September 2017 Year 5 welcome and timetable

Welcome back to another school year. I hope you all managed to have a restful summer and enjoy what little sunshine we got! I wanted to take the opportunity to let you know about routines and systems within Year Five.

PE:

Our PE day is Wednesday; please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit in school for this day.

Swimming:

As of Wednesday 13th September we will begin our swimming lessons at Blythe Bridge High school. Children will need to be in school for 8:45 every Wednesday with their full swimming kit including a swimming hat. If children need to wear goggles a form needs to be filled in citing why they are needed. These are available from The William Amory school office. I will send a separate letter before we commence swimming with a reminder about times etc.

Reading:

Within the next week your child will be coming home with a reading book appropriate to their level and interest. It is expected that children read for around 15/ 20 minutes per evening. As the children are becoming older it is not always appropriate for them to read aloud to you therefore I am happy for the children to write in their diaries with a signature from yourselves.  If the children read five times a week they will move a place on reading trail and if they reach place ten by the end of the term they will be rewarded with an ice cream party.

Homework:

We will be sending maths homework this year however it will fit with what we have been learning in class. The homework that I set is never meant to cause stress or angst to a child. If at any stage they are finding it too hard then please feel free to speak to myself or Mrs Buckley who will adapt our approach.

I hope this has answered any immediate questions you may have, we are holding a parents’ information evening on Wednesday 13th September from 18:30-19:00 where I will cover our curriculum, trips and any other business.

If in the meantime you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to what I know will be a fun packed engaging year!

Many thanks

 

Mrs Booth

jbooth@williamamory.staffs.sch.uk

 

Please find your child’s timetable here – Y5timetable2017