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Year 5

Dear Parents/Carers - Welcome to Year 5!

In order to try to reduce the amount of equipment moving between school and home on a daily basis we will be trialling the following;


Home Reading books will be sent home on a Wednesday to be read and kept at home until the following Monday, giving your child time to read during the week and over the weekend. Please share the book with your child and make comments in their reading record as usual. Return the book and reading record to school on the following Monday so that books can be quarantined in school to be taken out on Wednesday. Children will choose a book from class to read in school also, as well as taking part in guided reading sessions with their teacher through the week. 


Homework will be given out for Maths and Spellings.

- Maths will be sent home on a Friday to be handed in the following Friday. The children have a folder to keep this in.

- Spellings will be handed out on a Friday to be handed in the following Friday, when the children will be tested on them. The children have a folder to keep these in.


P.E. kits should be worn to school on the days that we have P.E.

- Miss Leah's 5L have P.E. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

- Mr Newton's 5N have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays. 


We are trying to adapt our usual practices to fit the current situation and it may not always go to plan. It may be that we will need to make further changes at a later date.


Thank you for your continued help and support,

Mr Newton and Miss Leah

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