Welcome to Year 5!
We have been so excited to welcome your children back into school and have been really impressed with how well they have settled into our new structures and routines.
We would like to thank you for your patience and support as we have adapted to the new way of working. We will continue to respond to guidance and adapt our routines to ensure school runs as safely and smoothly as possible. We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some key information for our year group.
Drop off and pick up
The start and end of the school day is staggered to limit the number of children coming through the gates at one time.
Our entry time is from the bottom playground gate at 8:55.
Our collection time is from bottom playground gate at 3:15.
If your child has a sibling in Years 2, 4 or 6, they are able to come in with their brother or sister at the earlier time of 8:40 and should leave via the same gate once released from their classroom.
Things to bring into school
Packed lunches can come into school and a separate water bottle so that this can be filled up and used throughout the day.
A warm coat – we will be going outside for fresh air and exercise even when the weather becomes colder.
Reading and Times Table record books – these will be coming home during the next week. As a minimum, these books should be in school on a Wednesday so that we can assess your child’s progress.
Things not to bring into school
We kindly ask that children don’t bring in rucksacks, bags, book bags or P.E. bags; this helps us avoid clutter and clean more easily.
Unfortunately, birthday cakes, sweets and invitations can’t be handed out in school at this time.
Cuddly toys and other things such as pencil cases and play things can’t come into school.
As P.E. kits cannot come into school, we ask that children come in wearing their P.E kit on a Monday, our outdoor PE day.
We ask that children try to wear:
- Usual school t-shirt and sweatshirt, joggers, leggings or tracksuit bottoms, (preferably black, grey or blue if possible.) trainers.
We would ask that children do not wear jeans or football kits on PE days.
Earrings should not be worn to school on PE days. If they are newly pierced, then
you should send your child in with surgical tape covering them. We only allow small stud earrings in school at any time; sleepers or dangly earrings are not permitted for health and safety reasons.
In order for each year group to have access to the school hall and for it to be cleaned, each year group will have an allotted day throughout the week. This will change weekly. You will receive a text the day before each indoor P.E session so that the children know the additional day upon which they should come into school wearing their P.E clothes. Outdoor P.E days will stay the same each week.
Your child’s COSMIC time will be on Tuesday. We are not able to provide coats or welly boots. Pease ensure that children come into school wearing suitable shoes and have coats and jumpers on cold days. We will try to keep children away from the mud and will not be going out in heavy rain but please only send them in shoes that you are happy to get a bit messy.
Your child will soon be bringing their reading book home again. After such a long break from reading their book bands, we will be working hard to build back up their confidence, fluency and key skills. In order to be successful, fluent readers, some children may benefit from re-visiting their previous colour bands. We will be continuing all our in-school reading rewards and hope you can support us with as much reading as possible at home
We are looking forward to working together over the coming year. Although we might not always be able to chat at drop off or pick up times, we can always be contacted by phone so please don’t hesitate to call if there is something you would like to discuss.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Year 5 Team.