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Guillemots - Ms Harvey

Year 5 / 6  

Welcome  to Guillemots Class!

Dear Parents,

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to Guillemots class! I trust you all had a good summer break and the children are ready and raring to go!

It is a pleasure for me to be teaching so many of the same faces again, and taking them through to the end of their time at Primary School. Obviously we have a handful of Year 5s with us too, we mustn’t forget them! Mrs Staff and Miss Hutchinson (Mrs Seaton - please note her official change of name!) will continue to be the amazing support that they always have been to me and the children.

We will be working very hard this year; the children are determined to be the best they can be, which is a fantastic attitude to come back to school with. Homework will be different this year. I want to continue to encourage the children to produce creative pieces that they want to share, but the emphasis will be on practice and perfection of the skills we need to cover in Years 5 and 6. They will be expected to read each day for at least 20 minutes (to themselves or out loud to you), they must fill in their reading records to show this, these will be checked.

They will have some spelling, grammar and maths to complete as well. Occasionally they may be asked to do some other homework in addition to this. All homework needs to be handed in on Friday mornings.

Please encourage your children to get the work completed and handed in, it is very useful to use this year as a practice year for high school and teach the children to be more responsible and independent about their learning.

We will be learning about trade and enterprise this term, including a look at Greek life, trade routes, financial planning, and product design, culminating in a Guillemot Christmas fair on Tuesday 12th December from 3pm.

Timestable Rockstars will continue to be used, please try to use the app as it is available for you now.

Class Dojo will also be used for sharing work we do and rewarding the children. Please contact the school office if you need to speak to me rather than using the messaging service.

PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays with Miss Hutchinson, please ensure all correct kit is with your child and that it is named.

Our class assembly is on Thursday 30th November at 9:10 am.

A second deposit for Kingswood will be due soon for Year 6 children. Thank you to you all for paying the first deposit, it is exciting to think all the Year 6s will be going. Mr. Prior will look after the Year 5s while we are away.

We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday 12th September at 3pm to cover more information and any questions. Hope to see you all then.

 

With best wishes,

Miss Harvey, Miss Hutchinson and Mrs Staff