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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

 

Our Class Teacher in Year 5 is Ms Waterland and Mrs Groom and Mrs Kaur are the shared Year 5 and 6 Teaching Assistants this year. 

 

We know things can seem a bit uncertain at the minute but we are here to support you where we can. Please ensure you have read the school's COVID-19 Guidance Handbook and feel free to arrange an appointment if you have any questions or wish to discuss your child's learning. Face to face or virtual meetings can be arranged through the School Office. Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

 

Useful Information

Marvellous Me:

We are delighted to let you know that we will be continuing to use Marvellous Me to keep you informed of your child's learning and achievements in school. If you have any questions or would like help in accessing the app then please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Reading:

All children are expected to read regularly (at least 5 times a week) and keep an up to date record in their ‘School Planner'. Planners will be collected in every Friday although we will still check reading and homework on a daily basis. 

 

Spellings:

Weekly spelling will be sent home every Monday and ‘checked’ (tested) the following Monday. Spelling sheets will be collected in and a record is also kept of their weekly score.

 

Homework:

We will be setting the children a '10 Minute Challenge' to complete each day at home. This will include a range of different activities and should be completed in their homework book. More information can be found on our Homework page using the following link https://www.orchardprimary.org.uk/homework-1/ 

 

As well as the above, we do still ask that your child reads and practises their spellings along with their numeracy fluency target (times tables) each day as this will have a significant impact on their learning.

 

Maths Fluency Targets:

This half term Year 5 will be revisiting their times tables, up to 12 x 12. We really appreciate your support and encouragement with this as it is important that the children are practising regularly at home as well as in school. Please use the following link for our Maths Fluency page which has lots of great links and games to help https://www.orchardprimary.org.uk/times-tables/

 

PE:

This half term, our P.E lesson will be on a Friday. Please can we remind you that full P.E kits, with suitable footwear, should always be in school and can be kept on the children’s pegs. Please also ensure that all school uniform and P.E kits are clearly labelled.

 

Water Bottles:

All children need to bring a named water bottle to school each day please.

 

Internet Safety:

A big focus this year will be learning how to stay safe online. Important information and updates will be send where necessary and the following websites also have lots of great information:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

 

We use the child friendly search engine 'Kiddle' when carrying out research in school. If your child would like to use the internet to research information at home I have copied a link to ‘Kiddle’ below. Please make sure you supervise your child while they are online and do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

https://www.kiddle.co/

 

The adults in Year 5 are available to chat and answer your questions before registration each morning. However, if you feel you need more time to talk then please feel free to make an appointment- face to face or virtual meetings can be arranged by contacting the School Office.

 

Thank you as always for your ongoing support - The Year 5 Team.

 

 

 

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