Welcome to Year 5
P.E will take place on Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable footwear in a bag
Homework will be set on Friday each week. Your child will bring home a grid with six tasks, which they can complete in any order. One task per week should be completed and returned to school on Tuesday.
Spellings will be given out on Mondays and tested on the Friday. The children will have a set to take home and practise and a set to learn in school. Your child’s spellings will be tailored to their individual needs and should be practised in sentences to ensure the meaning is understood.
Reading is invaluable to develop your child’s knowledge of the world, imagination, vocabulary, understanding of punctuation and lots more. It is therefore advisable that they read for twenty minutes at least five evenings. Even though your child is older and may be a fluent reader it is still important that they read to an adult and discuss the themes and characters of the book. Please sign your child’s reading log at least five times per week. Your child will be allotted a day when their reading journal will be checked.
Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of athletes and those who have given their lives in wars and combat including soldiers.
Saint Sebastian's feast day is celebrated on 20th January.
A Prayer to Saint Sebastian
Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a solder of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. so another means to kill you was chose and you gave your life to the Lord. May soldiers be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been.
Stockport Air Raid Shelter
Year five performed an excellent assembly for Armistice Day, allowing us all to remember those who died in the first world war and conflicts since. The children also informed us about the meaning of wearing a poppy and local heroes.