I hope you all had a relaxing summer break and I am looking forward to starting our journey together in Year 5! It has been a wonderful return to school in the first few days and the children have returned with positive attitudes, a renewed enthusiasm and with a determination to be their best: it is fantastic to see!
I have very high expectations of all children in their learning, their attitudes and behaviour in Year 5. There is really no time to waste on our learning journey this year...
This will be discussed further in our Y5/6 'Meet the Teacher' meetings which will be held on Friday 13th September at both 9.00am and 3.00pm, and I hope you can make one of those times.
Please make sure your child is in school as often as possible throughout the year otherwise they will miss out on many exciting lessons and if they miss too much of school they may find it difficult to catch up. If your child is in school, and on time, every day, they can be supported to achieve their potential.
Our target for attendance is 97% for the school year, although 100% would be perfect!
Reading is expected to be done by all children each night, and we ask that their reading diaries are signed and returned to school the following day by an adult 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. Their school reading book will be required in school every day.
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. If your child is worrying about their homework or are finding the task particularly tricky, then please speak to me on the Monday so they can complete it ready fro the Tuesday.
Our P.E days are Monday and Wednesday and children are expected to have a P.E kit in school on these days. Their P.E kits must consist of a white t-shirt, navy shorts and black pumps or trainers. If you would like a Belle Vale embroidered P.E kit, you can purchase these at the school office.
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 £2.00 per day, or £10.00 for a full week.
Finally, we are very lucky to have Mrs K Wilson and Mrs D Walker working alongside us throughout this year and together we are fully committed to driving our high expectations and maintaining our children's enthusiasm!
Furthermore, Mr Thompson will be working alongside us throughout the year too so we are very lucky to have so many adults on our team.
Thank you in advance to our parents for your continued support with our high expectations of behaviour and attitudes and I look forward to working together to support your children in achieving their potential!
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