WHITECOTES PRIMARY & NURSERY ACADEMY

Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ

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01246 234381

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info@whitecotes.derbyshire.sch.uk

Class 6

Welcome to the Fantabulous Fives !

This year your child will be supported, nurtured, educated and entertained by the Miss Hall, Mrs Preston and Mrs Gilbert.  Mrs Mills will also be delivering feedback time and extra Maths sessions.  We will be exploring a range of exciting topics this academic year including: Darwin's Delights, Pharaohs, Stargazers, Off with her Head, Allotment and Scream Machine.  This term our 30 super stars will be focusing on Darwin's Delights. We will be researching about Charles Darwin, exploring the Galapagos Islands and how animals adapt to their environment.  Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years, it's a scary thought!  Ready to trace the origin of species? Let's set sail!    

Our Classroom...

Things to Remember:

  • Reading books and PE kits must be in school every day.
  • Monday new homework handed out.
  • Monday spelling test.
  • Monday Maths homework checked.
  • Friday topic homework celebration.
  • Label all personal belongings

ATTENDANCE is the key to your child’s success and happiness at school. Please support us in our bid for high attendance and punctuality.

Expectations in Year 5

Y5 will have weekly year group spellings to learn at home, these will be explored together throughout the week in our class time and tested on a Monday. 

Please ensure your child is practising their times tables at home to develop their fluency.  They will also receive a weekly Maths skills check to be completed by Monday.

Ideas for topic homework will be shared at the start of each new term and celebrated each Friday in class.

Please support your child to develop their comprehension skills by READING with them at least 3 times per week.

Physical Education

PE is a statutory requirement. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; Navy shorts, white t-shirt and trainers. Children will be expected to participate in outdoor PE lessons during all seasons, so they will need to bring appropriate clothing to keep warm; black or blue tracksuits are acceptable. All jewellery must be removed before PE lessons, if children wear earrings, they must be able to remove them for PE. Children with long hair must tie it back.  PE kits MUST be in school everyday as our curriculum takes a flexible approach and interlinks with physical activity.

Pen Licence

Children who are fluently joining their writing and are forming their letters accurately with receive a pen licence. Any writing your child does at home, please encourage them to write joined up.

Autumn 1 Darwin's Delights

Coming soon...

Year 5 Newsletter

Year 5 Homework Ideas

Year 5 Summer Timetable

Year 5 Spelling List