I would like to thank you today for 3 things:
1. Thank you for the contributions to the cup cakes last week. It helped a lot to support the charity we support by selling it at the Summer Mela.
2. Thank you for the party ‘stuff’ today – for our class party. Like always, we could count on you.
3. Thank you for being FANTASTIC Parents throughout the year. It’s been WONDERFUL to work with Parents like you, being very supportive in everything and your child’s progress as well.
I wish you the very best for the future with your child and hope they will exceed all your expectations – by hard work and studies. It would be great to drop by on the blog – as time goes on – to let me know how they are doing in their future school career.
About our trip of yesterday to Bletchley Park.
Thank you to all Parents for paying for your child to go on this WONDERFUL trip. We all enjoyed it and we had a wonderful time during our lunch break – with the lovely weather. Please see the entry with some photos. I hope you will find some time to go back with your child – and the rest of the family to visit the rest of Bletchley Park. We haven’t even covered nearly 1/4 of what is available. The place has a rich history and it’s a must-visit with wonderful spaces for a lovely picnic.
Our Assembly: Firstly I would like to thank you for many Parents who took time out to come and enjoy our WW2-Assembly. It was fantastic to see so many Y5 Parents attending and sharing the joy, excitement and our children’s success with us.
Thank you to your child. They all worked VERY hard. They knew their lines/moves and roles. Whatever part of the bigger puzzle they had, they did it BRILLIANTLY! You can be VERY proud of your child. The effect I wanted to create was ONLY possible with them co-operating and taking part with a positive attitude. It was HARD work for all of us, but it was WORTH it. Please thank your child and praise them for doing their ‘bit’, however small it was. We all worked and built on a puzzle and all the pieces fit in perfectly! I am VERY proud of our Y5’s. I wanted the BEST for them and they’ve been THE BEST! THANK YOU! Mrs Vanxxx
Summer 1 – update
We have a lovely trip coming up booked for Friday 7th June – we will be visiting Bletchley Park and our curriculum link is WW2. We will appreciate your contribution of £11 and children will need a packed lunch for the day. Please return the reply slips as soon as possible.
Our year group Assembly: Rescheduled and now: Friday 17th May at 14:35.
Thank you for your kind support.
Spring update March 2013: Parents Evening – week commencing 18th March
Dear Parents and Carers
Parents who need translators: Please make an appointment on the day only for Parents who need translators. Parents who need translators will not have their appointment with other Parents. We have in our class about 4 Parents who will have to need an appointment on a different day. Thank you for your understanding.
The Appointment list will go up outside our classroom on Monday 11th March for appointments on Tuesday 19th March and Friday 22nd March. Appointments will only be a 5 minute appointment and Parents who need a longer appointment will need to make a second appointment for a different day. You will also be notified via your child if you need a longer appointment, so we can arrange another day, other than the two days given. [That means that you will not need to come on these two days as well. You will get a note from your child about the ‘longer’ appointment. Thank you for your understanding.
Appointments: Tuesday 19/3/2013
3:50 Harveen S
3:55 Harveen D
4:10 Simranjit B
Wednesday 27th March 2013
3:45 Aviraj S
I do look forward to seeing you
Dear Parents and Carers
Parents Evening[s] update
Thank you for wonderful Parents. It is GREAT to have fantastic Parents – like you – in our community. I have met Parents that really care about their children and their progress. All Parents have now a ‘report’ about their child’s levels and Targets. Parents also know that their children are expected to do well and to learn to the best of their ability. As and when necessary, low-level issues are being dealt with in a positive way, so all children can benefit and be allowed to learn in a positive environment. All our Y5’s want to do really well and put in a lot of effort from their side to make good progress. They are well-motivated and they are determined to learn. So… no one can stop them! Some have decided to leave Y5 with a level 5B ! Wow, that is fantastic! So, hard work and determination…will pay off!
Children do have now an interactive link on Spelling City to practise their spellings online. Please allow them do practise it, there is a certificate they can print off too – if they do well. – please see the note on the homework page with the spelling link too.
Their sentences: ANY ten words, in good quality writing, using Alan Peat type of sentences.
READING – Level 4C and above – 1x per week collect a signature from your Parent in your reading record book.
