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John Donne Primary School

John Donne Primary School

Red 5

Dear Parents and Carers,

Here is the information you will need for the Autumn Term in Year 5.

Our Year 5 team is:
Ms Carvalho – Red 5 Class Teacher
Miss Denny – Green 5 Class Teacher
Mr Williams – HLTA
Ms Dzakpasu – Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Ms Lewandowska – Year 5 Teaching Assistant
Ms Brandi – Year 5 Teaching Assistant

Our topic is:
‘Identity- Who decides who I am?’ which links to our book ‘Matchbox Diaries’ by Paul Fleischman.

Homework:
Children have an Independent learning book with a guided list of ideas about our topic. These are just ideas and children are free to explore the topic in other interesting and exciting ways should they choose.

Reading each day makes a difference to children’s learning and progress, so we expect each child to spend 10/15 minutes reading and to record this in their reading records daily. These will be checked weekly.

Spelling homework will be set every Friday. Children will be tested the following Friday.

All children will be expected to practice their times tables and will be tested each Friday and told which times tables to focus on for the following Friday’s test.

Trips:
We are looking at a number of possibilities for this half term and will send out more information nearer the time.

PE kits:
Red 5 and Green 5 will both have PE on Fridays. Children should ensure that they bring in their PE kits on a Monday and leave them in school all week until Friday afternoons.

Other information:
Parents are reminded that school for Year 5 children starts at 8:45am. It is really important they are not missing out on the learning that takes place at this time.

Many thanks,


The Year 5 Team