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Derwent Class Year 5

September 2017

Welcome to Derwent Class!

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Welcome to the autumn term! We hope you are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

Our topic this term is, ‘Turning Points in British History’ and the majority of the topic will revolve around World War II.

We will continue to work hard on developing their Literacy and Numeracy skills. Please try to make sure your child reads on a regular basis at home, sharing the experience whenever you can. ‘Reading Records’ will be sent home for you to make three comments about their reading at home. We also expect your child to make three comments of their own and the books will be collected in every Monday. Please ensure that their Reading Record is in school every day.

It is also of great importance that the children learn their weekly spellings and times tables at home too. These will be tested on a Friday.

Further information regarding the Year 5 Curriculum can be found at the bottom of our Class page.

Below are some important points to ensure a happy and productive first term:

  • Always be smart and punctual
  • Label your PE kit and school uniform
  • Bring your ‘Reading Record’ to school every day
  • Listen carefully and be kind to others
  • Learn your spellings and be able to apply them
  • Always try your best
  • Enjoy your learning journey
  • Indoor plimsolls

Your child will need a named PE kit (white t-shirt and blue shorts) every Tuesday and Friday. They will also need trainers and suitable clothing for outdoor games on a Tuesday. Remember to bring headphones into school so that your child can access Spellodrome.

A club timetable and an accompanying letter will be sent home shortly. If your child is going to attend a club, then please remember to return the permission slip to the appropriate teacher. Hopefully your child will be able to take part in some of the extra-curricular activities that are available to them.

Important dates:

  •  Friday 15th September- Meet the teacher 2:15pm
  • Tuesday 26th – Book Fair
  •  27th Wednesday September – Book Fair
  • Monday 2nd October – Inset Day
  • Monday 9th October – Individual Photos
  • Tuesday 10th October – Kingswood Meeting
  • Monday 16th October – Parent Consultation
  • Tuesday 17th October – Parent Consultation
  • Monday 23rd October – Half Term
  • Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd November – Kingswood
  • Wednesday 15th November – Derwent Class Assembly
  • Monday 11th December – Carol Concert
  • Tuesday 12th December – Carol Concert
  • Thursday 21st December – Last day of term. Finish at midday

Many thanks for your support,

Mr Regan & Mr Amer