Welcome to Year 5
This year in our class we are really lucky to have Mrs Bernard, Mrs Welsh, Mrs Millington and Miss Carter working with us.
Castle Community Concert
Some of our Year 5s have taken part in the Community Concert at Castle School with other children from the local area. It is a great experience and a chance to be part of something bigger than just our school. The children have worked really hard and put in a lot of rehearsal time in class. A huge thank you to Mr Adams for his time in class working through the songs and also for putting together this amazing opportunity for us - we are very thankful.
You can watch the Concert on The Castle School YouTube channel. @thecastleschooltaunton47
Our weekly timetable and key information
This term we have swimming on a Monday morning and children will need to bring in their swimming kit. We also have PE on a Thursday.
Each day children will need their reading book, reading log as we do reading throughout the week.
Children do not need pencil cases as we provide all the things they need for the lessons.
Water bottles must have water in them and will need to be stored in the tray at the back of the classroom.
This year, in year 5, we will have two pieces of homework every week; this will be a maths based piece and a spelling, grammar or reading based piece of homework. Homework is a really important part of your learning as it helps you to practice what you have already learnt in school and make sure that we keep up those skills.
The homework will be set on a Monday and we will expect it back the following Monday. As children reach the final years of primary it is important that they start to get organised and take responsibility for their homework as this is a vital skill to learn before they move on to secondary school.
Alongside these set pieces, it is really important you keep reading as often as you can and to an adult if possible. We have a great selection of books in our classroom for you to choose from or you can of course read a book from home. Reading books and reading logs need to be in school every day.
If your child is stuck with their homework they can of course discuss it with you and you can provide some help and support or they can come in and speak to either myself or Mrs Bernard, Mrs Welsh or Mrs Millington about it (ideally before the Monday it is due in).
Do you have concerns or worries and you don't know what to do?
It is always good to talk to someone and in school we have people who can listen and talk to you and I know many of you have support at home with parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters or aunts and uncles. There is a new website that has been developed for 8-11 year olds which can offer you some support and advice too. Ollee is a new online chatbot that can help you with concerns or worries and offer you some advice. It covers a whole range of topics about family, friends, school and many more.
Parents - you can also register and it can help you if you are looking for the best advice and support to give your child.