Grenoside Community Primary School

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Year 5 / 6

Welcome to Year 5 and 6. The class teachers are:

Mr P. Tuffin         Year 6

Miss P. Lees       Year 5 and 6

Miss E. Meylan          Year 5 

Mrs Wilkinson     PPA

We are also supported by:

Mr Vincent         TA Year 5 and 6

Mrs Copley          TA Year 5 and 6 

We are looking forward to getting to know you and hope you will both enjoy and make the most of your time in Year 5 or 6.

Families - if you have anything you would like to speak to us about, we will usually be available at the end of the day in the playground, either for a brief discussion or to make an appointment to speak at another time.

 

Educational visits

We have planned a variety of visits, including professionals coming into school, to enhance our curriculum. In the Autumn term, there will be residentials on offer for both year 5 and year 6, at Kingswood. We hope to have a visit from a professional artist in the Spring term. There may also be a visit in the Summer term to support the topics being taught. School will try to keep costs down wherever possible: please bear in mind though that it will not be possible for trips to go ahead if we are unable to cover the cost of the visit with the contributions sent in. 

 

Homework days…

On Monday morning, your child will receive a set of spellings to learn. Knowledge of spellings will usually be tested on Friday. Times tables and the accompanying division facts are an important cornerstone of maths work too, so your child may be asked to learn these if they do not demonstrate good knowledge in class. A further written piece of homework (English, Science or Topic) and a maths task will usually be set on a Friday in a homework book. This needs to be returned by Wednesday the following week.

 

PE days…

 Mr Tuffin –Monday, Wednesday

Miss Lees - Tuesday, Thursday

Miss Meylan - Tuesday, Friday

 

Although please be advised that we recommend children should have their PE kits with them every day for all eventualities. P.E. kits include a white T-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. Navy jogging bottoms can be worn for outdoor sessions in winter. All jewellery should be removed by children themselves. If the child cannot remove their own earrings, then they must be wearing simple studs which they are responsible for taping up themselves with their own supply of micropore tape.

 

Home reading…

In Year 5 and Year 6, we strongly believe in the importance of regular reading at home, as a child’s ability to read impacts on all areas of learning. We would therefore like you to encourage your child to read on a daily basis (where possible!) for a short time. This can be their school reading or library book or reading matter of your child’s choice, including magazines. In fact, the greater the range of reading materials, the better!

At school, reading forms an integral part of most lessons. Children will read aloud to their class teacher as part of a reading session in class. When possible, children will also have the opportunity to read to other adults individually. If you would be willing to listen to children read or could volunteer in any other way, please contact us.