Year 5 - 5C 2021 - 2022
Class Teacher: Mr Chalmers
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cavanagh
I am delighted have your child in 5C and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful information regarding our class.
Latest Class News
Be sure to check the bottom of this page for all of the 5C galleries. Here you will find information and pictures of what we've been up to each week.
Woodland Learning is on Wednesday - don't forget your wellies & waterproofs
PE is on Friday.
Spelling Test will take place on Tuesdays
Reading books can be swapped on Tuesdays.
English – In Spring 1, children will be using the book 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' as a basis for writing. This fiction text is about tells the cliff-hanging tale of Sherlock Holmes and his quest to solve a puzzling mystery. This text - by Arthur Conan Doyle - is full of fantastic vocabulary and challenging phrases. The children will produce their own suspenseful narratives in Spring 1, where they will produce their own nail-biting narrative.
Maths – In Spring 1, Children will be completing our unit on Fractions. Children will begin by understanding key vocabulary such as numerator, denominator, mixed number and improper fractions. Once these ideas are secure, the children will explore how to convert different types of fractions & how to simply them to their lowest form. They will then move on to the challenge of adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions with different denominators.
Science- In Spring 1, children will learn about different materials and their properties. They will consider the particular characteristics that materials have that makes them suitable for particular jobs. They will conduct experiments into heat insulation, irreversible changes and solubility.
History – In Spring, children will be learning about medieval monarchs and how they shaped the past and the world we live in today. In particular, they will study extremely signficant figures such as William the Conqueror, Richard III and Henry VIII.
Geography – In Spring, Children will learn about trade and it's history dating right back to the 13th Century. We will begin our journey by learning of the Silk Road and it's vital importance in the movement of commodities, ideas, slaves and religions from modern day Europe throughout Asia. This will lead us into a study of how and with whom the UK trades now - focusing in particular on our exports to China. We will then consider 'Fair Trade' and whether this title always fits the intention.
P.E – In Spring 1, children will be studying Tag Rugby and Yoga in their PE lessons. In Tag Rugby, pupils will develop their agility, teamwork and throwing skills. In Yoga, children will consider the ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally by learning different yoga flows and understanding the importance of breathing.
Music – In Spring , children will learn about different genres of music and listen to range of high-quality live/recorded music from a range of artists. They will sing in unison with clear diction and play/peform parts in a range of solo/group performance with increasing accuracy.
PSHE – In Spring, children will be learning about finance and budgeting. They will learn the importance of organisation and questioning which purchases are truly essential in our day-to-day lives.
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 PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
5C's have Woodland Learning Day on Wednesday...
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 has arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school it 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.
5C have PE on both Thursday and Friday.
Please visit our class page 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 notified not only of class page and gallery updates, but 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 wappropriate 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, Numbots 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: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. 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 Promoting Good Behaviour Policy.
We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:
- Children are allowed to wear small plain silver/gold studs earrings;
- No trainers (including black trainers);
- No extreme haircuts (including; undercuts, number 1 cuts, excessive hair products/gel);
- Long hair to be tied back (including boys);
- Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large ribbons or bows;
- No oversized (Jo-Jo style) bows;
- No false nails and/or nail varnish
- No jewellery is permitted save for small stud earrings and a watch.
These requirements are set out in our school policy and we expect all pupils to adhere to them. We appreciate your efforts in maintaining our high standards of appearance.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.00 per day/£10.00 per week, which should be paid for in advance via SCOPAY. 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 Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break. All children in remaining years (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are requested to bring a fruit 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.
Punctuality & Attendance
We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 100%.
- School gates open at 8.30 am and class doors open at 8.45 and close at 8.55 am
- Registers are taken at 8.55 am – children must be in class at this time
- Please arrive on time to prevent the need to sign in late at reception
- Holidays are not permitted during term time. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
- Incentive awards will be given for good attendance
- School finishes at 3.15 pm
Corona Virus Procedure
If you child has any symptoms linked to the Corona Virus, please ensure your child and any siblings do not attend school until a test PCR Test has been completed and a negative result confirmed.
If your child is required to isolate please advise the school office so home learning can be arranged. Full information and guiance can be found on our website - Corona Virus updates & info & Covid & Remote Learning
Absences for Sickness & Medical Appointments
Any absences must be reported to the School Office or absence line prior to 9.00 am.
- School Absence line is 0151 652 8498 (option 1)
- Appointments should always made outside of school hours wherever possible. However, if this is not possible, please advise the school office of any appointments
- Appointments can be notified to the school office by email (TPSabsences@remat.org.uk)
- Please ensure a copy of your child’s appointment card/letter is also provided to school to ensure any medical appointment absences are duly authorised.
- Patterns in absence for sickness and appointments are monitored (e.g. repeated Friday afternoon appointments with no appointment confirmation provided) to ensure children attend school unless there is a legitimate reason
How to Help at Home?
Any additional support at home will hugely benefit your child. Whether it may be reading, TT Rockstars or spelling practice, even 5 minutes each night can make a huge impact.
Whilst reading with your child, consider asking questions which prompt your child to really think about what they are reading - questions such as the examples below will really help:
- How can you tell 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.
Where to find more information?
Our website contains masses of information, not only about Townfield Primary School but also our exciting curriculum and enrichment activities. Furthermore, you can find details of our staff (including how to contact our SENDCo directly), school policies, Governing Board, useful parent information (School Dog, term dates, lunches, communication, making payments, etc) and the additional services we offer to support our wider school community (nursery and wrap around care). Our website is extremely user-friendly, however to help you identify the range of information available please see our website summary guide.