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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

We hope you had a great half term break and are very much looking forward to carrying on with the autumn term in year 5!


The children have absolutely loved their Bikeability course and all did a fantastic job! We hope that they will now always remember to wear a helmet when out on their bikes and take with them all of the important safety tips and rules of the road which they have learnt! 


Our swimming sessions will be continuing on a Thursday until Christmas and we still have our visit from the Buckinghamshire Fire Brigade and our Tudor Day to come (more information to follow). We will also have a visit from Anglian Water where the children will be learning more about how we use water, what sources do we get our water from and more about the water cycle (linking in with our geography topic on 'Rivers').


Outdoor PE is still on a Tuesday and indoor PE will start in the spring term, once swimming has finished. However, please can you ensure that your child has their PE kit in school all week as sessions can change due to unforeseen circumstances. The kit should follow our school uniform policy.


Thank you so much for helping your children with their homework so far this year! We have been thrilled with the promptness and care which has been taken with this. Homework will still be sent out every Tuesday and is due in the following Monday. We endeavour to upload all the homework on to our website, but if you can't find it, there are always spare copies in Miss Hamer's and Mrs Mill's classrooms. 


As you can see from the half term homework, we are always encouraging the children to read as much as they can, even though they no longer have a Monkston reading log, and we always speak about how it is part of their weekly homework to ensure they are reading to someone. We hope that you can help us to encourage this as much as possible, as it will improve their comprehension skills and their creative imagination when writing.



Dates for your diary:



Monday 5th November - Back to school!

Tuesday 6th November - 5M Fire Brigade visit into school

Wednesday 7th November - 5H Fire Brigade visit into school

Monday 12th November - 5M Anglian Water visit into school

Monday 19th November - 5H Anglian Water visit into school

Thursday 22nd November, 3.15pm - Parent Forum

Friday 23rd November - Flu appointments

Monday 26th November, 3.15pm - FOMs Book Fair

Thursday 29th November - Christmas Disco

Friday 7th December - Tudor Day

Tuesday 18th December, 1.45pm and 7pm - Christmas Concert

Thursday 20th December - Year 5 Christmas Party

Friday 21st December - Last day of term!