Welcome to Class 5
We are delighted to let you know that we have had a lovely start to Class 5 this year and every child in the class has really settled into the class routines well.
HOMEWORK-Your child will receive homework on the following days:
In order to help your child at home:
Give your child a healthy snack such as a banana before they work.
Provide a peaceful place to work away from distractions such as the TV.
Most importantly, PRAISE your child for their efforts.
For more ideas on how to help your child see page 124 of your child’s Home/School Diary Planner.
PLANNERS-Your child has been given a Home/School Diary Planner. The planner will help your child keep track of the homework given out each week. There is also a space for parents to write messages for school staff, reasons for any absences and requests for appointments plus any home reading comments.
PE-Year 5 and Year 6 will have PE on a Tuesday. A PE kit (shorts and t-shirt) is provided by school. Your child will need to have suitable indoor and outdoor pumps/trainers.
SWIMMING-An additional curriculum requirement is that Year 5 go swimming on a Friday to Spenborough Pool. Children are required to have a towel, cap and either trunks or a full swimsuit. If your child needs an inhaler please make sure this is in school at all times.
SPELLINGS-Every Monday, spellings will be shown on the whiteboard and should be learnt for the following Friday using the spelling sheet provided. If your child does not understand the meaning of a word they should look it up in a dictionary or ask a member of their family if they are not sure.
Your child needs to learn a few words each night-like this:
LOOK at the word
COVER the word up
WRITE the word down
CHECK you have written it correctly.
If it is right, move on to the next word. If it is wrong, start again.
On Thursday night, your child will need your help at home to test them an ALL the words and their meanings. They will need to WRITE THEM DOWN using the back of the sheet if necessary.
TIMES TABLES-If your child does not know their times tables off by heart and with some speed they will get seriously behind in their maths work.
Learning tables may not be the most exciting thing on the planet but can be easily done by: