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.
- 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 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.
Due to the currently very limited selection of reading books in Year 5, your child will not be sent home with a reading book until the book selection has been updated. However, we would appreciate you to encourage your child to read by visiting the local library. Books are available in Year 5 for those who wish to take one.