Welcome to Year 5, Solent Class at Yarmouth Primary
Welcome to Solent Class 2021-22 We are really looking forward to teaching your children this year and to all of the exciting things we have planned.
Staff – In Blue Class, the staff team are Mrs Mowle and Mrs Munn (HLTA). We also have Mrs Reid who is doing her teacher training with us for the autumn and summer terms.
Please see below for key information.
AM & PM Routines
Morning routines – The children can come into the year 5/6 classroom at 8.30am. Registration is completed upon entering the classroom at 8.40am. Should you wish your child to attend morning club, this is available from 8am and needs to be booked.
End of day – At the end of the school day (3.05pm), the children will be met from the classroom door. If someone is collecting your child for you, please make sure you have notified the office or we will not be able to let your child leave with them.
Uniform – I ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including P.E. kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. It’s important to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain.
PE & Outdoor Learning
PE & Outdoor Learning – We will be doing PE with Mr McCormack on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The children should come to school wearing their kit so they do not need to change here. For health and safety requirements, please ensure your child can either remove their earrings, or provide them with surgical tape to cover them. If your child has long hair, it should be tied back and out of their face. In addition, we have Outdoor Learning lessons on a Tuesday afternoon – the children should also wear their PE kit to school on this day.
Food & Drink
Drinks – We recommend that your child brings in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. They will be fully accessible in the classroom at all times.
Snacks – If your child would like a snack at break time, this will need to be provided from home. Being in Key Stage 2, we no longer receive free fruit. This has to be a healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar.
Reading – This is a vital part of your child’s learning. We will hear your child read in groups or individually every week. To support your child, we ask that you listen to them read as often as possible at home and question them on the text. Please record every time you listen to your child read, or they read to themselves, in their reading record. There are dojo’s given for readin at home.
Homework – Each term, your child will be sent home with an optional topic related homework task. This will help develop their independent working skills as well as support the work we do in class.
Spelling homework will be sent home biweekly on a Monday and tested the following Friday so that the children have almost two weeks to practise.
Maths homework will be in the form of times tables which should be practised for a minimum of 25 minutes per week. The children have their log in details on their reading records along with log in details for a Maths programme called Prodigy.