a great year. We will work as a team to help each other succeed and reach our full potential this year! They will continue to grow in confidence, resilience and independence and have opportunities to work on integrated projects together and build on their interests and experiences.
Autumn Term – Tudors – A trip back in time to explore this hugely significant period of British history. During this term we will be taking a trip to Llancaiach Fawr.
Spring Term – Extreme Earth – Exploring our wonderful world and some of the extreme events that occur sometimes, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
Summer Term – Ancient Egypt: A second trip back in time to this fascinating ancient civilisation.
Expectations of Behaviour
Your children will be given the opportunity to explore and discover in a variety of settings. Throughout the year our expectations of behaviour remain consistent. All pupils should treat each other with respect and speak to each other in an appropriate way. The children will be expected to stay on green or above on our behaviour chart and be ready to learn. Good listening and behaviour will be rewarded with dojo points and those who remain on green or above will be rewarded. Any disruptive behaviour will be sanctioned. We firmly believe that all children are entitled to learn in an environment where they feel safe and free from distractions. We expect exemplary behaviour from our children and we treat them with fairness and respect.
All the equipment your child needs is provided at school therefore pencil cases are optional. However, your child can bring a pencil case if they choose. Please ensure that it does not contain any rubbers or a compass. Rucksacks should be small as large rucksacks do not fit in the lockers.
Reading books, spellings and homework
All children are provided with a reading book from our reading scheme. They will be asked to keep a record of every book they read. They will be heard read by the class teacher and class teaching assistant during guided group reading sessions and periodically throughout the week. They will also be encouraged to choose a book that interests them from the reading corner for independent quiet reading sessions. If they are enjoying a book at home they are welcome to bring it in to read in school.
We hope you will also continue to listen to them read at home as this is still a vital part of developing their skills and love of reading.
The children will have a spelling test every week and new spellings will be sent home for them to learn. They will also continue to use the LEXIA programme to further develop their spelling and comprehension skills at least three times a week.
I will not send home weekly homework but the children will occasionally be given a task to complete at home.
They will have a weekly times tables challenge, and it is really beneficial if they practice these at home.
All pupils are expected to have P.E kit in school on P.E days. In Emerald class we will have P.E on a Wednesday. Children should bring in trainers, shorts, joggers, t shirt and a warm hoodie or jumper for colder days. Long hair must be tied back and no jewellery should be worn. Forest schools will be on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing and footwear.
We encourage the children to wear our school uniform every day.
Drinks and snacks
We are a healthy school and encourage healthy snacks at break time. If they want to bring tuck money please ensure it is bought in a purse or wallet. It is their responsibility to look after it. We also understand the importance of children drinking water and staying hydrated throughout the school day, especially in hot weather so a water bottle with their name on is encouraged.
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