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Dear Parents, Welcome to Year 5 and Wrens! We hope you all had a great summer break – it seems to have flown by. This is a very important and exciting year in your child’s education. Your child should have a reading record. These are really important and we encourage the children to read at home five times a week. We check reading records on a weekly basis. Please remember there is also Bug Club, to give your children another way to enjoy a book as well as answering the types of questions they will come across in SATs next year. Your child should also have a homework folder in which they will be given weekly English and maths homework.

Our main topic for this term will be the Vikings, but there will be other mini topics such properties of materials in science. We’ve started the year with a mini project based on a piece of music.  This will be a cross curriculum project. It will give the children an opportunity to settle into their new classes and get to know the staff they will be working with.

Year 5 will go swimming on Tuesday mornings. PE will be on Friday morning but it is very helpful if your child has their PE kit in school every day. In year 5 the children will be outside for as many of their lessons as possible so they will need to bring a warmer top to wear and some tracksuit bottoms. Trainers may be worn and on wetter days it might be an idea to include spare socks. Please could you ensure that all of your child’s kit (and their uniform) is clearly named? If you have an old shirt that your child could use as a painting apron that would be useful (and if you have any spares we could lend out to other children that would be great too!) We’d also like to remind you that, while children are permitted to wear small stud earrings and a watch to school, on PE days these items must be removed for safety reasons. Any children with long hair should have it tied back at all times, and especially for PE lessons.

If you have any questions or concerns do feel free to pop in and see us. It is easier for us if you do this at the end of a school day, as we are often busy preparing lessons before school but we are always willing to talk and it is sometimes quicker to sort out any problems with the class teacher rather than anyone else. More details are on the website. I am looking forward to seeing you throughout the year!

Kindest regards, Mr van Gameren