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Eagle Owls Yr 5

Happy spring term!

Hello Eagle Owls! I hope you've all had a lovely half term and are refreshed and raring to go. Here is the important information that you and your adult need for this term:

PE Days - PE will be an extended session with Mr Pearce on a Monday morning this term.  Please could you come to school wearing a smart PE kit on our PE days. This includes a dark (preferably navy blue) hoodie and joggers, a white T-shirt and trainers. We should not be able to see any large logos or brand names on your PE kit. For more information on the smart Great Milton tracksuit, click the School Uniform link on the right. Please have enough warm clothing with you to be able to do PE outside! I will also be teaching a shorter lesson of Dance on a Wednesday afternoon but the children can do this in their school uniform.

Spellings - Spelling tests will be on a Tuesday morning this term. The spellings can be found ready to download below. Your child will know which group they are in - if they have individually tailored spellings they will be sent home with your child each week. 

Homework - Homework will be given out on a Friday and expected back the following Wednesday

Reading -We will continue to read Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy this term. Thank you very, very much for your support in buying this last term -we have plenty of copies in class which makes a huge difference when we are reading.

Reading Diary - As your child gets older, I appreciate that it becomes harder to hear them read because they don't want to read out loud any more! However, reading is still very important and it would be great if you could encourage reading time and book conversations at home. Please initial their reading diary to show that they have been reading at least three times every week. A member of staff will be checking them every week on a Tuesday morning.

School Uniform - I spoke to the children last term about the importance of school uniform and presenting themselves in a tidy manner last term. All the information can be found on the school uniform page which is linked in the box on the right hand side of this page (above). 

Cloakroom - Thank you for your help in only bringing the essentials to school! It really helps keep our cloakroom tidy and organised.

Design and Technology - This term in DT the children are going to be making their own Sky Ships based around our book 'Brightstorm'. They will be using papier-mache to make the balloon so any spare newspapers that you have at home and can send in to school would be very much appreciated!

Topic Map and Learning - For information about the curriculum that I'll be teaching this term, please have a look at the topic map below titled 'Year 5 Marvellous Mountains SPT2'.

World Book Day - Just a quick reminder that World Book Day is fast approaching (first week of March) in case you need to have a think about your costume! I'll be doing 'secret reader' again in the classroom because the children absolutely loved it last year and will send a parentmail for volunteers nearer the time.

This term I will be working full time so I will be in the classroom every day except Monday morning during PE and Friday afternoon during assembly. As always, if you have any questions then please catch me at the end of the day,

Mrs Pinto