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Spring 1


Welcome back after the half term holidays!


Swimming lessons

Excitingly, 5JS will be starting their swimming lessons on a Tuesday morning from January to March as part of their National Curriculum work in Physical Education during Spring 1.




The children will need to bring:

  • suitable swimwear (a one piece swimsuit for girls and trunks for boys - shorts must be above the knee)
  • a towel
  • any child with chin length hair will need to wear a swimming cap
  • no jewellery is to be worn
  • no nail polish to be worn on hands or feet
  • no swimming goggles unless school receives a letter from parents giving permission for their child to wear them and stating the specific medical reason
  • If your child needs an asthma inhaler, this must be provided to be taken to the swimming baths

Summer 1


The teacher and teaching assistant of 5JS this year is Miss Scrivner and Mrs Fox.




P.E will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Children are therefore expected to have with them; a white tee shirt, navy shorts and pumps for their P.E session.



Homework will be sent out on a Friday and will usually include spellings and piece of maths or literacy. The children are also expected to read at home regularly. The homework due in date is a Wednesday. The children can attend Homework Club which takes place on a Tuesday.



Please could you ensure your child has their book and reading record in school every day.


To encourage reading at home, we have a class reading chart in 5JS that is checked every Wednesday. To get a point on the chart, your child’s reading record has to be dated and signed. The children receive smileys if their group are the winners of the reading chart.


High frequency words and Math passports

At the end of the year, your child is expected to be able to read and spell a selection of high frequency words, as well as being able to complete the tasks set on the math passports. Below are an attached copy of the key words and South America passport for year five.