Kandinsky Class Year 5
Welcome to Kandinsky Class.
We would like to welcome your child to their new class. Our classes in Years 5 and 6 are called Kandinsky (Year 5), Monet (Year 5/6) and Banksy (Year 6) after famous artists. In Kandinsky class, the teacher is Mr Swain and the teaching assistant is Mrs Johnson. In Monet class, the teacher is Mr. Stone and the teaching assistant is Mrs O’Kell. In Banksy class, the teachers are Mrs Walker and Mrs Wilkinson and the teaching assistant is Mrs Scott.
This term, our first topic is “Jungle Adventures” and we will learn all about the Rainforests. We will begin with a visit to Tropical World, where we will learn all about the biodiversity of the different layers of the rainforests. Our topic will end with a rainforest day on 13th December. Please see our school website for further information about our curriculum. In addition to the lessons outlined on the website, we will work outdoors with Mr Maguire and in cooking lessons with Miss Parker. Mr Caddick and Mrs Mohamed teach us on Wednesday afternoons.
We have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day. You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.
Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo online
Home Reading and Homework
It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects. Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing and aim to read at least 3 times per week to an adult at home.
Your child will receive a purple homework book which will contain the topic homework for the unit. Your child should select tasks which interest them from the “menu” of options and work on them over the term.
We will also send weekly spellings and number facts home to practise on Fridays. You should be spending a maximum of 20 - 30 minutes on spellings and maths facts each week for homework. If you feel that weekly homework is taking longer than this, please speak to your class teacher. Our homework policy is available for you to view on the school website.
Water Bottles and Pencil Cases
We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. Your child is welcome to bring a pencil case to school to use in class. However, they must ensure that their property is easily identifiable and named. They should also understand that they are responsible for this equipment and school cannot be held responsible for personal items being misplaced.
Mobile phones are not permitted in school. However, if your child is in Year 6 and needs a phone in school for a valid reason. Please write a letter seeking permission for this from Mr Birkett. If this is authorised by Mr Birkett, the phone can be locked in the school office each day and must not be used until your child is off school premises.
Please follow Year 5 and 6 on Twitter:
We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.
School Jotter App
Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.