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Welcome to Lime Class

Lime Class is an exciting place to learn. Our Year 5 pupils know that we have a responsibility to be outstanding role models to our younger pupils in school and we have started as we mean to go on, trying our hardest to ensure that we are positive, well-mannered and enthusiastic about our learning.

In Lime Class, our aim is to build a strong community of independent learners who will shout proudly ‘I CAN DO IT!’ With encouragement from school and at home, your child will learn to be a highly-motivated, problem solving, confident pupil who can make the right choices to reach his/her full potential. We will travel far on our learning journey this year. There will be lots of new topics and opportunities to learn, both inside and outside of the classroom and along the way, your child’s achievements will be rewarded and celebrated.

Our Class Teacher, Mr McCann, and our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Ellis and Miss Langmaid are working together to ensure that the pupils in our Lime ‘classroom family’ attend school regularly, are happy and are ready to learn. With the support of parents and carers, our children will make the best possible progress in their education and will develop a lifelong love of learning.

 P.E.

This term, P.E. will be inside on a Monday and outdoor on a Friday.  

P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum, all children must take part and, for Health and Safety reasons, a P.E kit must be worn. Occasionally your child may need a P.E. kit for other activities, so it's best to have it in school every day just in case!

Our Indoor PE and Games Skills kit consists of:

black shorts and royal blue and black PE shirt with school logo. Children do indoor PE in bare feet. Plimsolls can be worn but not for gymnastics.

Outdoor PE and Games Skills kit consists of:

the same as our indoor kit, but trainers may be worn. It is advisable to have a dark coloured tracksuit and/or sweatshirt to wear outdoors when it is cold. Sun hats are needed in the summer months.

Please remember that all jewellery must be removed; if earrings cannot be removed, they must be covered with a plaster which should be supplied from home. Long hair will need to be tied back.

 

PBL (Project Based Learning)

Which would you rather? The Shang Dynasty started nearly 4000 years ago with the coronation of emperor King Tang setting the scene for a far more peaceful China. Today, China is a powerhouse in the world of business but still manages to retain much of its wonderful cultural heritage. Our class book last term was "The Firework Maker's Daughter" by Phillip Pullman had strong Chinese connections and we used the idea of the coronation of the emperor and a firework display to help write our class newspaper. This term we're looking at the traditional tale of Five (or Seven) Chinese brothers to help us create a puppet show, 

As always, your child needs to bring his/her reading record and book in to school every day and he/she is expected to have his/her record signed by an adult from home at least three times per week.

HOMEWORK

If you or your child's older sibling would like to help your child with his/her homework, please do but remember it is your child's work and you are only there to assist!

Spellings - each week your child will work on a specific page in their spelling rule workbook. This page should be completed at home and the spelling rule and words should be learnt for the following week. In addition, the common exception words should also be learnt at home. 

Maths homework is usually set each week and is to be handed in the following Wednesday. Mrs Reddish has an informal homework club on a Monday lunchtime for anyone who needs a bit of support with their homework. 

I am delighted to be Lime Class Teacher; I am enthusiastic about the year ahead and look forward to meeting all our new families. 

If you have any issues you would like to discuss with me, please either speak to a member of staff in the School Office to make an appointment or alternatively please message me using class dojo.

Best Wishes,

Mr McCann

 

 

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