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1. Key Information for Quail Class

 

In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

The teaching staff in Quail class are:

 

Miss Francesca Myers

Mrs Bronwyn Farrell (Teaching Assistant Mornings)

Miss Mollie Stevens (Teaching Assistant Afternoons)

Meet the Teacher presentation

The Welcome Booklet for Quail class is here:

Letters for Quail class can be found here

Forest School

Forest School for Year 5 will be once every half term. You will be notified of the dates in advance. 

Home learning expectations in Year 5

Spelling Weekly task
Reading 30 minutes per week, in 2 or 3 sessions
Maths, literacy or creative learning task Up to 30 minutes per week

RSE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our updated Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) scheme. This edition of ‘Teaching RSE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

 

All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources. During Summer 2021 term, year 5 will be taught the year 4 and 5 curriculum for RSE as we were not able to teach the RSE curriculum last year due to lockdown. 

 

Year 4: Growing up

Changes

What is puberty

Healthy relationships

 

Year 5: Puberty

Talking about puberty

The reproductive system

Help & support

Use of planners

Planners are to be used to record reading at home and this should include the book title and chapter, or page numbers and should be recorded at least 3 times a week and initialled by parents. Planners need to be signed by parents at the end of each week ready for the teacher to review. 

Planners may also be used for notifying us of changes of going home arrangements etc. Alternatively, you can email admin@bridgewater.herts.sch.uk or leave a message on the school's answer machine. 

As part of our preparation for the children's transition to secondary school, during upper Key Stage 2 teachers may ask pupils to note reminders in their planners e.g. items that they need to bring into school, such as resources for a project in their planners, to encourage them to be independent and to take responsibility. 

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here. In Year 5, points to note are:

 

Core school uniform No special notes for this class
Bags

1. Bridgewater School rucksack

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

Team Bridgewater kit Pupils in this year group who represent the school in sports matches such as cross country, football or netball tournaments may wear "Team Bridgewater" kit (short sleeved t-shirts, hooded tops and showerproof jackets). This is all optional and available from our online supplier only. The school has a number of Team Bridgewater t-shirts available to those representing it at events.

 

 

After being unable to go out for Forest School for the whole of the spring term, we were very excited about returning to Forest School! We had a brilliant time making rope swings and testing them all after.

During our second session in Forest School, we had to make bridges. The first had to hold a water bottle and then the second bridge had to hold a child! It was great fun and involved a lot of good team work!

During outdoor learning day, we had a fantastic time finishing our History topic of the Vikings by setting fire to one of the Viking long ships that we had made to represent a Viking burial.

We thoroughly enjoyed spending our last week of term making Viking shields, longships and Viking faces out of clay!

This half term in Forest School, we have made Viking catapults! We practised ours skills of lashing and tying knots. It was a challenge but we had lots of fun!

During our first full week back at school after the summer holidays, we spent every week working on an art project. It all came together on the Friday when we put all of our art that we had worked on during the week together to create our animal faces. We are very happy with the results!

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