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Welcome to Year 5! 
Dolphin Class
 

Class Teacher – Mr C Pallett
Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs G Kioussis
Class Midday Assistant – Mrs S Charlesworth


Now that we have reached year 5 at the top end of the school, there are even greater expectations on our pupils.  All of us want the children to do well and for that to happen we need your support at home and from the children themselves.  Coming into school with the right attitude and desire to learn is essential. 
Just think about these…
 
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee

You cannot open a book without learning something.
Confucius
 
 
And my favourite…

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway
 
 
Topics:
Science this half term focuses on Forces (N).  Any additional work the children do is always welcome but this would be a good place to start.

Topic remains with the Romans.  Our upcoming assembly will use this as the theme and consist of an informative (and of course, hugely entertaining) short play written by Mr Pallett.

PE is once again on a Thursday and a Friday.  As the weather is getting colder, jogging bottoms and fleeces are a good idea.  Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit.

Homework is set on a Friday and should be handed in on the following Thursday.  This year has been the best yet for children completing their homework and I appreciate your continued support in this matter.
 
Learning at home.
There is no right or wrong way for you to help your child, but there are a few things that would very much help us here at school:

Daily reading.  The reading of the year 5 children is a real high point.  To improve it still further, when you are hearing your child read, ask them questions about the text and their opinions about the book.  Increasing the comprehension of what they are reading will help them no end.

Maths.  Help your child to learn their times tables!  Not just the pattern of the numbers but the questions that go with those numbers.  Tables should be practised forwards, backwards and inside out.
 
Please remember that you are always welcome to talk to us about your child, we would ask that you make an appointment at the school office so as not to disturb learning time.

We look forward to working with you and your child!
 
Thank you for your continuing support.

Mr Pallett
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