Neptune -Year 5

Welcome to Neptune Class!

My name is Mr Bucknall and I am your child’s class teacher. I am looking forward to working with your children over the next year and helping them to meet their potential as learners. 

This half term we will be learning lots of new things. Our topic is Mexico and Mayans. We will be exploring the background of the Mayans and looking into some of their myths. We will have an exciting trip for this topic to The British History Museum to complete a workshop on The Mayans.

In English, we have started a great new text called: The day I met a Whale. We’ll be completing numerous pieces of writing including: a blurb, a fictional meeting story and a persuasive writing piece. We will also have a weekly grammar focus, so please ask your child what we are studying and help them to revise this subject.

With the children being in the Juniors, they will need to bring their own fruit for a playtime snack. I will remind them to take this to the playground. They will also be learning Spanish once a week. 

A few helpful reminders:

We have PE once a week. Children must have their PE kit for Tuesday afternoon.

We have swimming on Wednesday. Children must have a full swimming kit including: a costume, towel, swimming hat and goggles (if needed).

Children must read and have their reading record signed every night. If this isn’t completed more than twice in a week then your child will miss playtime to read.

Homework is due in on Tuesday. I will mark it and return it on Wednesday. If homework isn’t completed then children will be expected to complete it at playtime. Year 6 children can expect more homework then others as this is an important year for them. Please encourage your child to complete all their homework with plenty of time.  

Please collect your child from the playground at the end of the day (3:15pm) and remember to let the office know if someone different will be collecting your child.

As always, please speak to me if you have any concerns regarding your child over the next year.