Class Teacher: Mrs Laura Marshall and Miss Kirstie Preston
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carly Watkinson
In Emerald Class, we take great pride in being the very best version of ourselves. We can achieve this by showing great enthusiasm and perseverance as well as always giving things a go, no matter the obstacles.
Autumn Term 2
Click below to see our mid-term and long-term plans:
This term, the children are participating in swimming lessons at Sharley Park Leisure Centre for the remainder of the school year. This will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit necessary for this activity each week. Some children are also taking part in Forest Schools this term and it is recommended for a separate kit to be brought in every Wednesday for this.
Reading at Home
Please read with your child every day if possible (minimum 3 times a week). The children are encouraged to read independently in school at least 10 minutes each day. Reading books, which are suitable for your child’s reading level, can be changed regularly in school. Library books, which are read for leisure, can be changed once a week in school. Please make sure your child has their reading record, reading book and library book with them each day. Reading records are reviewed on a weekly basis. We will award Dojo points to all children who are reading regularly at home.
Each week, your child is expected to complete their times table practise (TT Rockstars) and spelling practise (Ed Shed). These websites are regularly checked. If facilities are not available for these to be completed at home, there can be the opportunity to complete these in school instead. From time to time, your child will also be expected to complete an additional piece of homework related to either Maths, English or the Topic of the term. We will award Dojo points to all children who are completing these regularly.
In Year 5, we also encourage independent research. If your child is particularly passionate about a topic we are learning about and wishes to learn more at home, we would love to see their work! This can either be brought into school or posted onto Dojo.