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Welcome to Year Five!

Tiger Class
Mrs Kirk (year lead)

Lion Class 
Miss Blackwell and Mrs McCormack

Jaguar Class
Mr McDonald 

Additional teacher: Mrs Tapson
Year 5 TAs: Mr Bowdery, Miss Knowles 
Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Carins and Mrs Park
SENCO: Mrs Collins
Office Manager: Mrs Russell


Term 3 - Space Invaders!
This term, we will be learning about Earth and Space. In our English lessons, we will be reading 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Some of his other books include 'Broccoli Boy', 'Millions', 'Framed' and 'Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth'. Please see the 'Space Invaders Overview' document for more information:
Space Invaders Overview

Science website links:
Our PE days will be a Wednesday or Thursday but we would appreciate it if your child could have their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday in case this changes.

Useful documents
 Year 5 Curriculum

School Uniform 
The children will be expected to be wearing the correct school uniform as follows: 
  • Black or grey trousers, shorts or skirt
  • Black school shoes, without prominent logos
  • School summer dress or playsuit
  • Plain black, grey or white socks or tights 
  • White polo shirt or tailored shirt 
  • Burgundy cardigan or jumper 
Hair should be tied back with a plain band and if earrings are worn, they should be small, discrete studs. A small, simple timepiece can be worn if desired. 
PE Kit 
For indoor PE, the children are expected to wear: 
  • Navy or black shorts
  • T-shirt in their house colour 
  • Plimsolls or trainers
For outdoor PE, the children are expected to wear: 
  • Navy or black tracksuit bottoms 
  • Navy or black sweatshirt 
  • T-shirt in their house colour 
  • Plimsolls or trainers 
Behaviour - Ready, Respectful, Safe
We expect the children to be promoting our school values of ready, respectful, safe throughout the school day and to act as role models in their attitude towards school life and their learning. To promote and celebrate this, the following reward systems will be in place alongside the whole-school systems (badges, headteacher and deputy headteacher stickers, credit dots and Outstanding Pupil Awards): 
  • Raffle tickets - these will be awarded when we see the children behaving positively. If their name is drawn at the end of the day, they will choose a prize from the class prize box 
  • Postcards home - messages will be sent home to recognise those moments when children have applied themselves particularly well to a lesson or activity, made significant progress in their learning or made significant progress in their attitude and behaviour 
  • Recognition time - this will be planned in to each week to celebrate and reward those who behave positively 
 If a child behaves in a way that is detrimental to their own learning and well-being or the learning and well-being of others, sanctions will be in place. They will be given a clear warning and an opportunity to correct the decisions they are making before time is removed from either their recognition time or break time. For more serious incidents, the child will spend time in the sanction room, reflecting upon their behaviour and how a situation could have been handled differently.

Homework will focus on spelling, reading and times tables.
Spelling rules will be sent home to be investigated relating to the learning that has been taking place in class. The children will then be tested on the spelling rule, using the example words given and some unseen words. 
Times Tables 
Times tables knowledge is vitally important and will support your child's learning in Maths. Homework will be set on a weekly basis to aid your child developing rapid recall of times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and the inverse. 
Children are expected to read for 20 minutes, five times a week. This is to be recorded in their Reading Log and the activity for the week is to be completed too. 

Diary Dates

Term 2
Monday 6th January - start of term
Tuesday 4th February - Greenwich Discovery Day trip
Friday 14th February - end of term 




Park Wood Schools Federation
Deanwood Drive
Telephone: 01634 234699

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