Wolves Class Letter – Autumn Term 2023
Trainee Class Teacher
Mr Clayton (Monday - Tuesday)
Ms Rowlands (Wednesday - Friday)
Miss Jefferies (Monday - Friday)
Mrs Knowles (Monday and Tuesday am)
Welcome to your first term in the Wolves class. We are really excited to welcome you to the year. There is much to look forward to this year and in this term, including a trip to the Black Country Museum in October, as well as plenty of exciting events in school. Do keep an eye on the school newsletter for information. Our value this term is Friendship and Community and in Term 6, Respect.
Much of our learning over the next two terms will be based on the history of childhood from the industrial revolution right up until the end of World War II – a topic which is always popular, and which offers potential for learning in every curriculum area.
A summary of learning across all curriculum areas is set out below.
Our PE day is a Thursday, and we will be working on our fitness with the daily mile so please ensure to have trainers with you every day. Unless there are health and safety concerns then we will be completing PE outside. Please make sure you have tracksuit trousers and a jumper as the temperature drops.
Homework is set on Friday and due in the following Thursday. This will consist of a mixture of Reading, Spelling and Maths activities. Although the formal times table checks are done this does not mean that we no longer need to know them. We will continue to practice them in school and we expect students to continue to practice at home using TTRS. Finally, we ask that you continue to support your child to meet our ‘Ten Minutes a Day’ reading pledge. Where possible, try to find some time each week to continue to listen to your child read aloud and to talk about what they have read. Ask them questions and for explanations. It will test their retrieval and inference skills and make them better all-round readers. For inspiration on books that are suitable for Year 5 pupils please see www.schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-5-pupils-ks2-age-9-10/
I hope that this overview answers any questions that you might have. However, if there are any aspects relating to teaching and learning in Year 5 that you would like to discuss further or if there are issues that crop up which you would like to talk about, please do get in touch. Emails can be directed to the school office and the office staff will forward them on to me.
Ms Rowlands and Mr Clayton
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