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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

We welcome you and your children to Year 5.  We are looking forward to a successful year, full of hard work and enjoyable learning. The term has started well with the children enjoying being reunited with their friends after the summer break. We have some new routines in place throughout the school day and the children have responded to these well.

Topics for the Term

Please see attached sheet for topic map.

PE

Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school.

We will be doing outdoor PE for as long as the weather allows on a Monday.

5B’s indoor PE will be on a Thursday.

5J’s indoor PE will be on a Wednesday.

Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed for these sessions. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.

Homework

We will be setting weekly homework on Teams. Spellings will be set on a Monday and they will be tested on a Friday. For any other subjects, homework will be set on a Monday, due in the following Monday, unless stated otherwise. Homework projects will be shared and celebrated in the classroom. Login details for Teams can be founc in the front of your child’s reading record.

Weekly reading (10 minutes, at least three days a week)

To support your child in reading you can listen to them read or ask them questions about their book to help them with their understanding of what they have read. Please make sure you date and sign in their reading record book. When they have finished a book they can log on to Accelerated Reader to complete a book quiz, their log in details are in the front of their reading records.

Times Tables

Keep encouraging your child to practise their times tables. TT rockstars is a great website for them to be able to practice independently.

Water

It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. No squash please. 

Break Time Snacks

With the current Covid situation, we are unable to provide break time snacks from the Fruit Café. The children may bring their own fruit which can be kept in their bag until break time.

Arriving at school

We have an ‘open door’ policy and are always ready to discuss any urgent problems with you in the morning when you bring your child to school.  However, if you want to have a longer chat about your child, please could you make an appointment through the office and we will call you at an agreed time after school – thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Manning Press, Miss Beard and Mrs Ogilvie

Year 5 Class Teachers