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5RM Class Page

Welcome to Mrs Massey's Class Page

Mrs Massey 

Welcome to Year 5. Currently, we have two form entry classes including 5RM (taught by Mrs Massey) and 5JM (taught by Miss Marsden).

During the year, children will have the opportunity to build on the skills from Year 4 and develop their independence, as they move to upper school. 

Children are encouraged to be prepared for lessons by bringing their reading book and log book, drinks bottle (water only) and pencil case (optional) and any extra equipment with them every day.

 

Communication

If you wish to speak to a class teacher there are a number of options. As a school, Class Dojo is used as a communication tool.  All parents are given a log in and are able to view their child’s Dojo points (rewards and sanctions) and message teachers directly. Alternatively, parents are welcome to contact the school office with a message or to request a meeting. Please do not hesitate to do so.

 

 

The Five Bees

We encourage children to be independent learners. Before they ask a teacher for help they should:

  1. Brain – have a think about what you are learning.
  2. Book – can a book help you solve your query? For example, a dictionary.
  3. Buddy – can your friend help you?
  4. Before – look at the previous lessons work in your book.
  5. Board – use the working wall.

 

PE

PE session can vary according to the weather so please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school at all times. They will need the following.

  • Black/ dark coloured PE shorts
  • School PE t-shirt or a plain red or white t-shirt
  • Black pumps or trainers
  • Jogging bottoms and jumper for outdoor activities during winter

Reading Help and Support

Reading - the Accelerated Reader (AR) Programme

We are delighted to have been able to introduce the Accelerated Reader programme to Ludlow Junior School to develop our children's reading.

Your child will have one AR book and an additional book - both chosen by them.

What is Accelerated Reader (AR)?

AR is a computer program that helps teachers  manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.) AR gives children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.  Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

Children are expected to read daily and at least three times a week to an adult.  They have been given a new log book to record reading.  Merits and certifiates are awarded for frequent reading and a wide range of reading will help improve vocabulary and the quality of writing.

Help with choosing books

It can be quite difficult to find books that engage and interest children and develop their reading skills.  This website - Love Reading for Kids - has lots of ideas and recommendations.

This is the "blurb" from the website.  Take a look - there's no obligation to buy books. You can get them from Ludlow Library or see if we have them in our school library.  If we don't, Mr Mapes is always on the look out for new books to attract our readers.

 

Register now – FREE for a unique range of services specifically created to help parents and anyone who likes to buy books for children choose the best books for boys and girls of all ages.

  • Download and print off the Opening Extract of every 'featured book' on our site, even the picture books
  • Discover new writers through our unique children's author 'like-for-like' recommendation service
  • Read our exclusive online book reviews by Julia Eccleshare, author and children's books editor at the Guardian.
  • Enjoy regular emails to keep you up to date on the latest and best in your chosen age ranges. (Please be reassured that your e-mail address will remain confidential to Lovereading and not sold to any of those horrible spam people).
Fiction Express

We are delighted to offer the children the opportunity to experience a new type of interaction with books - one where they are involved in deciding which way the story will lead.  Fiction Express for Schools e-books are published in weekly episodes each Friday on the Fiction Express for Schools website. At the end of every cliffhanging episode readers are given voting options to decide where the plot should go next. They vote and the winning vote is conveyed to the author, who then writes the next episode, in ‘real time’, according to what the readers chose.

Each child has an individual Fiction Express log-in and they can read the books on tablets or computers.  They read the chapter then cast their vote.  There is also the opportunity to participate in blogs and ask authors questions about their work.

We are delighted that we have been chosen as an Ambassador School for Fiction Express and will be involved in working with Fiction Express to develop ideas and stories in the future.

 

 

School shop

The school shop is run by Year 6s at lunchtime and sells a range of stationery for the children to purchase.

 

PPA

Since 2005 it has been a legal requirement that all teaching staff receive 10% Planning, Preparation and Assessment time in a week (PPA). At Ludlow Junior School, we have seen this as a positive opportunity for children to receive a quality learning experience. In Year 5, these activities (on a rolling program) include Forest School, RE/PSHE skills, Cookery and Music. Sessions are run by Shropshire Music Service, where pupils are taught how to play a tuned instrument (currently ukulele or trombone).

 

Home learning

Each week, children will be given homework to complete. We follow the Read, Write, Inc., Spelling programme and children will be expected to practise their weekly spellings. Year 5 pupils have a personal log on for a Maths website called MyMaths (www.mymaths.co.uk) and pupils will have weekly tasks to complete on line. Homework club is available every lunchtime and computers are available during these sessions. Children are still expected to read daily and collect three adult signatures a week.

 

Useful website links

Maths

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

Literacy

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

Science

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science

French

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/

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November Newsletter

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Ludlow Junior School, Clee View, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1HX. Headteacher: Mrs K Mather Tel: 01584 873602