Hello and welcome to Year 5!
Welcome to Dove! The teachers are Miss Wright in Owl and Mrs Irfan in Dove. We are lucky to have two LSA’s, Ylva and Katherine who will work across both classes in the mornings. They will support groups of children with their learning in the morning. On Thursday mornings is a time for us to do planning and preparation for the lessons we teach. Half of the morning will be taught by Mr Wells and the other half will be taught by Miss Stevens, our school sports teacher.
We will always be in the playground before or after school if there is anything that you wish to discuss. If you want to arrange a longer meeting, you can phone the office staff and they will arrange this for you.
In Year 5, the children will be spending the morning in literacy, numeracy, reading and spelling or grammar lessons. In the afternoon, we will do anything from art, handwriting, PSHE, circle time, French and, of course, our exciting topic lessons!
Children are assessed regularly and progress can be discussed with parents at learning review meetings. I will contact you if we have any concerns about your child's progress but you are always welcome to ask how your child is doing at any time!
Homework will be given out every Thursday. Year 5 pupils will all receive literacy, numeracy and spellings, and sometimes topic homework too. It has to be handed in on a Monday morning. If homework is not handed in on a Monday morning, a text will be sent home to the child's parents. The school offers homework club after school from 3:15 – 4:15 every Thursday, this is a great opportunity for your child to collaborate with peers and receive support from school staff.
It is important that your child reads for 15 minutes each day, whether by themselves or with an adult. They will have their opportunity to regularly change their reading books using our schools online system. It is therefore important that your child brings their book bag into school every day.
PE is on Thursday mornings and will be delivered by Miss Stevens, our very own sports teacher! It is essential that your child wears the house colour t-shirt for their PE kit which should also be suitable for the weather (we will usually go out, even if it is cold!). You can purchase the coloured t-shirt from the school office or wear one from home. PE kit must be clearly labelled with your child’s name on to avoid anything going missing! Children can arrive at school in their PE kit in the morning as long as they bring full school uniform with them to change back into before lunch.
Over the year we cover a range of inspiring Topics which include geography, history, science, art, ICT, RE and French. Further to this we teach skills based lessons for example coding and DT.
Term 1 – The Vikings! (History)
Term 2 – Fantastic Forces (Science)
Term 3 – Childhood (History)
Term 4 – Earth and Space
Term 5 – Mountains (Geography & DT)
Term 6 - Bristol’s Floating Harbour (History)
We welcome parents to support us with our Topic lessons so if you would like to join us or come on trips it would be greatly appreciated. Please don’t hesitate to come and chat to us!
School councillors: TBC
Class librarians: Khulud and Denny
Assembly Committee: TBC
ICT Ambassadors: TBC