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Aquila Class

Welcome to Year 5

Also known as...

Aquila Class

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 5!

Firstly I would like to begin by welcoming you back to Aquila Class after the half term break. I hope you have had a lovely time and I am sure you are now ready and excited to start the next term!

 

Autumn 2 Important Dates

Monday 5th November: School opens for Autumn 2

Monday 12th November: Online Safety Day

Wednesday 14th November: Children in Need and parent target meeting

Friday 16th November: BIG READ / Role Play Day

Monday 19th November: BIG WRITE

Thursday 22nd November: Afternoon Tea and Family Afternoon

Monday 3rd December: KS2 Dress Rehearsal

Monday 4th December: Age UK Choir

Monday 4th and 5th December: KS2 Christmas Concerts

Friday 7th December: Christmas Crafts and Christmas Bingo

Tuesday 11th December: KS1 Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday 12th December: KS1 Nativity (1.30pm)

Thursday 13th December: KS1 Nativity (6.00pm)

Monday 17th December: Whole School Panto

Tuesday 18th December: Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 19th December: KS1 and KS2 Christmas Discos with DJ Holty and MC Jones

Thursday 20th December: Christmas Parties and Games (Non-uniform - Christmas clothes)

Friday 21st December: Non-Uniform Day (£1 each) and Break Up at 2pm for Christmas

 

Staff in Aquila Class

Class Teacher: Mr N. Jones

Teaching Assistant: Mrs G. Stone

PPA Teaching: Mrs H. Twigg and Mrs D. Taylor

*We are always looking for parent  / grandparent volunteers to help with reading and classroom jobs, even a couple of hours a week is a huge help, with the promise of tea, coffee and biscuits!  Please contact nj@coppschool.lancs.sch.uk if you are interested in helping us in class.*

 

Our Topics

This year we will be studying the following five topics:

Autumn 1: Blitz and Pieces

Autumn 2: Once Upon a Time

Spring 1: Ancient Egypt

Spring 2: Local News

Summer: Shiver me Timbers!

 

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.

 

Homework

The children will receive homework on a Friday. They will continue to get an A4 sheet, double sided of maths and English. I would ask that the children attempt the homework independently but please support if needed. They should spend no more than 30/45 minutes on the whole worksheet.

 

Reading Books / Library Books

Your child will continue to be given reading book either from the school library or from the reading schemes. They will also be given a reading diary to bring home and fill in to document their reading both at school and at home. These will be checked throughout the week. You should aim to read every night if possible as reading is vital to the whole curriculum.

 

Reading, Writing, Reflection and Design Areas:

We have a dedicated reading area in class.  The reading area has a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books.  The children will also use the library in school and may take a library book home each week.

There is a writing area for two children to work at for extra work on things such as sentence structure, handwriting and SPAG.

We have a reflection area where the children are allowed to spend time reflecting upon anything that has happened in class or at home that week.

We have also recently added an art and design table for the children to use to sketch, paint and build.

 

Before and After School

At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.40 – 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 times tables, 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 wait in the area outside the top of the KS1 corridor (with all of the other KS2 children).  The children will wait in this area until they see who is collecting them, and strictly must not leave through the gate until they do so.

 

General Reminders

The children will be doing PE twice a week.  Please ensure that your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) in school at all times (and all clearly labelled).

The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.

 

Winmarleigh (PGL)

We will be going to Winmarleigh between 13th – 15th March 2019. If you have any concerns about this please come and see me asap.

 

Finally

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 or come in and see me.

 

Thank you for visiting our class page,

 

Mr N. Jones