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Useful information for Parents and Carers of children in Year 5.

We have two Year 5 classes; 5A and 5R.

Year 5 Staff
5R: Rebecca Reid (Class teacher)
5A: Katherine Applegarth (Class Teacher),
Support staff: Sarah Walsh

PPA cover : Andrea Littlewood

Classroom Location
5A: On the  top floor, just off the left-hand-side (as you approach from the playground)
5R: On the top floor, to the right of the Chip-Shop (Computer room).

Parent-Teacher Times

As we are sure you are aware we are unable to meet in person currently so we will be making ourselves available during these times each week for you to contact us:

5A: Wednesday 3:45 – 4:15
5R:Wednesday 3:45 – 4:15

Please email the office if you wish to speak to us during these times so that we can schedule you in. If these times are unsuitable for you please email the office and we will arrange an alternative time.

We have two Parents’ Evenings a year, one in Autumn and one in Spring Term. Please read the Weekly Update to find out when these are, and the school will also be in touch so you can book your slots in good time.

Topics

Autumn: Earth and Space

Spring: Vikings and Angle-Saxon

Summer: Rivers

Weekly Update

At the end of every week, Yerbury sends a Weekly Update to all parents who have signed up for it (see the bottom of the website to sign up). This includes a lot of information both on a school level and for individual class information. We strongly encourage all parents to sign up to it so you are kept up-to-date

P.E/Dance (Days)

We try to do exercise every day – if not P.E or Dance, then the Daily Mile. Please make sure your child comes to school in suitable footwear and clothing to run in each day as children will not be changing for PE/Daily mile sessions.

P.E day & Dance day: please refer to the class letter you receive at the beginning of term

School Visits – Classes usually organise 3 trips a year linked to their topics.

Class assemblies or Special Event/Day – Each class usually does 3 class or year group events a year which parents are encouraged to attend. Please keep a look out in the Weekly Update for dates.

Water bottles/Lunchboxes

All children must bring in a water bottle, clearly labelled with their name. These will be used by the children throughout the day, so please try and ensure that they are able to open these independently. These will be sent home each afternoon for cleaning and refilling for the following day. Please encourage your child to take responsibility for remembering their water bottle every day.

Those children who are bringing a packed lunch should bring this in a small container, ideally a lunch box, as these will be stored within the classroom. Please also ensure your child is able to open the box and any food packages and containers, particularly flasks, independently. We are a healthy eating school, so lunches should be nutritious and balanced, with no junk food items and no fizzy or sugary drinks. Nuts and foods containing nuts are strictly prohibited.

Homework

Spellings will be handed out on Fridays but we are not expecting children to return them to us. They will be expected to learn the spelling through the sheet and practise online, using ‘Spelling Shed’, which will be assigned and monitored. These spellings will be assessed in class during the following week. Children are also expected to regularly practise on Times tables Rockstars.

Spelling and Handwriting
You can find a list of spellings and handwriting guidance appropriate to your child’s year-group by clicking Spelling & Handwriting.
Furthermore, children will have spellings regularly set for homework.

Maths and English Curriculum Objectives
Click on THIS LINK to learn more about the Maths and English (Speaking, Reading and Writing) Objectives that are taught from Year 1 to Year 6. Additionally, here is a link to a handy TIMES TABLES GRID and advice.

Maths fluency & recall facts – Year5keyrecallfacts

Year 5 Curriculum Map
To follow

How you can help
If you have any knowledge, skill, or artefacts related to what we are learning in school, then please do get in touch with your child’s teacher. We love having our Parents and Carers come in and help us all to learn!

PPA Cover – All teachers are required by law to have Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time during the week. This is covered by the same person every week to ensure consistency for the children. The PPA cover for this year group will be done by Andrea Littlewood.

Medicine and hygiene (Y5/6)

If your child requires an inhaler, EpiPen, or any other regular medication, please could you ensure the school has two of each medication from day one, as we will require one for the classroom and one for the school medical room.

We realise that in Year 5/6, there may be some children who need to bring sanitary products into school with them. These can be kept in a small bag which can fit in their tray. Please let the teacher know so we can support your child appropriately.

Home Alone

In Y5 and 6, children are allowed to walk home alone at the end of the school day if the parents give permission. Permission forms are given out at the beginning of the year. This only applies at the end of the school day, not during school hours. If a child needs to go home during the school day for whatever reason, an adult needs to be them up.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones are not allowed in school, however if parents would like their children to have a mobile phone for after school (e.g. to walk home alone, or go to the park), then the children came drop their mobile phones off in the office at the beginning of the day, and pick them up at home time.