Notices & Reminders

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5/6, 

Welcome back to school for another exciting year full of wonderful learning opportunities. I hope that you have all had an enjoyable summer and the children are ready for the fun learning that the Year 5/6 team have in store for them. 

The Year 5/6 teachers and teaching assistants work very closely together to make sure that the learning needs of all the children are met.  Please feel free to pop in and say hello!
They are:

6B Mrs Ruth Byrne – Assistant Headteacher
6S Mrs Hilary Silva
6C Mr Stephen Costello 

5H Mrs Siobhan Holmes - Team Leader 
5O Miss O'Brien
5W Mr Tom Walsh

Mr Daniel Berry Year 5 & 6 Support Teacher
Mrs Louise Garvey (HLTA)
Ms Zeba Khan (HLTA)
Miss Amy Zealey (HLTA)
Mr Chris Day (SA)

All the information regarding your child’s learning for this half term can be found on the Curriculum Newsletter on the school’s website. It is updated every half term. Check the website at least once a week for up to date news as we will not be sending paper copies of any letters in the future.

If you have any concerns then your child’s class teacher should be your first point of contact.
If it is a serious concern it will be passed to Mrs Holmes in Year 5 and/or Mrs Byrne in Year 6 All staff email addresses can be found on the school website.

Attendance & Punctuality
Please make sure your child is in school and on time. If your child is unable to come into school, it is important you let the school office know at your earliest convenience. All late children are to report directly to the main school office.
Home Time
Please remember to inform your child’s class teacher if somebody other than yourself is collecting your child after school. This can be done via email/letter, contacting the school office or leaving a message with the teaching assistant on the door at drop off. If your child currently walks home or chooses to during the year, the class teacher will require a letter of notification so that they can ensure every child’s safety.
Year 5                                                Year 6           
Monday – Mr Walsh                                    Monday – Mr Knowles
Wednesday – Mr Knowles             Friday – Mr Costello      
All children will need a school PE kit and pumps/trainers. They will also need a waterproof coat in the event of inclement weather. Please ensure your child’s name is clearly marked on all school uniform and kits.

Snack Time
Year 5 and 6 children have the option of visiting the canteen at playtime to purchase a snack or they can bring in a healthy snack from home. 
Live Kitchen
Don’t forget to order your child’s school meal for the day/week/term online at
Milk & Water Bottles
All children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle with a secure lid, preferably pull-top, to consume in class. Milk is also available to order from the main office.
Espresso is a safe and secure search engine and a wonderful educational resource for children to use at home.  As a school we have full access to this resource.  If you would like to use this at home the website address is: User name: student22154 Password: beaver
Homework will be set related to the area of learning your child is studying in class. Homework is set on a Friday and handed in on a Wednesday. Please support your child to return the work on time.
We actively encourage children to read daily, as well as frequently practice their Spellings, Times Tables & Rapid Recall step.
Dates for your diary
Year 5 residential – Date TBC Peat Rigg
Year 5 visit to Jodrell Bank – 04/11/16
Year 6 residential – Ghyll Head Date: 09/06/16 or 16/06/16
Year 6 visit to Lyme Park – 2/11/16 – 6B             3/11/16 – 6H             4/11/16 – 6C
School photographs – 08/11/16
Parents evening 05/12/16 – 3.45 – 7.30
Parents evening 06/12/16 – 3.45 – 6.00
Due to health and safety, showcases will commence once the building work has been completed.

Finally, please keep up to date with your child’s learning adventures by following year 5 and 6 twitter and the year 5 and 6 pages on the school website. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Byrne – Assistant Headteacher Yr 5 and 6