Welcome to Year 5 – Turtles and Sharks

Links between home and school, alongside a positive working relationship between staff and families, can make a hugely positive impact on your child’s progress. Please work with us to give your child the very best start in life.

The two Year 5 teachers for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

  • Mrs Bridgmohun (Sharks)
  • Miss Khunti (Turtles)

Homework is an important part of school life but it should not be taking over life out of school!

At Krishna Avanti Primary School we expect the children to come to school and work hard. As long as they do that they should be able to go home and do a little homework each week (up to one hour) and enjoy being a child – playing and learning other things through play! Some children do of course really enjoy writing and doing mathematics and other ‘academic’ things and in these instances, they may wish to spend hours and hours studying and doing homework.

If your child has worked hard at school, any homework given that takes more than one hour may be left (if you so wish). In addition to the homework, children will have spellings to learn, books to read and times-tables to learn.

Homework will be given as Flipped Learning. Teachers will set Flipped Learning tasks, as required, on Google Classroom, rather than on a set day of the week. Flipped Learning allows for children to investigate a specific objective prior to the lesson in school

Turtles – cm7dqxj

Sharks – 52m3xpr

Each child will be given spellings to learn each week. Please help your child to learn the spellings and put them into a sentence, before the weekly spelling test which will be on Friday.

Autumn 2 spellings

All the lists are in the grid attached right up to the end of term.

Spellings Autumn 2

Each child will be given spellings to learn each week. Please help your child to learn the spellings and put them into a sentence, before the weekly spelling test which will be on Friday.

Physical education is a statutory subject in the National Curriculum and children well enough to be at school are well enough to take part in physical education.

Requests for children to be excused from physical education will never be given. Physical education, like all subjects, will be appropriately adapted for the needs of all children, regardless of permanent or temporary  abilities and injuries. 

All children must change for physical education and remove jewellery for the lessons. If the child is unable to remove jewellery themselves, do not wear it on physical education days.

Physical Education and Yoga for Sharks

  • Tuesday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).
  • Thursday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)

Physical Education and Yoga for Turtles

  • Monday: Outdoor physical education kit (and yoga)
  • Wednesday: Indoor physical education kit (with a tracksuit over to keep warm through the day).

Planned and completed visits will be detailed here.

  1. Botanic Garden – £8 per child
  2. Legoland – £17 per child
  3. Gurudwara – £3 per child
  4. Ahimsa Farm – cost TBC
  5. Field trip – £3 per child
  6. Scarf life education visit – £4.29 per child
  7. Ice skating – £6 per child
  8. Caythorpe Residential – additional cost
  9. Field trip – £3 per child

*payments required

Total to date: £44.29 per child

We hope the following links will be useful  to you and your child:

Good2Learn (English and mathematics)

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (English)

Mangahigh (mathematics)