Welcome to Year 5
Welcome to Year 5!
Firstly I would like to begin by welcoming you to Aquila Class.I hope that you all had a lovely summer break and I am sure you are now ready and excited to start a new academic year.
As we are starting a new school year, our topics will be changing!
Staff in Aquila Class
Class Teacher: Mr Giles
Teaching Assistant: Mrs G. Stone
PPA Teaching: Mrs H. Twigg and Mrs D. Taylor
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Autumn 1: A Kingdom United
Autumn 2: What is so special about Planet Earth?
Spring 1: Inventors and Inventions
Spring 2: Is anybody out there?
Summer 1: Amazon Adventure
Summer 2: Faster, Higher, Stronger
Maths and English Targets
The Year 5 children have maths and English targets (which are at the back of their relevant books). Please ask your child their current targets as they should know them.
The children will receive homework on a weekly basis. This will be given out every Friday and will be expected to be returned by Wednesday.
Reading Books / Library Books
Your child will continue to be given reading book either from the school library or from the reading schemes. You should aim to read every night if possible as reading is vital to the whole curriculum.
We have a dedicated reading area in class. The reading area has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books.
Before and After School
At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.30 – 8.55) the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year. During our first half term we will have a push on arithmetic, the children will be able to play games and activities to improve their times tables fluency.
At the end of each school day (3.15 pm) the children will be dismissed through the main school office. The children will wait in this area until they see who is collecting them, and strictly must not leave until they do so.
The children will be doing PE twice a week. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) on Tuesday's and Friday's.
The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.
I would again like to thank you in advance for all your support this year and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo.
Thank you for visiting our class page,