Welcome to Year Five!

Croeso i Flwyddyn Pump!

What’s happening in Year 5 – Autumn term, 2018?

 

Homework:

 The children will be given homework periodically which will need to be returned by the date given. It would be useful if each child could have a decent-sized homework folder in order to carry their work safely to and from school.

 

English

 The children need to bring their reading book and reading-record book to school with them on their allocated day. They (generally) will not be reading these books to an adult in school as we will be hearing them read their Group Guided Reading book so we rely on parents to make sure they do read these books. Please set aside some time to listen to your child read regularly. Even the most able readers benefit from this.

 

    They will have weekly spellings to learn which are tailored to meet the individual needs of the children and curriculum. Spelling tests are on a Friday and they will need to have their spelling books with them every Friday. We advise the children to practise their spellings for five minutes every day.

 

 In addition to reading and spelling there will be other pieces of English to be completed at home, periodically. These usually reinforce work that we have covered in school.

 

Maths

 The most important thing you can do to help your child with their Maths is to ensure that they know their tables inside-out, upside-down and back-to-front!! Don’t listen to a child who says, ‘I know my 7 x tables’! Accuracy and speed are of the essence! (They can always learn their 13-20 x tables!) Please also ensure your child knows how to tell the time – analogue first, then digital.  They need to be able to read timetables and work out what time it will be in 50 minutes, for example.

 

P.E Kits: P.E will be on a Friday this year. When it’s cold the children may wear track-suit bottoms and a sweat-shirt. They will also need trainers. As the term progresses, we will be doing indoor and outdoor PE so they need to be fully equipped for both these sessions every Friday. Year 5 will be going swimming every Wednesday up until half term in February. The cost of this is £2 per week to cover transport, to be paid through Parent Pay.

 

Other curriculum areas:

Our topic this term is ‘Blitz!’ which is all about WW2. Sometimes your child will be asked to produce a project or piece of research at home which they may need your help/guidance with.

 

Residential Trips

Year 5 will be going to Morfa bay in the Summer Term.

 

Year 5:

We are lucky enough in Year 5 to be taking part in two exciting projects. The first is to have six free sessions in school time with a representative from Welsh Cycling. These sessions will be taking place on: September 11th & 25th and October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd. Your child will need a fully functioning bike and helmet in school for these sessions. If  your child does not have one of these, please let us know as soon as possible as they can be provided with a bike by Welsh Cycling as long as they know beforehand.

The second project for Year 5 is on Tuesday 18th September when the children will be taking part in a full day of activities in school as part of the Monmouthshire Playmaker scheme. On this day, the children will be trained to enable them to organise team games with younger children. They will have a follow up day to this (with Year 5 classes from other local schools) in Bailey Park in the Summer Term. On this day, they need to have an outdoor and indoor PE kit with them please.

 

   Please call in to see us at any time if you feel your child has a problem. If we work together, your child will have a happy, successful year.

Thank you for your time and patience!

Mrs. T. Pugh

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P.E:

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:

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.

Morfa Bay:

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.