Year 5 2018 - 2019

Miss Griffiths

Mrs McCready

Welcome to Year 5!

It is so exciting to have all these familiar faces in my class for a second time. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them in Year 3 and am very much looking forward to another happy, successful year and seeing how much they have progressed.

In Year 5 we are supported in class by Mrs McCready. On Wednesday afternoons, Mme Carter and Miss Shaw will lead our learning in French and computing respectively.



Following the purchase of a selection of new reading books, we have been able to extend our coloured book band levels beyond ruby which previously was the highest a child could go before becoming a free reader. There are now 4 additional levels beyond this. All Year 5 children have now been reassigned a coloured band to work from for home reading books. We would like to see children reading with an adult at least 3 times a week at home and an accompanying comment from the adult in their red reading record, which will be checked weekly. Children are of course welcome to read independently (from both their school book or any other they enjoy) and make their own comment in their reading record, however this will not count towards to expected amount.



Homework will be given out weekly on a Friday. This will usually consist of maths and English, though sometimes creative homework will be given in place of one of these. Homework is due in on the following Wednesday (with an additional week allowed for creative homework).


First Access

On Mondays after break, we have our First Access strings lessons. These sessions provide a wonderful opportunity for your child to develop their musical skills and, for those who don’t already, learn an instrument to play as part of an ensemble. Once a term we will perform a concert for parents to show off our developing skills.



PE takes place on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these days (though it is useful if PE kits are in school everyday in case of hall swaps, etc). PE kit should include appropriate footwear (pumps for indoor activities and trainers for outdoor activities), a jumper (weather dependent) and, for girls, spare socks if they tend to wear tights.



Of course, we have a very exciting residential to look forward to this year – a three night stay at the Conway Centre in Anglesey, due to take place in February. More information regarding dates and cost will be sent out in due course.


Water bottles

Children learn best when they are well hydrated, so please could you ensure your child has a named water bottle in school everyday to be kept at the Hydration Station in the classroom. They will have opportunities to refill these at the water fountain throughout the day.



As ever, I am always happy to discuss any worries, concerns or general queries you may have. Though I will be available for a short time at the beginning of the school day, after school offers more time for conversation so feel free to come and see me once all children have been dismissed.


Here’s to a happy and productive year!

Best wishes, Miss Griffiths.

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Year 5 Anglo Saxon Day, by Mrs Bell

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