Year 5

Children are encouraged to bring in fruit for the morning break.  The fruit scheme for Nursery to Year 2 cannot under current rules be extended to year 3 and above.

Home Reading diaries every day.  Parents are asked to record their comments on their child’s reading progress in partnership with school.  Homework in Mathematics and English is set. The children are expected to be responsible for ensuring their homework is completed as part of their preparation for Secondary school.

School starts at 9am and the school bell will ring at 8.55am by which time you should be in the playground ready to start school.  Lateness is not acceptable without a sound reason.  Year one line up in the key stage one playground.  Uniform is part of the school ethos and is expected to be worn (details on our web)

Contacting teachers.  Trying to talk to the class teacher in the morning simply halts a calm start to the day.  If you need to talk urgently go to the office where they can pass on urgent messages.  Do ask to talk to teachers at the end of the day, e mail the school or hand them a note in the morning.  If there is a difficulty they will contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Trips.  Local area trips where the children might walk down the library will not need your permission.  Travelling  further a field or with transport will require your permission.  Obviously we have to charge (Charging Policy is on our web) but we always aim to keep costs down and we can on many occasions reduce costs by subsidising some trips.

If you are asking someone else to collect you child at the end of the day we must have a letter or an e mail to confirm who this is with.  We will not let children leave without permission in writing.  If this is a regular occurence one letter with details will suffice.

School Journeys

BP takes year five and six to Plas Menai in Wales.  Go to our news pages and school journey page for posts on our pupils at the National Watersports Centre of Wales, Plas Menai.  They take part in a whole range of watersport activities under expert tuition.  Its great fun in a safe environment.

Suddenly pupils who perhaps do not shine in traditional sports discover capabilities they did not realise they ever had.  Watching eight pupils sailing a 30 ft keel boat is a joy to observe, totally confident in their abilities and un-afraid to try something different.  This is what BP school journeys are about.

Programming in IT

Using a programme called Kodu our year 5 children have been creating interactive games.  Using a mixture of pre formed games events and learning to create new events our pupils have been able to understand the principles of programming.  Not only year 5 will work on this area but our year 3, 4 and 6 children at both basic and advanced levels.  Here a gallery of the children in action.  Click on any picture and use the arrows to move around the images.

Year 5 at Work

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