Grenoside Community Primary School
Welcome to Year 5 and 6. The class teachers are Mr Tuffin (Y6PT), Mr Greenwood (Y5/6DG), Miss Ellison (Y5AE) and Mrs Wilkinson supported by Mr Vincent and Ms Copley.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and hope you will both enjoy and make the most of your time in Year 5 or 6.
This year our topics will be…
Apart from the residential visits, we have planned a variety of visits - including professionals coming into school - to enhance our curriculum. These do incur a cost (we anticipate that to be around £20 for this year), however, if we are unable to collect enough funds to support them, events will have to be cancelled.
On Mondays, your child will receive a set of spellings to learn. Knowledge of spellings will usually be tested on Friday. Times tables and the accompanying division facts are an important cornerstone of maths work too, so your child may be asked to learn these if they do not demonstrate good knowledge of them in class. Optional written pieces of homework (English, Maths, Science or Topic) are available on the Challenge Sheet available from the school website.
Mr Tuffin –Tuesday, Friday
Mr Greenwood - Monday, Thursday
Miss Ellison - Wednesday, Friday
Although please be advised that we recommend children should have their PE kits with them every day for all eventualities. P.E. kits include a white T-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. Navy jogging bottoms can be worn for outdoor sessions in winter. All jewellery should be removed by children themselves. If the child cannot remove their own earrings, then they must be wearing simple studs which they are responsible for taping up themselves with their own supply of micropore tape.
In Year 5 and Year 6, we strongly believe in the importance of regular reading at home, as a child’s ability to read impacts on all areas of learning. We would therefore like you to encourage your child to read on a daily basis (where possible!) for a short time. This can be their school reading or library book or reading matter of your child’s choice, including magazines. In fact, the greater the range of reading materials, the better!
At school, reading forms an integral part of most lessons. Children will read aloud to their class teacher as part of a reading session in class. When possible, children will also have the opportunity to read to other adults individually. If you would be willing to listen to children read or could volunteer in any other way, please contact us.
Families - if you have anything you would like to speak to us about, we will usually be available at the end of the day in the playground, either for a brief discussion or to make an appointment to speak at another time.