Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mr Campion

mr.campion@goostrey.cheshire.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 5 

Please see information below about how school will be organised when the children return in September. 

Please see 'News Items'for weekly updates posted every Friday.

This week's book of the week is - 'Thomasina' by Paul Gallico (recommended by Scarlet).

Children - don't forget to read as much as possible and then do your Accelerated Reader quiz in school when you've finished your book.  

Don't forget that children can access TimesTables Rockstars from home.

Below is a list of topics we will be covering over this half-term. Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries about the work the children are undertaking in class or any other issues. I can be contacted on the email address at the top of the page.

Mr. Campion

Literacy

Where Once We Stood – Explorative Narrative & Formal Reports

Maths

Place value, column addition/subtraction, decimals & ordering decimals, fractions (equivalence, ordering, improper/mixed), multiply/divide by 10,100,1000, number sequences, multiplication & division, metric conversion.

Science

Out of this World - Space

Topic/Foundation

History - WWII

Geog - Water

Art – Henry Moore 

ICT - Databases

RE – Hinduism

PE – Tag Rugby

PSHE – No Outsiders (Rose Blanche)

French – Healthy Eating

Music - Wider Opps

Adults working with class:

Mrs Riddell (Cover Teacher) – Wednesday PM

Mrs Livingstone (working with maths groups) – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday am

Ms Dean (Teaching Assistant) - Wednesday am

Mrs Fairhurst (Teaching Assistant) - Tuesday pm and Friday am

Parents and Families of Year 5 - September 2020

The Government and Public Health England have confirmed it is safe for schools to open and all children will be expected to return to school in September. This is great news and I am really looking forward to welcoming the children back on Monday September 7th so that their education can continue.

Staff have been busy supporting some key worker children over the past few months, as well as having three year groups back in school for a number of weeks. We are preparing school for your child’s return and we want to give you assurance of the safety measures in place for your child when they come back in September:

 As well as the whole school risk assessment, these are points specific to my class:

  • The DfE has stated that face coverings are not required during the school day for children. Their misuse may inadvertently increase the risk of transmission. Children are not to wear masks unless previously agreed with Miss Atkins.  Please email school if your child intends to wear a mask so that we can discuss safe usage.
  • Pupils must not come into school if they have coronavirus symptoms or if they live with anyone with symptoms or who has tested positive.
  • We are encouraging children to walk by themselves into school if possible, or be left at the main gate by one adult for the child to enter the playground on their own. Adults should then leave promptly to avoid people congregating together.
  • Arrival times and end of day times will be staggered for different year groups. Year 5’s start time will be 8.55am and they will end the day at 3.30pm, as usual. To avoid mixing with other bubbles, it is important children arrive at their allotted time.  
  • Our class will be in bubble 2, with Year 3. During teaching time your child will be taught with their own class, but their bubble will share toilets, cloakrooms and play/lunch times.
  • Children will sit side by side and facing forwards in the classroom, they will not be socially distanced from each other. DfE guidelines states that the risk to children of the coronavirus is low. Adults are still required to be socially distanced from each other and the children.
  • Children should wear their uniform as normal. On days where the children have PE we are asking that they arrive in school in their PE kit. They will wear their kit for the whole day. Year 5’s PE day is Tuesday in the first half term. They will not need to keep a PE kit in school.
  • Children will have break times with their bubble. They can still bring a healthy snack into school for break time. Snacks will be available to buy as usual.
  • Children can bring a bag and coat into school. The child’s bag will need to be an appropriate size to fit under their chair in the classroom. They will need their sandwich box if having a dinner from home. Children will require their own pencil case containing a pencil, rubber, small ruler, pencil crayons, pencil sharpener. They can also bring their own sanitiser and tissues. Children will not be able to share any of their items with anyone else.
  • Before and after school clubs can still take place and will operate in infant and junior bubbles.   
  • Parental contact with teachers will still be undertaken remotely in September. I will be available to answer emails and phone calls during times when I am not teaching. Adults will require a pre-arranged appointment to come into school. Unfortunately, our usual September meetings will not be able to take place this year. We will publish our Start of Year packs and curriculum overviews on our class pages and I will email more information during the first week.
  • Children will regularly wash their hands and use sanitisers. School will promote personal hygiene – Catch it, Kill it, Bin it.
  • Wider Opportunities will still go ahead. The class will be split into two groups initially, and we have received a full risk assessment from the tutors.
  • Classroom windows and doors will be kept open where possible. On colder days children are advised to wear layers/bring a jacket.
  • At the end of the day, parents are welcome to come onto the playground to greet children, but are encouraged to leave promptly and observes social distancing rules.

We are aware that some children may be feeling anxious about returning to school if they have not been in school for some time. We want to give you assurance that we have robust plans in place and will be focused on supporting all the children back into school with key activities that will help the children settle back into school and enjoy being back in school with their friends.  

I hope this gives you reassurance of the safety measures in place to support your child to return to school as required in September. If you have any further worries or questions, please contact me: mr.campion@goostrey.cheshire.sch.uk

I hope you have a relaxing, happy and healthy summer. We look forward to seeing you and your child in September.

Mr Campion 

 

 

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