Neptune -Year 5
I am the Neptune Class teacher and my name is Mr Bucknall. I am supported in class by Mrs Marinaro, Miss Coad and Ms Goody.
This half term we will be learning lots of new things. Our topics are Ancient Greece and World War 1. In English, we are writing suspense stories, which will be based on The Spiderwick Chronicles. After this, we will go on to write an explanation text. We will also have a weekly grammar focus, so please ask your child what we are studying and help them to revise this subject. This term, we are reading Who Let the Gods Out?
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 twice a week. Children must have their full PE kits and Tuesday mornings (taught by Mr Jenkins) and Thursday afternoons. In the middle of January, we will undertake the intensive swimming course, which will last two weeks. During this course, children will be swimming everyday for 2 weeks. Please ensure your child packs their full swimming kit including: costume, towel, goggles and any required medication.
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 on Thursday. If homework isn’t completed then children will be expected to complete it at playtime.
Please collect your child from the playground (or if the weather is bad from the Hall) 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 term.