Year 5 2021 - 2022
“We Share, We Value, We Respect”
We hope that you and your families are safe and have had a wonderful summer. As the school year begins, I would firstly like to introduce myself as a new member of the school’s community. I am very much looking forward to the year ahead teaching your child and I hope that they are looking forward to a fun, challenging and successful year.
Homework will be set for the children on a Monday to be completed and handed in on the following Friday. This will usually include an online maths homework and weekly spellings.
There will also be opportunities to pursue different projects for their topics, this will help to develop their own inquiry and research skills. It is important that any piece of homework is completed to a high standard and your support in this would be very much appreciated.
PE will take place on both Monday’s and Thursday’s. PE kits are required to be in school and stay in school throughout the term. Please ensure that all items of school uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name; this also includes coats, PE kits and shoes. We also hope that you will continue to support the school policy by removing earrings from your child before sending them to school.
In the best interest of the school and children, the school are continuing their stance on no equipment from home, this may include pencil cases, any stationary or notebooks as everything will be provided by the school. Alongside this, following on from the previous year, no large bags should be brought into school.
You will be aware that government guidance states that a full class will not have to isolate if ONE pupil tests positive for Covid-19.
However, should multiple cases within a given period arise, Public Health will advise on any subsequent actions. These actions will be forwarded to you.
Therefore, please be reassured that all measures in place are to ensure the least possible disruption to your child’s education. As ever, we thank you for your understanding and support with this.
Collecting & dropping off children
In order to keep the children safe it is essential that we are informed if an adult other than the usual person is collecting your child from school. Please let us know in the morning or phone the office to let us know of any changes, otherwise we are unable to send a child home until we have contacted parents to confirm the arrangements.
Please ensure that your child is on time for school, as when children are late it can make it difficult for them to settle in the mornings. Children should be in school for 8.55 am. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to talk to me at the end of the day. If it is more appropriate, appointments can also be made at the office.
I look forward to working with you to ensure a happy and successful year.
Miss Norwood Year 5 teacher (Mrs Devine Teaching Assistant)
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