A huge welcome to Year 5. For September 2020, we have two classes in Year 5, Birch and Elm. You can meet your teachers to the right.
To keep up to date with what’s happening in school, you can visit our Twitter account and search #ElmUHPS or #BirchUHPS
Top tips for Year 5
Changing reading books: The children should be changing their own books whenever they finish one, on any day necessary. Most children have chosen to use the Seesaw app to record the books that they are reading. The children do need their reading books in their bags every day to allow them to read with an adult whenever possible. Regular opportunities for reading help develop confidence, fluency and have a huge impact upon language and writing skills. Children should be encouraged to read aloud where possible. Information about accessing your child’s learning journal through Seesaw have been sent home.
Home learning: Home learning is usually due each Friday and is a weekly task linked to/supporting learning taking place in the classroom. Children should also practise their times tables daily on Times Tables Rock Stars, and their weekly and Year 5/6 spelling (please see ‘useful information’).
Water bottles: Please remember that your child will need a bottle of water each day in class.
PE: It is important that children have appropriate PE kits, including long sleeved top and jogging bottoms (for when it is cold) or t-shirt and shorts (for when it is warmer). It may also be a good idea to add a jumper or hooded top in their bag as the weather gets colder. PE is currently on a Friday afternoon. On Friday’s, the children must come to school in their P.E Kits. They will not need to bring their uniform to school on P.E days.
When it is Year 5’s turn to take part in forest school and problem solving activities, please make sure your child comes into school dressed appropriately on the relevant day- non uniform – with warm clothing (layers are important and easy to take off if it is warm). A change of footwear is essential with wellington boots or strong walking boots is advised.
Labelling: Please ensure all your children’s belongings are clearly labelled (especially jumpers and cardigans!). If your child wishes to bring in their own snack, please ensure it is healthy. Children are allowed to bring in water bottles and have regular access to them during the day. Please take the time to look at the lunch choices for the week so that your child is able to decide on what they wish to have. Don’t forget to credit your ParentPay account to ensure that there is enough credit.