Welcome to Year 5 - St Paul & St Theresa
It’s lovely to be back in school and everyone seems to be settling in well. We are really impressed with how well they are coping with all of the handwashing and new procedures that have been put in place to keep everyone safe. Thank you so much for all of your patience and support regarding this.
We have started looking at the story of Beowulf to tie in with our Anglo-Saxon topic. Here is the link to the version we watched (other versions are available but not all are as child-friendly). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKjcoFZmKuA
A big priority for us has in the current situation been wellbeing. For this reason, we have been doing daily PSHE lessons. The children have been learning how to express their feelings verbally and practise strategies to manage negative emotions.
Our PE days will be Monday and Thursday. Children will wear their kits home on Monday to be washed, please ensure that they have the clean kit back in school by Thursday. As the weather turns colder, it will be advisable for your child to have tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for outdoor PE.
Homework books and reading books will not be going home at present. We are however reading daily in class and are eagerly awaiting the launch of our Accelerated Reader Programme. Spelling and Maths homework is being set on Spelling Shed every week (set on Fridays). Children are then being tested on spellings on the following Friday. Everyone was given their spelling shed login at the end of the first week. If you do not have access to a computer for your child to do this work, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
If you have any queries regarding your child’s learning or wellbeing, please feel free to contact us using our school emails.
Mrs Lunn and Mr Stephens