Welcome to Baobab Class! We have had a fantastic start so far and are getting used to new routines and our new learning very quickly. Our topic this term is Harry Potter. Here is some useful information about being in Year Four/Five.
The team in Baobab class:
Mrs van der Wolf teaches every day, but will be out of class for Maths Subject Leadership every other Tuesday morning and occasionally a morning for French Subject Leadership. Mrs Bowler will cover. Mrs. Watts is our LSA and is in class every morning. Mrs Martin-Halls will cover PPA on Thursday afternoons.
Home/School learning (homework):
Year 5 children are expected to spend 30 minutes every day on homework. This includes: weekly spellings – learning the words and choosing five words to write in full sentences – and weekly Maths and grammar homework. On top of this they are also expected to read daily and meet (and be monitored on) our school expectation of reading x3 or more times a week. Baobab Class pupils can record their own comments in their green reading log. All homework is to be written in pencil or black biro. There will always be a weekly “How you can help at home” section in your child’s homework book. This will involve activities and ideas that will help you to consolidate learning in class. We are cracking down on presentation this year throughout the school and this involves homework too. Please be aware presentation will be taken into account when homework is marked.
Homework Help Club starts this week (Thursday 14th September) on a Thursday from 3-4pm. Baobab Class pupils may attend if they need a dedicated hour to give to homework or some additional help from the adult leading the session. You are welcome to attend with them if you want to.
When will my child need PE and swimmingl kit?
Our PE session is on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a FULL kit. It is best to leave their kit in school. Earrings must be removed or taped and long hair must be tied up for safety reasons. This term we will be doing dance and swimming.
Swimming replaces our PE session for the first half of this term. Our swimming day is a Friday morning. Please make sure your child has a full kit and bathrobe every Friday.
Our weekly Library visits:
Our session at the school library is Monday morning. We will be visiting Great Cornard library during the term too.
Music Year 5:
Year 5 children in Baobab will have music lessons this half term on Thursday mornings 08:30 – 09:30. Please can these children be dropped off at school slightly earlier so that the music lessons can start on time.
Trips planned this term:
We will be visiting the Harry Potter studios on Wednesday 29th November. The rough cost for this trip will be confirmed as soon as possible and our rough timings at the moment are 8am until 5:30pm. More details to follow but please start saving!