Level 3B and 3A readers: – collect 3x per week a signature for reading in your reading record book
All other levels – 4 signatures per week for reading in your reading record book.
Thank you very much!
For the week ending 16/11 – the following children didn’t bring their reading books into school in order to get it changed: Keerat, Harnoor, Kuljit, Ruben, Balraj and Avneet. Half of the class didn’t read to Parents the past week, which is sad news. I also do apologise [note in their books too] for not having homework marked, it was a rough week with two PE’s ending up very late, but their work will get marked next week.
Future Parents Evenings: Parents who need translators: Appointments will be made on a different day, other than the normal Parents Evening night. Thank you for the patience you had with us with our Parents who needed translators.
For birthdays – please remember that we are a healthy school and we can not accept any sweets/chocolates/cakes/crisps/etc. for the class to celebrate a birthday. It must be something healthy, e.g. fruit. Thank you for your understanding.
Tuesday 13/11 update:
Parents’ appointments for Wednesday and Thursday
Kuljit – 3:40
Harshaan – 3:50
Anaya – 4:00
Harnoor – 4:10
Aviraj S – 4:20
Gurjoth – 4:30
Navkiran – 4:50
Komal – 5:00
Jeevan – 5:10
Parampreet – 5:20
Shivam – 5:30
Jiovanni’s Dad – 5:40
Amrit – 5:50
Simranjit B – 3:40
Taljot – 3:50
Jiovanni’s Mum – 4:00
Simranjit K – 4:10
Sukhman – 4:20
Balraj – 4:30
Harveen S – 4:40
Harveen D -4:50
Kiran – 5:00
Krish – 5:10
Gursimran – 5:30
Avneet – 5:40
Priya – 5:50
Update: November 2012
Parents Evening – Wednesday 14th Nov and Thursday 15th Nov
I do look forward to meeting you all in person this week. Please read the messages in your child’s yellow Reading Record book. Children need to read to Parents – the more the better! Level 4 C [and above]-readers – at least 1x per week and we need one signature in the Reading Record book, if more, that’s even better! Level 3A and 3B = three times per week – collecting 3 separate signatures. All other readers – four times per week, collecting four separate signatures. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. Mrs V
New Menu for our children during lunch times- see the document.
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Dear Parents of Y5
Firstly, I would like to ‘Welcome’ you to Year 5 and hope you will have a positive experience in Y5 – to you as Parent, but first and foremost, to your child. Your child takes priority in Y5V and therefore, it would be expected that you, as Parent, should support the school at home in your child’s learning, in order for your child to make really good progress.
It is fantastic to get letters from children by the end of the year, knowing what’s been written in those letters/cards, comes from the bottom of their hearts. Messages like: ‘You always made me want to learn!’ [Trishna and Sharon] As a teacher, you also know that children can only give you notes like those, if you put every effort in to make the learning experience a positive experience for them.
For any teacher to be able to do it, you need Parents! Parents are working together with the Teacher and these letters are therefore also ‘addressed’ to Parents. The school can not function without the Partnership of the Parent.
To start our Partnership, I would like to ask you the following:
1. Your child needs to do her/his homework on a weekly basis. Homework goes out once per week and children have a fixed day to return their homework, which is Tuesdays. Please sign your child’s homework as a sign that you’ve checked it and that you are happy with it.
2. Your child needs to read 3x per week from his/her stage book and the Reading Record book needs to be signed. It will be helpful if you can leave a very short comment about your child’s reading, e.g. Ruben read fluently, but struggled with ‘hippopotamus’.
3. Please ensure your child is at school every single day! It is crucial for your child to learn and be at school in order to know what we are doing and make good progress throughout the year. Traffic can sometimes be a nightmare, but please make sure that your child arrives on time for a good start of the day.
4. Your child also needs a good night sleep! Children in Y5 should get at least a good sleep of about 9 hours.
5. With a good night’s sleep, goes a good balanced breakfast. For your child to concentrate in class and to be able to pay good attention, it is important to have that balanced breakfast.
Thank you for your support. More will be added to this. Please feel free to make an appointment for any Wednesday/Thursday after school. Friday afternoon is my club-afternoon, other days are meeting-days. Thank you for your understanding.