Greenmeadow Primary School

Welcome to Year 5/6

Discovery Class

 Mrs McDonald and Ms Thompson
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Gray.

 

This year, we will be exploring the year 5 and 6 curriculum through a range of different lessons. We will encourage the children to express their opinions whilst respecting the opinions of others and provide them with opportunities to develop their learning through working in small groups, pairs or as individuals. If you have any questions then please contact us using through the class email: year56discovery@greenmeadow-pri.swindon.sch.uk or make an appointment via the school office.

Topic Web

Key spellings that you can revise at home. 

Class messages


Coats
Please ensure that your child always comes into school with a coat, especially with the weather getting colder.

Water bottles
Please provide your child with a water bottle every day. This is as well as a drink in their lunch box if they are having a packed lunch.

PE
We have PE twice during the school week - on Monday and Wednesday. All children must have their PE kit in school every day to ensure that they can participate. We will continue to do PE outside as often as possible so please provide your child with appropriate clothing eg: tracksuit and trainers.
Children need to have earrings covered by micropore tape and hair tied back.  Please also ensure that children have their name in each part of their kit! If your child is unable to take part in PE due to illness or injury, please notify me in writing including the reason for non-participation.
Please have your child's name in all of their clothes and belongings!

Reading
Children are expected to read five times a week and this is to be recorded in their reading records. Every Monday we will record the number of reads achieved. Children who meet the target will be rewarded with 5 minutes extra playtime! All children have Reading Eggs logins and reading on this online platform counts as a read too!

Homework 
English and maths homework is set on a Friday and handed in on a Thursday. The children now have two homework folders. A blue maths folder and a yellow English folder. All children also have TTRS logins and should be logging in regularly to practice their times tables.

Spellings
The children will have 15 spellings from the spelling pattern given out plus the 5 high frequency words taken from the national curriculum year 5/6 list. Spellings are given out on Tuesday and tested on Monday. The new spellings will be stuck in the front of their yellow books and the children will be tested in the back of these books. 

 

Handwriting

These are the letter formations we use at Greenmeadow.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Mrs McDonald and Ms Thompson