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Welcome to Year 5, Eclipse Class at Shalfleet Primary

We welcome you and your child to year 5. The purpose of this is to give you an understanding of our current routines and some of the expectations within the classroom.

Staff – I (Mr Roberts) will be the main teacher for the class and will teach Monday to Friday apart from planning and preparation time in which the sessions will be covered by Mrs Cuff or Mr Piltcher. Mrs Cuff will be with the class four days a week Tuesdays – Friday and Miss Cowdrey on a Monday afternoon.

Please see below for key information.

Mr Roberts

Mrs Cuff

Please find below information on this years planned events/trips – please note these may be subject to change.

This years class charity is The Roy Dennis Foundation

Autumn 1

Yarmouth Geography Field Trip / Planetarium Visit

Autumn 2

Winchester Science Museum Trip

Spring 1

Inspirational Winter Walk

Spring 2

Estelle Baker – Anglo Saxons Talk and Inspire Day

Viking Long Boat Challenge Day – Parents invited in

Summer 1

American Day – Parents invited in

Summer 2

Yarmouth Tourism Visit Day

Alum Bay to Freshwater Bay Geography Trip

Tapnell Aqua Park

AM & PM Routines

Early morning routine – Drop off time is now open from 8.10 and will close at 8.25.

End of day routine –Siblings are to be collected from 15:15 and singles from 15:25. Please see the letter regarding Independent leaving.

Toys & Belongings

Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school. Pencil cases are allowed but please ensure they are suitable for a classroom environment.

PE & Outdoor Learning

P.E – Our class will have PE lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday. Can we please ask that the children come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Forest Schools – Forest School will be on a Monday. Please can the children wear their PE kit and bring suitable waterproofs to change into if required.


We will be doing various reading activities every day, and therefore please make sure that the children bring their reading book in daily. The children in Year 5 now have opportunities to go to the library on a much more regular basis and I will be really encouraging them to read a range of different genres throughout the year. Please, please can I ask that you still continue to read with your child at home. It has been heavily evidenced, within research, of how reading at home has an impact on your child’s development within school.

Food & Drink

Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

Snacks – Snacks must now be eaten during playtime in which there is designated area for them to go. Please can I remind you to ensure that these are healthy snacks. Please no chocolate/sweets etc.

Lunchboxes – These are stored on a shelf in the classroom. Please can you ensure these are labelled.


We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly labelled, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet.  We like to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain! Due to the children now being in Year 5 we do emphasis that they need to take a responsibility for their own belongings.


Spellings: Weekly spelling will be sent home to learn. They will be set on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Reading: As discussed above the expectation will be that children read as much as possible at home

Times Tables: Children will be allocated Times Tables to complete on

Term: An optional selection of tasks will be sent home linked to the current learning for children to undertake if they wish.

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