-Upper School 5 2017 - 2018

Mr Hodgson

WELCOME TO UPPER 5

My name is Mr Hodgson, welcome to Upper 5's class page! I will be regularly updating this page with information, pictures and blogs relevant to our class.

Please read below for important information for this year and to see what we've been up to so far. Don't forget to look at our gallery page and blogs as well.

Homework
Homework is handed out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday (unless told otherwise). Homework will come in three parts: reading, times tables and spellings. If your child is ever stuck on a homework then please do not hesitate to catch me on the door or have your child come and see me. Homework is not designed to take hours, we ask for children to try their hardest for about half an hour. If they're struggling then they are to come and see me.

Creative Curriculum
Our first Creative Curriculum topic in Year 5 is Romans in Britain. Through this topic we will be delving into the history surrounding the Roman Empire and it's impact on Britain.

PE
We offer two hours Physical Education each week with one session indoors and one session outdoors. Children will need tracksuits for outdoor sessions and a Plantation PE kit for indoor sessions. PE is not a voluntary subject and all students must take part unless they have a medical note. We have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Tuesday. Please be aware that outdoor PE will be taking place in cold weather, please send a tracksuit into school with your child so they can participate in these lessons.

Walking Home
Your young ones are getting old now! When children reach Year 5 they are allowed to walk home alone if parents provide written consent to their class teacher. The decision as to whether children walk home lies completely with the parent/carer. Factors such as distance from home, maturity of the child and number of roads to cross must be taken into consideration before allowing your child to walk home from school. Their safety is paramount. Written permission must be provided in order for your child to leave school alone - this will help when someone other than the class teacher is dismissing the children at the end of the day.

Also, please inform the school if someone different will be picking your child up (such as a grandparent, other family members or if your child is going home with another parent).

Snacks
The timetable for break times in Upper School is slightly different from what the children are used to in Lower School. Children now have break at 11.00am and lunch at 12.40pm – this is about one hour later than in previous years. As you are aware, our food is our fuel! Children must bring a healthy snack into school for them to have at breaktime. The time from them having their breakfast to having their lunch is simply too long for children to go without having some food and drink. Please be aware that snacks must not contain nuts, we do have children with severe airborne nut allergies.

Water
Children in Upper 5 are provided with their own water bottle which will remain in the classroom all year. Children will be given regular opportunities to drink during the day in order to stay hydrated and on top of their game!

 

 

-Upper School 5: Parent Reminders items

-Upper School 5: School Calendar items

Contact the School

Plantation Primary and Nursery School

Hollies Road,
Halewood,
Knowsley,
L26 0TH

Main Contact: Initial enquiries can be made to the School Office

Tel: 0151 487 5678
plantation@knowsley.gov.uk