Welcome to our class page. I will be updating regularly and hope you can find everything you need. Below is a copy of this half terms newslatter, a copy has also been sent home with your child. If there is anything you can’t find please feel free to contact me via Dojo, in the play ground or call the office and I will phone you back at a convenient time. Many thanks – Mrs. Fraser
Reading plays an important role in your child’s education. It is recommended you listen to your child reading their school reading book at least 3 times a week, even if they are a competent reader. This, along with reading for pleasure can be recorded in their reading record which will be checked by an adult weekly. If your child is not reading regularly at home a quiet time will be provided during a play time.
Your child will have their school reading book, a book selected from the classroom library and a ‘free choice’ book from the school library. We will visit the school library on a Friday where books can be changed if needed.
We endeavour to introduce them to a wide variety of texts during their time at St Peter’s however, if you are looking for a book for your child, please check out the link below to some recommended reads for your Year 5 child. These may be an idea for a birthday or Christmas present.
At St. Peter’s, we follow the ‘Words their Way’ spelling scheme. Below is the link to this half terms weekly spellings which children will be tested on each Friday. There is time during the week to look at these spellings, but it is strongly recommended they are also practised regularly at home.
I have also included the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words which children need to be spelling correctly in their writing – these form part of their weekly spellings too.
We have 2 PE sessions each week, these are on a Tuesday and Wednesday (with PE coach) afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school on these days and ALL jewellery is removed.
As well as spellings and reading, your child well have weekly homework.
Homework will be set on a Friday and is due in on or before the following Wednesday. It will consist of 1 piece of literacy and 1 piece of maths each week, occasionally Science, History, Geography or RE work will be set instead. In most cases, homework will be a consolidation of what has been learnt in class therefore should be completed mostly independently. If homework is not completed a quiet time will be provided for it to be done.