Welcome to Miss Miller's Year 5 Class
Welcome to Year 5 2020-21
I am sure that the start of this term comes with mixed emotions but as I write this at the end of day one, I can assure you that we have all started the new school year brilliantly. There are some differences in school and with our routines at the moment, but the children have shown super attitudes and it felt just like any other new year with first morning nerves soon forgotten.
During the afternoon sessions this term, we are going to study forces and materials in science and our topic this term is ‘The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings!’ I for one cannot wait to get going with this!
In PE this term we complete units of work in game skills, concentrating on netball and football (and hockey in the second half term). The children will have P.E. on Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon and should come to school dressed in their kit on these days.
I should remind everybody; P.E. kit includes white or red plain T-shirts, black or blue shorts (or tracksuit / jogging bottoms in colder weather) and trainers. No jewellery should be worn for safety reasons. P.E. is part of the curriculum and it is important for children to remember to come ready in their P.E. kit on the appropriate day.
Homework: This half term, Year 5 will read nightly, practise their spellings and ensure they can confidently recall times tables facts. Links for Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars are at the bottom of the page. Their logins are recorded in their yellow homework diaries as reminders.
Homework diaries should be kept at home to record daily reading out of school, with a signature / comment from someone the children are reading to or with. I will collect the diaries each half term and award prizes for effort with home reading and using our records well. I have already been impressed with some summer stories from very keen readers and writers and I can't wait to hear and see more about this over the coming terms.
- Children should arrive at school between 9:00 - 9:15am at our classroom outside entrance. Please avoid being early to avoid queues and the risk of bubbles mixing
- We will finish school promptly at 3:15pm - please maintain social distancing while waiting
- Children only need to bring a coat and a water bottle to school (and obviously a packed lunch if needed) - please avoid bringing bags / pencil cases and any other unnecessary items
- Wear a PE kit to school every Monday and Thursday
Our ClassDojo is now up and running so this is a good channel of communication for you to reach me at any point should you need to.
Dates for your diary:
2nd September Children return to school
26th - 30th October HALF TERM
18th Dec Last day of term
5th January Back to school
I am looking forward to a fun, hardworking and successful year.