Welcome back to Belle Vale after your summer holidays!
Our class this year is Tolkien class, named after J.R.R Tolkien, the author of 'The Hobbit (or There and Back Again)' and 'The Lord of the Rings' .
As a keen reader, I want to establish and promote a love and passion for reading for all pupils and foster a desire to read. Furthermore, our aim for all of the pupils in Year 5 is to ask questions, be inquisitive, and to let their imaginations flourish through creative activities, including creative writing and maths opportunities across the broad curriculum we offer.
Your child's learning journey this year is crucial and by working together we can give the children a challenging and exciting year, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to achieve in the Year 6, and in the wide world beyond.
I have very high expectations of all children in their learning, attitudes and behaviour. All children must meet these expectations as set out in accordance with our school behaviour policy.
In addition to this, all children will be expected to adhere to our ‘choices and consequences’ chart which reminds children of the behaviours we expect from them when in school. There is really no time to waste on our learning journey this year...
Reading is expected to be done by all children each night, and we ask that their reading diaries are signed and returned to school every day so that we can ensure children are reading outside of the classroom. If a child chooses to read a different text other than their school reading book at home, this is absolutely fine; we encourage children to read for pleasure! However, please note that the school reading book they take home is tailored to your child, helping you to support and develop fluency and confidence when your child reads to you.
Homework is due in every Tuesday unless otherwise stated. Details of homework and what children are expected to be doing at home is outlined in the homework document link below.
Our P.E day this term is Friday and children are expected to have a P.E kit in school on P.E days. Their P.E kits must consist of a white t-shirt, navy shorts and black pumps/trainers for outside P.E. If you would like a Belle Vale embroidered P.E kit, you can purchase these at the school office.
Additionally, in Year 5, we have swimming sessions each Thursday and children will require a swimming kit, towel and swimming caps (if your child has long hair). Goggles can be worn, although the children are encouraged to try to swim without these. Any earrings must be removed before the children enter the pool. If the child can’t remove their own earrings, they will be unable to swim that week because adults will not remove them for them.
These swimming sessions will continue throughout the Spring term.
Dinner money/Snack money
Fruit is on sale every morning on the KS2 yard at 20p per item.
Mrs Loyden’s famous school dinners are priced at £1.80 per day, or £9.00 for a full week.
Finally, we are very lucky to have Mrs Carlisle working alongside us throughout this year and together we are fully committed to driving our high expectations and maintaining our children's enthusiasm for learning!
Furthermore, on Tuesdays and Fridays we have additional support in class from Ms McDougall.
Thank you in advance to our parents for your continued support with our high expectations of behaviour and attitudes!
If you have any questions or queries, please make an appointment with the school office and I will be glad to meet with you at any time; my door is always open.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. Keep up to date with our learning journey throughout the term by following our class page on Twitter @MrPriceY5