Welcome to Year 5!
In Year 5 we have two classes - Ruben and Empire Class.
In Empire class the teacher is Mrs Wade and the teaching assistants are Mrs Robertson and Miss Parker 1:1.
In Ruben class the teacher is Mr Newell and the teaching assistants are Mrs Spice and Miss Parker 1:1.
Both classes also share the teaching assistant Mrs Francak in the afternoon.
Continue your learning at home by following these links:
If you wish your child to take the Kent Test, the online registration at www.kent.gov.uk/ola opens on Friday 1st June and closes on Monday 2nd July 2018. You must complete this registration form irrespective of whether you are a Kent or Medway resident if you wish your child to be assessed for a Kent Grammar School place.
Please note that if you wish your child to sit the Medway Test you will need to register your child online at www.medway.gov.uk/admissions and this site opens on Monday 4th June and closes on Monday 2nd July 2018. This test will be held at a designated test centre on a Saturday - not here at the school, further information will be published on their site.
To encourage the love of reading, could you please ensure you bring in your reading books everyday (this can be fiction or non-fiction). There will be time each week dedicated for reading so please don't forget.
There will be a year 5 parents meeting on Thursday 17th May to discuss the 11+.
To make the most of the lovely weather we will be taking some of our lessons outside (in the shaded areas). Could you please ensure that your child has suntan lotion and a hat each day to protect them.
As part of developing children’s emotional health and well-being in school, we will be discussing bereavement through lessons and activities during term 5. We will be discussing how to deal with feelings towards ourselves and our families in positive ways and how to prepare for change. This will help children explore emotions in age-appropriate, straightforward, and sensitive ways. Widely depicted as a fun, lovable character, the elephant was chosen by Child Bereavement UK as the perfect symbol for this subject and therefore will be used as an apt metaphor during our lessons.
In order to ensure the children’s well-being, it is essential that we know about any information that you think may relate to these lessons, including the deaths of any pets or people important to your child, or any illness in the family. The lessons will provide opportunities for the children to share their experiences if they wish, and being aware will help us respond in a supportive and helpful way. Please inform the school of any significant information you feel will ensure the school is fully prepared for any issues that might crop up during or following the lessons. Any details will be treated sensitively.
A quick reminder that Empire Class will be taking part in Forest School on Monday 26th March. Don't forget your layers!
The week beginning the 26th March 2018, the children in year 5 will be sitting the Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) which consists of four specific areas are tested:
The set of four scores obtained from the assessment with CAT4 provides a profile of a child’s level and pattern of abilities, as well as providing an overall summary score of his or her reasoning abilities across four areas.
Please note that the CAT4 tests are designed to help parents understand their child’s ability and likely academic potential; they will not be used to level your child’s progression as Barming Primary School.
The results will be sent to you in a letter as soon as we receive them.
A quick reminder that Ruben Class will be taking part in Forest School tomorrow (Wednesday 7th March 2018). Please ensure the children have suitable clothing as they will get dirty and be out for the entire morning/afternoon. Leggings and jeans are not suitable because leggings are too cold and jeans do not dry quickly when wet. Layers are preferable to ensure warmth.
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STAY SAFE AND WARM!
The Year 5 Team :-)
Please note that Year 5 will be taking part in Forest School on the following dates:
Wednesday 7th February 2018 – Empire Class
Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Ruben Class
Wednesday 28th February 2018 – Empire Class
Wednesday 7th March 2018 – Ruben Class
Please ensure the children have suitable clothing as they will get dirty and be out for the entire morning/afternoon. Leggings and jeans are not suitable because leggings are too cold and jeans do not dry quickly when wet. Layers are preferable to ensure warmth.
As mentioned in the childrens contact books, please find attached a book review template to the website. Children can complete a book review after reading in order to develop their reading comprehension. This is also a good opportunity to support handwriting, spelling and punctuation.
If your child wishes to complete a book review it will be marked alongside their class work, therefore could you please ensure that they complete them independently.
We've come to the end of a busy term and would like to congratulate the children on all their hard work.
Just a couple of reminders for next term - homework is due on Monday 30th October and as the weather is getting cooler, can you ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit for Wednesdays.
Our new topic is all about St Lucia, an Island paradise. We would be grateful if your child could bring a holiday brochure for St Lucia or the Caribbean.
Thank you for all your support this term. We hope you have a lovely break.