Neptune -Year 5

Welcome to Neptune Class!

My name is Mr Bucknall and I am your child’s class teacher. I will be supported by Miss McCormack, who is the class TA. 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 Yes Minister. We will be exploring the political system in the UK and how the government is formed. We will also be considering how important certain policies are for the government and coming up with a manifesto of our own.

In English we are beginning to write persuasive letters to help people consider how to save the planet and recycle more. This follows the work we have just completed related to the text ‘Today I met a whale. We will also have a weekly grammar focus, so please ask your child what we are studying and help them to revise this subject. As a class, we are reading The London Eye mystery.

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 Tuesday morning. 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 Wednesday. I will mark it and return it onThursday. 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 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.