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Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Amos

Miss Amos

Hi! This is my third year at Ivy Bank; the thing I love most about working here are the children and adults I get to work with every day (almost as much as I love chocolate). When I’m not at work, I am usually dragging myself to the gym, with my adorable dog -Eddie - or trying to think of fun and exciting things to do in the classroom with my wonderful class!

Mrs Jones

Hello, I am very pleased to be teaching your children in year 5 this year and I am looking forward to getting to know them and yourselves over the coming weeks. I have taught at Ivy Bank in various roles over the last 5 years and this is my first year in year 5.
We have lots of exciting activities planned and will be encouraging all the children to get fully involved.
Please feel able to pop in and have a chat with me if you have any concerns or worries, I am always around after school.

Mrs Nash

Welcome to Year 5

with Miss Amos, Mrs Jones and Mrs Nash

In Year 5 this half term, we will be continuing with our Amazing Amercias topic and also beginning to look at Life Cycles . Be sure to look at the half term's Topic overview for more information.

This half term we have also been asked to again be part of Macclesfield Music Festival, where the children will be learning a variety of songs which they will perform! More to come on this....

Keeping you in the know...

In Year 5, we encourage children to become more independent in their learning, and to become more responsible for their engagement with reading and times tables. We also want to include a range of outdoor learning experiences that complement the learning that takes place in the classroom.

Reading

We encourage the children to find a book that they can't put down and to read as much as they wish, however, the children are expected to read at least three times a week at home with an adult/older sibling and then signed by a parent or guardian,  this will be checked on a Thursday. Children are no longer required to complete a reading journal activity weekly; instead, we encourage the children to discuss a range of literature and text types at home and work on their comprehension of the text. 

Homework

The children will be accessing a range of homework materials that will support and further their knowledge formed in the classroom. 
Homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday.
Topic homework will be given occasionally, with a selected date for completion given. To support your child with their homework task, a note will be sent home that informs you of the task and how you can support them appropriately.

Alongside this, we ask the children to keep learning/refreshing their times tables and to practise the Year 3/4 as well as the Year 5/6 spelling lists.

P.E.

Both classes will have their P.E. lessons on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Some children will be continuing swimming lessons which will also be every Tuesday PM (not all children attend this session).
The children will require both indoor and outdoor kits during every term. All long hair will need to be tied up for P.E. lessons, so please ensure that your child has a bobble to do this. We also ask that earrings are taken out or covered and girls have a pair of socks in their PE bag so they can change out of tights! 

We are excited for the year ahead and hope that it will be engaging, fun and memorable for us all!

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