RSE Update

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Please be aware that over the next few days in class we will cover the RSE unit for which we recently requested consent. We will be discussing puberty (linked with Science to discuss the physical and emotional changes that take place as the body develops into adulthood) as well as homophobic bullying. In class we will be discussing how these subjects are appropriate for your child’s age group and will be holding carefully monitored discussions. Should your child ask you further questions at home which you are unsure about, please let us know and we will discretely address these.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 5 Team

Nature Walk

 

Ast week, Year 5 had a great time on a nature walk before returning to dissect flowers. We were looking carefully to see the reproductive parts of the flowers and made some amazing close observations. 

Fantastic Poetry Skills

So far this term, we have been looking at a range of classic poetry, including cautionary tales by Hilliare Belloc and Lewis Carroll. The children have been studying Isabel, by Ogden Nash and have successfully emulated his style. Here are a few wonderful examples which showcase greater language choices, effective rhythm and intriguing subjects.

 

Nature Walk Tomorrow

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Year 5 will be completing their postponed Nature Walk tomorrow (6th May). Please ensure that your child comes to school in clothing suitable for the outdoors, including waterproof coat and a change of shoes. We aim to observe the change of season, the different parts of a flower and the potential impact of the development on the hedgerow habitat.

 

Thank you,

 

The Year 5 Team

NFER Test Expected Standards

Dear Parents/Carers,

You child should be bringing home a small report slip to show their progress at this point in the year as we have parents evenings next week. In order to assess your child, we use a range of methods, one of which is formal testing. NFER papers are administered which help us to develop a view of where your child is in their learning.

The expected standard scored for each paper are:

Reading 24/44
Maths 46/110
SPaG 18/40
Spelling 10/24

We consider other factors, such as your child’s independent work in class, contribution to class discussion and homework.

During your parents’ evening slot, we will discuss your child’s progress and ways we are supporting them and how you can continue to support them at home.

 

Kind Regards,

 

The Year 5 Team

Nature Walk

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Thank you to those who remembered the scheduled Nature Walk today. Due to the ongoing situation, we were unable to do this but aim to go out again as soon as possible. We will make you aware of the new date as soon as it is finalised.

 

Kind Regards,

 

The Year 5 Team