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Information for pupils starting in Year 5 - September 2020

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Parent Information Leaflet:  YEAR 5

September 2020

All members of staff would like to send our warm wishes to all our children in what has been a difficult time. We would like to reassure you that we will do everything we can to welcome back all pupils at Healey JIN School as safely as possible. With your help, we will ensure to the very best of our ability that pupils will catch up on their learning and continue to reach their full potential.

Year 5 Staff

  • YEAR 5KF is Mr Feltham supported by Teaching Assistant Mrs Knapton.
  • Year 5MM is Mrs Medley supported by Teaching Assistant Miss Hughes.

The Year 5 Curriculum

Reading:

Each half term Year 5 will be focus on a high quality book where they will continue to learn the skills of fluency & comprehension.  This is also used as a stimulus to develop pupils writing skills in the different genres.

Accelerated Reading will continue next academic year where pupils will regularly choose books from our school library or reading corners where they can read at school and at home. All pupils are given a username and password to answer a quiz on completion of the book to check their understanding.

Maths:

Pupils are taught Maths skills on a daily basis which develops their fluency, problem solving & reasoning skills. It is important that they know their times tables. All pupils have access to TimesTables Rockstars to help them practice.

Topics:

Each term or half term pupils will have the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills through Humanities & or Science.

  • Autumn 1:  Local History
  • Autumn 2: Victorians
  • Spring 1: Earth & Space
  • Spring 2: Indus Valley
  • Summer 1: Extreme Earth
  • Summer 2: Ancient Greece

Science

  • Autumn 1:  Properties & Changing Materials
  • Autumn 2: Forces
  • Spring 1: Earth & Space
  • Spring 2: Living things & Habitats
  • Summer 1: Consolidation
  • Summer 2: Animals including Humans

Enrichment:

We endeavour to support pupils learning by going on school trips. Whether these are local trips, such as visits to Batley Library, or further afield, we will provide information nearer the time.  Outdoor learning for Year 5 will take place in Summer 1.

Bikeability:

Year 5 is the target group for the two day Bikeability course that takes place at school by qualified instructors. There will be a limited number of places available in October & further details will sent out in September.

https://bikeability.org.uk/

 Sport:

Pupils will participate in PE every week using the hall or outside facilities. Please ensure that pupils wear the correct clothing of black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear & no jewellery.  Pupils will have opportunities throughout the year to attend sporting competitions including our annual sports day. There is a range of after school clubs that children can also attend throughout the year.

Swimming

Year 5 will continue to swim at Batley Sports Centre as we aim to ensure all pupils can swim 25 metres independently. They will travel by coach.

SWIMMING WILL NOT COMMENCE UNTIL AFTER THE OCTOBER HALF TERM 2020

Pupils must have:

  • Swimming costume or non-baggy shorts
  • Swimming cap
  • Towel
  • Healthy snack

http://www.kal.org.uk/batley-sports

Homework:

Pupils will continue to receive homework every Wednesday which needs completing & handed in the following Monday.

 

Home Learning:

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the home learning support that is available online:

https://ttrockstars.com/

www.purplemash.com

https://www.thenational.academy/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Communication:

The school communicates in a number of ways to keep parents & guardians up to date. If you do not yet downloaded the school ping app to your smart phone,  then please speak to the school office for further information.

The school website is updated regularly and paper copies of newsletters are given to children.

 

Further Information:

If you have any queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us. There is also further information on the Curriculum tab & Parents tab.

 

 

 

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