St Teresa

Welcome to Saint Teresa’s Class Page!

Teacher – Miss Johnson
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Hamlin
Dear Parent(s) / Guardian(s), Welcome to Saint Teresa’s Class! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead of us. My name is Miss Johnson and I am the new Year five teacher at St Joseph’s. We are lucky to have Mrs Hamlin joining us in class to help us on our journey throughout the year. We are both excited to help your child excel and REACH their full potential. At a glance, our first term involves lots of learning in relation to ‘Planet Earth’! This theme will run throughout our Literacy journey – where we will be writing non-chronological reports and fictional stories from our literary heritage. Children are more than welcome to bring in any books or resources from home based around the topic, but please make sure these are clearly named or labelled to avoid being lost. Week to week a few things will be the same in class five. Here is a breakdown of the important things parents need to know on a day-to-day basis:  Saint Teresa’s homework will be set on a Friday, this will include:  Spellings (green book) – these will need to be practised at home ready for a test every Friday.  Grammar, maths, reading or topic based work, which is due in the following Wednesday.  PE will take place on a Friday afternoon, please ensure school kit is in school. This includes trainers, a house colour top and navy/black shorts.  Break times – we will be playing outside at break time each day to maintain our social distancing. Please ensure your child comes with wellies and a waterproof each day to ensure if it’s raining they stay dry.  Reading at home is something that I love to do myself. I would love all of the children in Saint Teresa’s class to read 5 times per week to an adult outside of school. You are able to document this in the children’s yellow reading diaries, where both myself and Mrs Hamlin will keep a close eye (Monday-Monday) and any children fulfilling this task will be rewarded with a stamp towards their reading awards.  As I’m sure you can imagine, hand washing takes up quite a lot of time. If you can send in a bottle of hand get with your child’s name on it that would be great – it will increase our learning time! As always we are dedicated to out DEAR time. This term we will be reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Children really enjoy this time especially if they are able to follow the text for themselves. If you are able to buy them a copy or borrow a copy from the library that would be brilliant. Please do not hesitate to contact me, via school leadership, throughout the year, with any questions or concerns and we can make an appointment if necessary. I am looking forward to an exciting school year and getting to know your children! Regards, Miss Johnson