Welcome to Class 5!
“I am really delighted to have the opportunity to work with everyone at Yorkley School. I have been a teacher for 15 years working in the Forest of Dean and abroad in Qatar. I truly believe all children can achieve amazing things by having determination and enthusiasm. I have experience of teaching all year groups and can’t wait to start working with my new class. I have three children, Adam (aged 9) Anna (aged 6) and Noah (aged 3). I love spending time with my family and we all enjoy being out and about in the forest walking and cycling. Looking forward to meeting everyone soon”. Mrs Smith
Class 5 privileges:
In Class 5, children take on many responsibilities at school and, in return, have many privileges. Therefore, as the oldest children in the school, they are expected to act as role-models to the other pupils.
Children are allowed to bring in one pencil case; they may wish to bring some of the following items: pens, pencils, coloured pencils, gel/felt pens, highlighters, sharpeners, rubbers, whiteboard pens and rulers. Resources are available in the classroom for those children who are unable to/prefer not to have their own pencil case.
Each week, your child will receive a piece of English and/or Maths homework. Children are usually given a week to complete their homework (the submission date is recorded on the activity). Children are also encouraged to carry out research to support their learning in current and upcoming topics.
Children are also encouraged to read regularly. In Class 5, children are allowed to write their own comments in their reading records, but parents can also write comments about their child’s reading. Children are allowed to bring in books from home to read during registration time, however, these must be suitable for school and must challenge/help to improve your child’s reading ability. The school library is also available for children to use and has a wide range of books to choose from.
Children will have PE twice a week and it is important that they wear a suitable PE kit (white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and trainers/daps). Children are encouraged to leave their PE kits at school; they can be left on pegs or in their lockers in the classroom. Please remember to label all items of clothing as it is difficult to return lost items to their owners when they are unnamed! Class 5 children will also need to bring in their swimming kits every Thursday in the Autumn term.
Thank you! If you have any questions, please ask.
Mrs Smith (Class Teacher)
Miss Newbery, Mrs. Roberts, Miss Levett (Teaching Assistants)