Welcome to Rhino Class!
My name is Mrs Hyde and I'm really looking forward to starting off another amazing year at Barley Close! In my spare time I like to read and bake - recommendations for either will be greatly appreciated! Mrs Williams, Mrs Spindler and Mrs Baker Haynes will be our teaching assistants this year and we're all excited to be working with the wonderful Rhino Class!
I can't wait to get to know you all properly and to begin learning together. We have lots of things to learn this year - the children will study maths, English, guided reading, spelling and grammar (GPS), creative topics, science, PE, swimming and RE. They will also do French and PSHE on a Tuesday afternoon. We are aiming to go on several trips this year, the first of which will be Term 1, Week 3!
We are all looking forward to getting to know the children and their families throughout the year. Please feel free to send in notes and I will send a reply at the end of the day if one is needed. See me at the end of the day if you'd like to arrange a meeting, or just to chat about something.
In term 1, we will swim on a Monday and do outdoor PE on a Thursday. Please make sure that your children have appropriate kit, including trainers for outdoors as daps are not suitable for the field.
Remember that there should be no jewellery for either of these sessions. If your child wears earrings and cannot remove them by themselves, can you please ensure that you take them out before school.
New spellings will be sent out on a Friday in spelling books. Please practise these with your children, we will also practise them at school during the week.
The previous weeks' spellings will be tested on Fridays.
What a lovely week we've had in Rhino class! We have worked on our persuasive skills in English, number and place value in maths (using the least tuneful rap in the world). We have also continued researching Sutton Hoo and spoken a lot about how we can be better learners, using purple learning. We also had a very mature discussion in RE about different views about religion. We have started our TTrockstars for this year. I will give out the children's new logins next Friday during computing, so that they can practise these at home. I'm looking forward to finding out who our new Rock Legends are!!
Next week, we will have our trip to St Fagan's on Tuesday. Please make sure you remember your lunch, a raincoat and sensible shoes. We will be writing from the perspective of an Iron Age child in English, in Maths we enter our final week of working on Number and Place Value and we will be doing some extra research in Creative to support our writing. On Friday, children are able to wear their jeans to school, in return for a small donation, to raise money for 'Jeans for Genes'.
Wow! What an amazing first week of Year 5 the remarkable Rhino class have had! It has been lovely beginning to get to know the children. We have also achieved a lot in week one - in English, we started work on our unit based around the book 'How to Live Forever', in Maths we concentrated on place value up to 1 000 000 and we have also done lots of work on our new creative topic - The Anglo-Saxons.
Next week, we will be continuing with the same topics in maths and English and thinking about how we can be better learners now that we are in Year 5. Also on Wednesday will be an opportunity for you to Meet the Teacher. I will be in our classroom between 15:30 and 16:30. It would be lovely to meet lots of you and for you to see your child's classroom.
This week's talk topic is the first day of school.