Games to play at home
Birch Year 5/6
Welcome to Years 5 and 6 in Birch class. It’s been lovely to meet our newest additions and I’m sure we are going to have a fantastic year full of interesting activities along with the occasional trip to help with our learning.
The class will be taught by Mrs Barker with support from our very dedicated class TA, Miss Davies.
The Start and End of the Day:
8.25am - Breakfast is available, free of charge, from the lower hall daily.
8.30am - There will be a teacher on duty in the playground from 8.30am.
8.40am - The bell rings and children make their way into class.
Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time.
3.00pm - School lessons finish and children will be dismissed from the classroom.
After School & Lunchtime Clubs:
We will again be running a great range of clubs. Please enquire at the office for details and sign your child up. Most are free of charge.
PE kits need to be in school all week and consist of a white T shirt, white shorts and trainers or plimsolls. In colder weather, black tracksuit bottoms are also allowed to be worn. Please ensure that all kit is clearly labelled so we can quickly match lost clothing to its owners! May we also remind you that children are expected to have school shoes, not trainers or boots, as part of their school uniform.
The children will continue to bring home reading books which they have chosen as part of the Renaissance Reading programme. We would like to encourage you to listen to your child read and discuss what they have read. We suggest reading for a minimum of 20 minutes, five times a week. Please use the Reading Record book to let us know that you have heard your child read and to make any relevant comments but children can also write in this themselves. The children will complete quizzes relating to the books they have read and it is therefore important for them to have a good understanding of the language, style and vocabulary used in the books in order to achieve the 70% pass mark.
We encourage children to stay hydrated at school. All children have been given a Laira Green water bottle which will remain in school, clearly labelled with your child’s name. Replacement bottles may be purchased from the school office if required.
Food and Photos:
As part of school life, to celebrate their learning, we like to take photos and videos of the children to use in and around school as well as on our website and occasionally in the media. The children may also be involved in food tastings during the year, for which we need to know of any allergies or dietary restrictions. We should be grateful if you would kindly let us know if your child has any dietary restrictions that we are not already aware of or if you want to amend your child’s current media permissions.
What we are doing THIS YEAR