5R - Mr Rosser 2023 - 2024
Class Teacher: Mr Rosser
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cavanagh
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful information regarding our class.
Latest Class News
Please see everything we have been up to in the 'Gallery' section at the bottom of this page or conveniently accessible via our School Spider App!
Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our class gallery regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our exciting curriculum engages and stimulates your child. The easiest way to access our class gallery is via the School Spider app, however you can also click on the gallery picture below.
· English – Spring 1: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A cliff hanger narrative and a formal event report.
Maths – Fractions: Adding and subtracting fraction and converting mixed fractions to improper fractions
and improper fractions to mixed.
· History – Medieval Monarchs
· Science – Properties of Materials: The children investigate various materials and will learn about their range of properties
· Geography – Biomes.
· Modern Foreign Language – This term, the children are learning simple questions and how to answer them,
the names for different members of their family and how to describe the weather.
· P.E – Dance
. R.E- Wisdom. Exploring the parables of the New Testament.
· Music – In our music lesson, the children have been learning how to read and write musical notation.
They have also enjoyed creating their own compositions of a funeral march.
· Art – Studying the work of Holbein, the children will have the opportunity to develop their portrait skills to produce
a portrait of Henry the VIII or one of his wives, in the style of Gustav Klimt.
· PSHE – What decisions can people make with money.
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
Class 5R Woodland Learning day is Friday
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school is kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E. We have two sessions per week, one indoors and the other outdoors. Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions.
Class 5R will have PE on Thursday
Please visit our class gallery regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be able to access gallery updates, school calendar and also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the appropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
It is expected that your child is reading a minimum of 3x per week. However, you are encouraged to read every day.
In addition, children should aim to log on to our home learning games which incorporate maths and spellings via Timetable Rockstars, and Spelling Shed. These educational game platforms are a great way for your child to practise at home whilst having fun.
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Look after yourself, Look after each other, and Look after our School. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Behaviour Policy.
School Dinners & Snacks
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.10 per day/£10.50 per week, which should be paid for in advance via ParentPay. Alternatively, children in these years may bring a packed lunch to school if they wish.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 are requested to bring fruit or a healthy snack to school for their morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
How to Help at Home?
Any additional support at home will hugely benefit your child. Whether it may be reading, TT Rockstars or spelling practise, just even just 5 minutes a night will make a huge difference.
Whilst reading with your child, consider asking question which prompt your child to really think about what they are reding. Below are some examples of questions you could ask:-
- How can you tell the character ______ is feeling ______?
- What do you predict will happen on the next page? Why?
- Does this book have similarities to any others you have read? How ?
- Can you summarise what we've read so far?
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance.