Welcome to Year 5!
Year 5 is taught by me, Mrs Fulforth, and I am supported by a wonderful team of teaching assistants!
This school year will be full of new exciting challenges and themes to support our learning! To help everyone to adjust and to settle in to their new class, please take note of the following information about our weekly routine.
Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.
It is very important that children are equipped with their kit for all of their PE lessons and that those who wear earrings can either take them out or cover them up with protective tape.
We love reading together and rewarding independent reading in our class! Children are expected to bring their book and reading record to school everyday. This will help them to gain organisational skills which they will need in the very near future when they transition to high school. All children have been organised into an author team group and their reading diaries will be monitored once every week (a sticker on the front of their reading diary will remind them which is their day to be checked). If staff can see that children are reading regularly and are signing their book, showing what page they are up to, then they will achieve a team point for their whole school author group. At the end of the term, the author group with the most tokens wins a prize!
Homework will be given out on Friday and will be due to be handed in the following Wednesday.
Children can attend homework club on Mondays.
Our First theme this year is 'Festivals of Colour'. Watch this space to see what we get up to!
Our Simchat Torah Experience
Last week, Year 5 have been learning about Judaism, looking at their place of worship, religious artefacts and traditional Jewish celebrations. On Friday we celebrated Simchat Torah the festival that marks the end of one whole year reading the Torah every Saturday (Shabbat) in Synagogue.
The children were fantastic and really got into the spirit of things, nobody more so than our fantastic Rabbi Finleigh!
We celebrated with blessings, music, dancing and even a sweet treat at the end!