Introduction

Psalm 68:13
 
 
 
Welcome to Doves Class
 
 
Year 5
Miss Fuller (class teacher) and Mrs Antoniou (Teaching partner) welcome you to our class.
 
 
Please remember that reading is part of our home learning.  Reading records need to be SIGNED and handed in EVERY MONDAY.  This can be a mix of your child's levelled reading book and their reading for pleasure book (their own choice).  

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.  Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.  

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.  Audio books and podcasts are also a great way to vary reading materials.  A range of non-fiction and fiction will increase word knowledge and improve general knowledge.   

Thank you

Welcome to a new school year!  We are so looking forward to welcoming you back.   
Our first topic of the year is North America and we have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned - including a very exciting Science trip, as well as visitors.