Welcome to Hamptworth class
Teachers: Miss Alice Bignell and Mrs Cathryn Malmberg
TAs: Mrs Sue Wheeler-Osman, Mrs Emma Coleman and Miss Laura Zanetti
Hamptworth Class proudly sponsors the Snow Leopards of the Himalayas!
We are certified Snow Leopard protectors. We are helping to prevent population decline as well as the destruction of their habitats and food sources.
Term 5 - Forceful Fairgrounds!
This term's curriculum letter - feel free to download this for your own records.
End of Year 5 Expectations; Parent Leaflet - Year 5.pdf
Please remind yourselves of our home learning expectations below!
Reading - All Year 5 children are expected to read their own choice of book independently (and regularly to an adult) a minimum of three times each week. Most children choose to read daily! Copies of 'First News' are available in school to borrow and via First News iHub. We also encourage membership of the local libraries and use of the school library.
They should record the pages read in the homework diary and get an adult to sign/vouch for each week.
Children will be assigned a Guided Reading book which they will need to read a portion of each week and answer comprehension questions which will then be discussed the week after. Their Guided Reading activities are stored in a named plastic folder.
Organisation - All Year 5 children are expected to have their green 'Reading, Spelling and Homework Diary' in class daily. The children have two dark blue books for both home learning (large) and guided reading (small). We recommend they also use a document folder or suitable book bag to help with organisation.
Classroom - All children should have a clean water bottle in school. It is preferable that children have a reusable, washable water bottle.
Pencil cases and personal stationary items are allowed in class on Fridays only but should stay at home for the rest of the week. 'Squishies' are permitted on Friday afternoons provided they are suitable - no balls are permitted in the classroom no matter how 'squishy' due to the presence of the fish tank.
Please note that any personal items of monetary or emotional value must be checked in at the office if for any reason they must be at school.
PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons. Kit should be washed at least once a week. It is ideal if the children have two pairs of socks so they do not have to re-use the same pair of socks for both lessons.
Children should expect timetable changes, extra practice sessions and clubs – so should HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY. Each Monday make sure your child has the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead. Children that do not have the correct kit will receive a tally and this will be carefully monitored in case of 'repeat offenders.' Spare kit is very limited.
Mouth guards should be regularly brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove any built-up debris, before rinsing in hot water. The case should also be cleaned regularly.
Homework This Week!
For Half Term, please ensure you are up to date with all of the homework that has been set recently. These are your non-negotiable deadlines:
Your Guided Reading questions which are outlined below in orange.
Thursday 7th June: Miss Morland's Arithmetic Test 5
Tuesday 12th June: Mrs Malmberg's Spellings (Minimum one suitcase including mistakes from previous assessment)
And... The History Project which is due 11th June.
Children who have not done their homework will have to complete it during break or lunch time on the day that it was due in the form of Homework Club. A minimum 7 days is given to complete any and all homework.
Spelling Suitcases: One suitcase every week, plus corrections.
Read to an adult at least three times a week!
A note on homework: Please ensure your child has a suitable blue pen to write their homework with in accordance with school policy. Typed homework is perfectly acceptable provided it is organic (ie, not copied and pasted) The expectation of the standard of homework is the same as that at school.
Arowanas: Mondays, 5th set of questions for Kensuke's Kingdom.
Stingrays: Wednesdays, 4th set of questions for The Butterfly Lion
Bettas: Thursdays, 3rd set of questions for The Firework Maker's Daughter.
Sharks: Fridays, 2nd set of questions for Stig of the Dump.
If your child shares a book at the moment it is their duty to ensure they have either passed on the book at a suitable time during the week, OR have a photocopy of the relevant pages. I will very happily do this for them or an available prefect. It is the responsibility of the child to ensure they have what they need in this case. There will be additional books available after half term due to ongoing library improvements.
FAQ: Miss Morland's 15 min Arithmetic Challenge for every Thursday.
(NB: It is not an expectation that the children are able to complete this work. It is the beginning of Year 6 and SATs preparation as we come into the summer term. They must have a minimum 15 minute go at it.)
If you are not in on a Thursday for whatever reason the Arithmetic Test for the week is always pinned up on our Maths Working Wall.
We are taking part in the Primary Scratch Jam 2018 at Trafalgar School!
Further details: https://sites.google.com/trafalgar.wilts.sch.uk/scratchjam2017/home
WHAT: Create something on Scratch that shows off your creativity and coding skills.
There are no rules other than that your creation must include each of the four areas of coding; variables, input/output, loops and decisions.
We will be having our first 'heats' in March but this is an excellent opportunity for your child to start designing and experimenting with different builds.
This Term; Important Dates and Events!