Welcome to Year Five!
Welcome back to the new school year!
Our topic this half term is 'Blitz!' which is based around WW2. There is so much involved in this topic that we will continue it after half term too and run it alongside our 'Champions' topic.
You can expect the children to receive maths homework on a Tuesday night, to be returned on Wednesday morning. Spellings will come home every Friday starting on the 9th September. Home spelling books need to be signed by an adult and returned to school every Friday unless otherwise informed. Home reading books will be sent home next week and should be returned every Wednesday. Sometimes your child will receive extra homework at the weekends, usually related to our topic.
Please help your child with his/her homework and inform me as to any difficulty.
Your child will be having PE every Friday afternoon and will need their kit in school. When the weather is colder they will need an old pair of joggers and sweatshirt as well as shorts and T Shirt.
Swimming this term (until Christmas) will take place EVERY Thursday morning so please make sure you child's swimming kit and £2 for the bus is in school each Thursday - thank you.
After the enormous success of this year’s trip, I have provisionally booked to take Year 5 to Morfa Bay Adventure Centre, Carmarthen on Friday 30th June – Monday 3rd July, 2017. Please have a look at the Morfa Bay photos on the website if you want to see what we did on the trip. Alternatively, ask one of the parents of the children who went last year, to seek their opinions.
The cost will be £160 per pupil (unless the centre has increased the cost) plus the cost of transport which I am hoping to raise funds for. If you wish your child to accompany us, please sign the necessary form asap. A non-refundable deposit of £40 will be required by October 1st and then three further monthly instalments after that (1st February, 1st March, 1st April – or closest available school day.) Of course, you may pay in full or in weekly instalments instead if you wish. Cheques need to be made payable to ‘Llantilio Pertholey School’.
I need to know asap who will be going on the trip in order to secure our places at the Centre. If your child chooses not to go, they will need to attend school on the Friday and Monday that we are away and receive their education in another class. Please call in to see me if you have any queries re: the trip.
It really was a fantastic trip and I'm hoping all of the children will accompany us.