Welcome to Class 5
My name is Peter Coupe and I am the Year 5 teacher, Assistant Head Teacher and mathematics coordinator here at Milverton Community Primary School.
Your child has now entered the upper Key Stage 2 and will take on more responsibility and be a role model to the younger children across the school. I expect the children to behave accordingly and use the empathy they have to show care for others before, during and after school.
Home work is an important part of your child’s learning and helps develop many curriculum skills, self-discipline and personal organisation. It is expected that all the children will read regularly at home (15 minutes a day out loud to an adult who can ask questions about the text), practice their spellings (with an activity) and work on their times tables knowledge. Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on Friday. A maths activity set on a Thursday to be completed by the following Tuesday giving the children Friday and Monday to ask for help if it is needed. Maths activities will often be completed on MyMaths.co.uk. If children struggle to gain access online, then the school computers are available during break and lunch times. Children will be rewarded for the homework completed on time. However, children who do not complete it will do so in their own time at school (break/lunch). The support and encouragement you give to your child is very important and very much appreciated by all of us.
In Class 5 this year the children will have the opportunity to be taught by a variety of people. I will teach the majority of the time; however, Mrs Brierley will teach the class on a Tuesday and on Thursday afternoon followed by the sports coaches and Mrs Lapthorne will teach the class on Tuesday morning. They will be supported by Miss Davey and Mrs Downs.
We also have an exciting addition to our curriculum this year – Forest School. This wonderful outdoor curriculum will be taught by a new addition to the staff, Mr Josh Wedderkopp. He is an experienced Forest Schools teacher and we will working with him as a class on Tuesday September 19th, November 14th, January 16th, March 13th, May 8th and July 7th. The children will need to come to school wearing weather appropriate outdoor clothing on these Tuesday mornings. They will also need to bring their full school uniform in a separate bag in order to change at lunchtime.
Class 5 have PE sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays but may do some extra sport during the week so can I please ask that their kit is in school every day.
Parents are always most welcome in the classroom. If you need to see me about your child then try and catch me before 8.45 am any day or at 3.15 pm on Monday, Thursday or Friday.
Class 5 Documents