Welcome to the Walnut Class page!
Teacher: Mrs Dickinson
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lockyer and Miss Woods
Walnut is a Year 5 class at St James Church School
Welcome and thank you for visiting our class page.
We hope you had a lovely May half term and welcome you back to the last term of the academic year. We are excited to continue with our topic and for the trips we have planned. We would like to remind you of the behaviour , attendance reading incentives which will take place at the end of this term. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of the Year 5 team- the door is always open. Thank you for your ongoing support.
Walnut Class will have PE and forest school every other week this half term (starting with PE on 5.6.19). Please ensure your child has the correct kit for both lessons including appropriate footwear. Now the weather is getting warmer, please provide a sun hat, sun cream and extra drink if it is necessary. If your child does not have the appropriate kit for these lessons, they will NOT participate.
Dates to remember this term
Monday 3rd June- INSET (no school for children)
Tuesday 4th June- Year 5 willow workshops
Tuesday 11th June- trip to Ashford Water Treatment Works
Wednesday 12th June- class photos
Tuesday 25th June- 2nd trip to Ashford (shelter building)
Thursday 27th June- Summer Fair
W/C 8th July- Art week
Thursday 11th July- Art exhibition (in the hall from 3pm)
Monday 22nd July- Talent Show
Tuesday 23rd July- Year 6 leavers service and last day of term
Homework each week will continue to comprise of reading, practising of times tables and spellings. One additional piece of homework will also be sent home each week e.g. maths. All homework needs to be completed and handed in each Monday. Please pop in to see me if you need any support with homework as it is an important part of your child's learning.
All pupils have been set a termly points target on Accelerated Reader and they earn points each time they pass a quiz at school. Any support that can be given at home with reading is incredibly beneficial - reading together daily, discussing new vocabulary as well as making trips to the library all help. For those children that meet their target, a reading reward will take place at the end of the term.
Spellings will be given to the children every week on a Tuesday with a test taking place on the following Monday. They will also be given a weekly activity to help them to learn the pattern. In addition to this, each child is working towards their Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum spelling awards which are tested every few weeks.
Times tables are practised daily in school and tested on a Monday. Any practice at home will really help to develop maths skills. There are many website and apps to support learning in this area. Each child has now been set up with a Times Table Rockstar login, which is an interactive game that helps with the recall of their times tables.