Your teacher is Mrs Trewby
Your teaching assistant is Miss Shankland
Class 5 PE days are Monday and Thursday. PE kit should be worn to and from school on these days to prevent the need for changing. Please make sure that tracksuits are worn in cold weather and that children have suitable trainers which support their ankles. Long hair must be tied up, earrings will need to be removed or taped up and nails must be kept short to avoid injury to themselves or other pupils during practical sessions.
This term the children will be learning skills in Pop Lacrosse and Netball.
Homework will be set on Tuesday and should be completed by the following Monday. Children will be provided with a homework sheet (one side English the other Maths). In addition to this, children are expected to complete daily reading and daily practice of times tables on TTRockStars. Children are responsible for logging this in their diaries and having a parent / guardian sign their diary ready for checking on Monday morning by the class teacher. Friday is our ‘Homework Club’ day when children may use the classroom during lunch time to complete their work and go through anything they are struggling with or unsure about with their teacher.
Each week, children will learn a new spelling rule during our Read, Write Inc, spelling sessions. The children receive their individual spellings each week from their Read Write Inc teacher on a Monday and will be tested on these the following Monday.
It is essential that children practise their times tables on TTRockStars. This will need to be recorded in their planner. When on TTRockStars children will see that they have been set 20 minutes worth of "Garage" games to be completed over the week from Monday morning to Sunday evening. Children can choose to complete 1, 2 or 3 minute games. Once a game is completed the time will be deducted from the 20 minutes and this will be visible on your child's homepage.
The children are expected to read their school reading book every day for at least 15 minutes. This will need to be recorded in their planner. When your child has completed their book they have the responsibility to tell their class teacher and or TA, who will then allow them to change their reading book. Children will have regular opportunities to change their reading books at our mini library in between Class 5 and 6 in the Upper Key Stage 2 block.
Age- appropriate texts
Across the whole of Renhold Primary School, we encourage the reading of age-appropriate class texts to inspire the imagination of the children and to create high quality writing opportunities. All books that we have chosen are recommended by literary persons, who deem them age-appropriate.
In Years 5 and 6, this can sometimes mean that some language within chosen texts needs further explanation to the children. As teachers, we would explain the use and appropriateness of some language we come across in our texts to allow the children to understand why it has been used and in which context it is meant.