WELCOME TO MRS FARLEY'S
YEAR 5 CLASS
We are going to have a wonderful year!
In Year 5, children are asked to bring their reading books and diary to school on a daily basis. This will enable me to record comments when a child has taken part in Guided Reading or a 1 to 1 reading session.
Reading diaries are also to be used by the children to record their independent reading and for parents/carers to provide feedback or make comments on the reading they have done with their child.
Children are invited to bring their own snacks to be eaten during morning or afternoon break times. Snacks should be a healthy food choice such as fruit or a cereal bar. Chocolate bars and crisps are not considered to be healthy snacks.
English and Maths homework will be set each Friday and should be completed and returned the following Friday. Any homework set will reinforce learning related to basic maths skills and spelling patterns. The children will also have a spelling test every Friday. In addition to this, the children will receive various additional homework activities throughout the year related to the creative topics.
P.E. sessions will take place each Tuesday and Friday, although this may be subject to changes throughout the year. Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled. It would be useful to have a tracksuit or suitable outdoor wear, stored in class, for P.E sessions that take place outside during the winter months.
We will begin swimming lessons on Wednesday 27th November, with the last session on Wednesday 29th January. Children will need to ensure they bring a swimming costume, swimming hat, towel and goggles.
This year the children will learn how to play a brass instrument. Every Friday morning, the children will have a music lesson taught by Mr Fogg. The children will be working towards a concert to be held in the Summer term to showcase their new music skills.