Welcome to our Year 5 class page Your teachers are Mrs Redfern, Miss Hill and Miss McMurray
Your Teaching Assistants are: Miss Wallace and Mrs Ali
Rights Respecting Schools
At The Willows Primary School, we are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our core values and ethos; believing children’s participation is integral to all aspects of school life. The result is a raised sense of security and self-confidence which allows them to take the next step in advocating the rights of children everywhere.
For further information about the children's 'Rights Respecting' charter, follow the link below:
Children are expected to attend school in full school uniform. Details of uniform are available from reception. Have a look at our new uniform display in reception. It also provides details about book bags and lunch money. Children also need to ensure they bring a coat to school.
The following resources will support your child's learning:
Reading daily is important for your child and just 20 minutes a day is beneficial In the 'Accelerated Reader' program, children are given books to read which are at just the right level for them. When they complete a book, they take an online quiz so they can test their own understanding of what they have read, and earn points for themselves and their class.
The expectation is for your child to keep a record of what they have read in their reading diary. They need to read at least five times a week. The new diaries allow parents or carers to record the pages that their child read on each day that they read. Children should not write in this section of the diary. Parents or carers should sign by the pages read by their child and write a brief comment.
Spellings go home every Friday. There will be a lesson in the class on Monday, a practice session on Wednesday and a test on Friday. Learning logs are sent home every Friday to be returned on the following Thursday. A maths challenge will be set on Math Shed each Friday to be completed by the following Thursday. Your child will have a reading book at an appropriate comprehension level, to be read every evening for a minimum of 15 minutes, preferably to an adult or an older sibling. Rewards such as raffle tickets and stickers are given out for exceptional work and regular reading.
In PE we are covering Virtual Multi-Sports and hockey with Sid from Sports Point. These are on Tuesday and Thursday. Appropriate outdoor clothing should be worn. The children are provided with a PE kit. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, both 5CR and 5NH have dance.
The Willows aims to make children capable of independent study and full of curiosity about their learning. We expect children to complete the following activities at home on a weekly basis. Their weekly learning log task, handed in punctually by Wednesday each week. Spelling practice so that they meet their personal spelling targets in their test on Tuesdays. After each test, their new spellings for the next week will be given out. Reading at least 5 times a week, ideally with an adult. If children complete all of these activities, they will be rewarded in school with 35 minutes of 'Golden Time' on Friday afternoons. There will be a range of fun activities for them to choose from. If children are not completing these activities at home, then this time will be used to help them develop independent study skills.