Welcome to Class 5R/W!
This year the children will be participating in an exciting new reading scheme called ‘Accelerated Reader’. At the beginning of term, all children will complete an online reading assessment which will indicate a range of appropriate reading material to match their current skills. They will be able to choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in our new ‘Bookpool’. After finishing each book, children will take an online quiz.
Homework for English and maths will be issued weekly to be completed electronically by the children. If anyone has trouble accessing the internet at home, let us know and we can make arrangements for children to use school laptops during the day.
Year 5 use the rainbow spelling scheme. Children will bring home a list of individualised spellings and can test as regularly as they like. The minimum is once weekly.
‘Outdoor and Adventure’ sessions will be delivered by visitors on a Monday afternoon during term 1 to all Year 5 classes. PE kits will be needed for this. Trainers and tracksuits are fine as this session will be delivered outdoors, weather permitting.
Swimming lessons will be on Tuesday mornings and children will be notified by letter when their lessons will begin. Children who passed the swimming certificate in Year 4 will not have lessons this year but will have the opportunity to compete in the swimming gala at the end of the year.
PE sessions are on Friday and we also have visitors from Blackpool Football Club delivering sessions on Fridays during school time. Please make sure children have indoor and outdoor kits in school this term as we will be doing both indoor and outdoor PE.
Please ensure AR reading books, journals and spelling books are in school every day.