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Year 5

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Welcome Year 5


Hello Year 5,


Welcome to Year 5 and a brand new school year. We will have a busy and challenging year but a lot of fun along the way.   Over the summer we hope that you have had a fun-filled time with family and friends. 


With regard to swimming lessons, Penguins and half of the Eagles will be swimming the first half of this academic year.  Your first swimming lesson is on Monday 9 September and you will swim every Monday afternoon from this date. It is essential that you bring in your kit each week.  This includes a swimming costume for girls and swimming trunks/shorts for boys, a towel and a bag to keep your kit in. A swimming hat is required for those with long hair.   Please also make sure that jewellery is not worn on this day, including watches and earrings, as you are not allowed to wear such items during swimming lessons.  Owls and the rest of the Eagles will have their swimming lessons during the second half of this year (half way through February) every Monday morning.  You will be given more information about this nearer the time.


During the year, continue to practise your times tables and spellings each week and continue to use the Mathletics, Bug Club and ‘Times Table Rockstars’ websites.  We have also introduced some new resources to support you this year.  They will help you to understand a wide variety of new vocabulary that you are learning in your lessons.  Please read and discuss the knowledge mats and vocabulary lists throughout the year.


We look forward to an exciting year,


Mr Mitchell, Mrs Dowlut and Miss Lusher