Welcome to Year 5
Here are a few notes to let you know about life in Larch and Maple Class:
This is a reminder of routines and procedures that will help your child to be ready and prepared for each day.
The door to the classroom opens at 8:40 every morning. When your child arrives s/he will be encouraged to / be expected to change their reading books and sit down to do their journal work which will be written up on the board.
At the end of the day children will be dismissed from the bottom of the ramp, please wait well out of the way to avoid congestion.
• Red Abbotsbury jumper/cardigan (with logo)
• White polo shirt
• Black or grey trousers/skirt/pinafore dress
• Plain grey/red tights
• Plain grey/white/black socks
• Plain black shoes/trainers
• Water bottle
Please ensure that your child brings the following to school EVERYDAY:
1. Book bag
2. Water bottle
3. Home/school diary
4. Reading journal
5. Guided reading book
The water bottle, clearly labelled with your child’s name, is kept in the classroom (a separate drink for packed lunch would be ideal). The children may bring juice for packed lunch but water only for the classroom please.
As you can imagine, it gets very busy in the mornings as all the children are arriving at once and our priority has to be to ensure that every member of the class is safely in and settled. Therefore, it is often difficult for us to have anything other than the briefest of conversations at the door with parents. If you have a concern that you need to discuss fully, please make an appointment to speak to your class teacher after school, when we will be able to give you our full attention. If you have a concern that needs immediate attention please write a note in the home-school diary. You can also use this book to record how your child has got on with their homework or reading. This book will also be used regularly by us to communicate with you throughout the year, so please make sure that your child has it in school every day.
Takeaway Homework and/ or literacy and maths packs are given out at the start of every topic. These pieces are expected for each topic and are due in the last week. Spellings are also given out weekly (Tuesday) and your child should be practising TT Rockstars regularly.
Your child should be reading every evening with an adult. Reading journal need to be signed and your child needs to write a comment daily.
All the children at Abbotsbury must have the same lunch over the week so if they are school dinners on Monday, they must remain the same till the following Monday.
• White t-shirt
• Black shorts (tracksuit bottoms may be worn for outside
• PE or for religious reasons)
• Swimming kit
Please bring your child’s PE kit to school on Monday each week and leave it in the cloakroom until Friday. Please make sure all items of clothing are NAMED.