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 Wednesday afternoon followed by the sports coaches. Mrs Lapthorn will teach the class on Tuesday morning. Mr Josh Wedderkopp will continue to take the children for Forest School learning. He is an experienced Forest Schools teacher and we will working with him as a class once during each half term. Please keep a close eye on the Friday Flier for when Class 5 will need their Forest School clothing. The children will need to come dressed for outdoor learning on our particular days, however, 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 Wednesday afternoons (Premier Sports) and Friday afternoons but may do some extra sport during the week so can I please ask that their full kit in school every day. If you child has long hair they will need to also have a hair band to tie it back. If they have had their ears pierced and cannot remove the studs for PE then they will need to have micro pore tape or something similar to cover them up and avoid any nasty injury during the activities.
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.