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Year 5

Welcome to year five!


Welcome to the year five class page.

We hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and your families and friends are well.

We look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Thursday and I would like to introduce the year five team:


J Gill 

C Parkinson

H Murray


Over the next few days, I will be providing you with lots of information, in terms of curriculum content, which will be taught to your child during the autumn term.  Detailed information will be provided in the curriculum links below.


In terms of classroom routines and general information, please note:


Morning registration.


Children will assemble on the school yard and a member of staff will be present from 8.45am.  At 8.55am, a whistle will be blown which the cue for all children to stand still.  A second whistle will be blown and in response to this, the children will walk into their classroom lines to avoid early morning bumps and bruises!  Each class teacher will meet their pupils outside.  Breakfast club is available for any parents who require this provision.


End of the school day.


Please wait outside the classroom door at the end of the school day.  Always ensure that you contact the school office if your child is going home with another adult - or another child in the class - as safeguarding procedure require this instruction.  If at any point in the school year you make the decision to allow your child to walk home alone, please contact the school office or a member of the year five team.


Water bottles.


Please ensure that your child brings to school a water bottle for them to drink from during the day.  Please do not send your child with juice in their class water bottles as this can often make the children thirsty and as a school we encourage healthy choices.  Fruit drinks and cordials are permitted for packed lunches.




Please label your child's school uniform as it makes it very difficult for us to identify lost items.  When playing games, the children will often take their jumpers and cardigans off and leave them on the yard which can result in staff spending a long time tracking belongings  down.


Book bags.


Can I please encourage you to purchase a school book bag from the school office as they are extremely useful for keeping reading books and homework safe and organised (especially when extra worksheets are sent home).  Children will be given instructions shortly as to when they will be given homework and how this will be managed between home and school.  Reading books MUST be brought into school every day as extra guided reading support will be provided when the opportunity arises.  Please try and listen to your child read as often as possible.




Year five will be swimming this term.  The children are familiar with the routines expected of them in the swimming baths but please see the reminders below.

Boys must wear swimming trunks (no swimming shorts).

Girls must wear swimming costumes (as opposed to bikinis).

Please ensure your child has taken out their earrings prior to attending school as staff are unable to remove them without parental permission.

Please ensure that your child brings their swimming kit to school as staff in the school office are not always able to contact parents if you forget.

Your child must wear a swimming hat (swimming hats can be purchased from the swimming baths).


Your child will be bringing home a permission slip to attend the swimming baths before the end of the week and I would ask you to sin and return it as soon as possible.




Chess will resume this term, hopefully next week.  Once I have received confirmation I will inform the children.



Thank you for your anticipated support.



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