Thank you so much for your support!
A huge thank you to all the children (70%) who brought back their half term homework, WELL DONE.
Hopefully everyone will remember to return their spelling sheet this Friday. Thank you for helping your child to learn their new words. Can I please ask that all children return their spelling sheets, completed, on a Friday.
Please can we also have a huge push on their times table. It is evident that there are still a considerable number of children who are not fluent in their times tables, despite the fact they are expected to know all 12 times tables by the end of year 4. All children can now access Times Tables Rockstars from home. This is a Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
Please find attached a link to an article on 'The Importance of Memorising the Times Tables.'
Did your child bring home the following this week?
If not please ask them about it.
Jaguar's visiting Burnley Football Club
Welcome to Year 5
The Year 5 team consists of Mrs Maguire and Mrs Catlow.
Can I take this opportunity to say hello to all parents and guardians of year 5 Jaguars. I am sure you are curious to know a little about me and how I have come to be teaching Year 5 Jaguars.
I have been a secondary science school teacher for 19 years, with experience of teaching across four key-stages and several roles in middle-management. As you know, from the letter that was sent home, I was due to join the school in September 2018 and was pleasantly surprised when Mr Crook asked me to join them earlier then expected. I felt the time was right for a fresh challenge and desire to nurture and develop my own class led me to seek employment in primary teaching.
During my time at three local secondary establishments I have gained invaluable experience in teaching and learning strategies generic to all key-stages. At the heart of my teaching are the emotional and social needs of all students as well as their educational needs. I have high expectations for myself and the children and a strong commitment to raising achievement. I feel it is vital we have a strong home-school partnership, between myself and you as parents/guardians, if we are to see our children reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to talk to me.
Please keep checking our pages regularly for stories and photos of our amazing work as we would like share our exciting learning journey with you! You will also find links to some useful websites and games for you and your child.
Our themes will change half termly and our Science, Art, DT, History, Geography and Computing will be taught through our cross curricular theme.
English, Maths, Handwriting, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are taught daily.
Banded books will be changed as and when required, these books will be at the level your child is reading at. You can help your child by reading with them and asking them about what is happening in the book.
Please practice times tables and mental calculations at home with your child, this will help them as your child progresses in their mathematical learning.
This year the children will have their own targets in their books and we will be helping our children work towards and through their targets in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
Our PE days are Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoon - please make sure your child has their P.E t-shirt, shorts and black pumps for this.
Homework will go home on a Friday and please ensure that your child practices their timetables and spelling regularly ready for the following Friday.
Children need to have their reading bags in school everyday. It is important you read with your child daily and sign their reading diary.
I would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to teaching your child over the year.
If there is anything that you would like to ask or any concerns you may have, please feel free to see me, Mrs Maguire, after school.
Year 5 are going to reach for the stars! They will be brave, work hard and be who they are meant to be.