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Year 5

Teachers: Mrs Robinson/Mrs Caldwell (job share) and Miss Carson

Support Staff -

Year 5 Topics: The Sea (Sept. to Oct.), The Titanic (Nov. to Dec.), Life in ancient times (Jan. to March.), Change (April. to June)

Important Trips: Hazelbank, the Aquarium  or The Titanic Museum.

Visitors: Local fire fighters and the 'Life in Ancient Times' workshop.   

Highlights of Year 5:

The 'All Stars Programme' which allows pupils to learn about how they can all be respectful, forgiving, honest, helpful, caring and responsible.

Year 5 plays a key element in the school's Shared Education project.  Pupils team up with a class of Year 5 pupils in St. James' Primary School.  For the year they make new friends, travel to St. James's every Wednesday for S.T.E.M. workshops, engage in learning about how each school celebrates Easter and joint family nights of fun learning.

In addition to this is the opportunity for 11 families to attend a Shared Education residential in Bushmills from the 29th to 31st March 2017.

P.5. also love to learn how to write using joined writing and during the year, most children will practice hard and become the proud winners of their 'Cursive Writing Licence'.

Finishing Times -

Homework Schedule:

Day   Homework  Due Date
 Monday

Spellings

 Reading 10 - 15mins a night

Written Homework (Maths / Literacy) 

 Friday

 

Tuesday

 Tuesday

 Reading 10 - 15mins a night

Written Homework (Maths / Literacy)

 

Wednesday

 Wednesday

 Reading 10 - 15mins a night

Written Homework( Maths / English)

 

 Thursday

 Thursday

 Reading 10 - 15mins a night

Revision of spellings

 

 Friday

 Friday

 Weekend reading

Test corrections

 

Monday

Accelerated Reading Days:  Mrs Robinson & Mrs Caldwell have their sessions on Monday & Friday afternoons.  Miss Carson's class on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.  It is essential that they bring in their novels or books for these days.

P.E. Days:  Mrs Robinson & Mrs Caldwell's main P.E. session is on each Friday.  Miss Carson's main P.E. lesson is on each Tuesday.

Important Equipment:  Pencils, eraser, sharpener, colouring pencils, glue stick and a ring bind folder.  

 

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