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DOWNSELL PRIMARY SCHOOL

YEAR 5 NEWSLETTER AUTUMN TERM 2014



Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to Year 5. We are looking forward to working in partnership with you
this year.













Attendance
School starts at 8:55 a.m. and finishes at 3:20 p.m. Please make sure your child
attends school regularly and is punctual. If your child is absent from school, please
telephone the school on 020 8556 0103 giving a reason for their
absence and provide a note on their return to school.


P.E.
P.E. is on a Thursday for Year 5. Children must remember to bring their P.E. kit
which includes:
NAVY BLUE OR BLACK shorts or tracksuit bottoms
PLAIN WHITE T-shirt
PLIMSOLLS or TRAINERS

The Year 5 Teachers are:
Class 16 Miss. Barrett

Class 17 Mr Rahman

Class 18 Mr Rasem

Supporting Year 5 this year are: Mrs Hylton, Mrs Timms, Mrs Londo,
Mrs Imbert(Teaching Assistants) and Karen Britton (Learning Mentor).
Ms Jean is Head of Year in Year 5.
ALL YOUR CHILDS CLOTHING SHOULD BE NAMED (including their school
uniform) AND IN A BAG. Book bags are available from the School Uniform Shop,
which is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m.
until 10:00 a.m.


Curriculum
Our topics for this term are:
Personal, Social, and Health Education/Enabling Enterprise
History Ancient Greece
Science Properties and Changes of Materials
R.E Islam (the Hajj), Christianity: Christians & the
World
D & T Pitta Bread Design & Making
P.E. Basketball/Gymnastics
Maths Multiplication, Division, Shape and Space, Measures, Problem
Solving, Addition, Subtraction (Maths Makes Sense).
English Fiction (Significant Authors), Instructions, Recount, Poetry
Art Pottery (Containers)
Computing We Are Architects


Behaviour
Good behaviour and work is rewarded by gaining points through the HOUSE
SYSTEM which is in place across the whole school. Every child belongs to a
particular house.
Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated at any time and will be recorded on
a referral slip. If your child receives three of these referrals in a week, you will
be asked to come to school to discuss the problem.


Trips
There are no planned trips during this term but you will be receiving information in
due course about our residential trip for Year 5 to Kingswood Adventure Centre in
Ashford, Kent during the Spring Term.



Reading/Library Books
Reading books are changed weekly. Please write comments in the reading record
books if you wish concerning your childs reading at home. Ensure all
books are kept in the book bag and that they are returned to school
regularly. All library books must be returned on time and we would like
to remind you that damaged books will incur a fine, usually the full cost of
the book.


Homework
Children will be given homework on a Friday, to be
returned by the following Wednesday. All homework must
be returned on the named day. Children are also
required to learn their times tables and spellings at home
when requested to do so.

Information relating to various after school clubs will be shared with you as it
becomes available.

We thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,


Ms Jean



Miss Barrett Mr.Rahman Mr Rasem