Year 5 2017 - 2018

Miss Kinsey

Mrs McCready

Welcome to Year 5! I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to work with you and your wonderful children; I look forward to getting to know you and your child and working together so that we have a very exciting and successful year.

I am very fortunate to have Mrs McCready working alongside me and between us we hope to ensure your child has an exciting, happy and fulfilling year.

We will be encouraging the children to become more organised and responsible for themselves, their belongings and their work. It would be a big help if you could ensure your child has all the correct equipment needed for school and that all uniform and personal belongings are named; including PE kits. Toys and other personal or family possessions should not be brought into school, unless specifically requested by staff to enhance children’s learning.


This term PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Thursdays- all children will need their kits, both indoor and outdoor, on these days. However, it is helpful if children have PE kits in school all week. Also please can you also ensure your child has got an art shirt in school – I would hate for their beautiful new uniforms to be spoilt!


In Year 5, children are expected to do no more than 150 minutes per week on homework; this includes their reading and times tables practise. Each week they will have maths homework to complete together with English homework, except when a piece of creative homework has been set.  Creative homework will have an extended deadline of 2 weeks to complete. Homework will be given out on a Friday and returned by the following Wednesday. A homework club has been set up on a Friday if anyone would like to take advantage of this help. Children are expected to change their own books regularly. Although many of the children are already confident readers, it is important for them to read to adults as much as possible; try to read with your child three times a week. When you are reading together, ask as many probing questions about what you have read, to help develop the children’s reading comprehension, as it will help them greatly. A reading record will be used to communicate between staff and home to inform of progress that has been made, and should be used to record where the children have read to an adult, or read on their own.


We also have a fabulous class residential to look forward to this year. The residential will be a 3 night visit to the Conway Centre, which will take place in February. For your convenience you can now make payments towards the cost of the visit via parent pay. To give a rough idea of costs, last year’s visit was £230.It would be appreciated if you could pay a £20 deposit by 27/10/17 to secure your child place. Further details of the residential will be sent out shortly. shortly.

Getting in touch

I hope over the coming year we can work together to ensure year 5 is a wonderful time for your child. I thank you in advance for your support – it really does make a difference. If you wish to speak to me or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the staff as soon as possible. This can be done either through the school office, by emailing, or at the end of the day on the playground.


Best wishes,

Miss Kinsey









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