All about Year 5

Our teachers

Our teachers are Mrs Mitchelson and Mrs Dalton,our teaching assistant is Mrs Wall. In the Autumn term we will be studying the Mayans and experimenting with Irreversible Changes in Science. We will also have our Y5 Residential in May 2020 when we go 'glamping' at Kingswood's Grosvenor Hall in their 'adventure lodges' and spend two mornings raft building and canoeing, as well as abseiling and other high rope activities and team challenges. Last year as Y4 'We were born ready' so hopefully we will continue to face challenges 'head on' with excitement and 'can do' attitude!

PE Days

Our PE days are Monday (outdoors ~ Hockey / Volley Ball inside if weather awful!) and Friday (Gymnastics in the hall). Please ensure your PE kit is in school and we will return them during the half term break for a wash. Please remember to put labels in all your children’s clothes including socks and shoes. Please avoid wearing earrings on PE days and tie back long hair. Please include jogging bottoms and a warm sports jacket/hoody for the colder weather, and shorts and a light t-shirt when we are blessed with warmer weather. In the Summer term we will be using Colchester Leisure World Training Pool to support those children in Y5 & Y6 who are working towards being able to swimming 25m.

Rewards and Certificates

Across the school we use ‘Class Dojos’ where children can be awarded ‘dojo points’ for working hard and trying their best in school, completing reading at home, demonstrating excellent behaviour etc. There are badges that can be gained as children ‘collect’ points.

‘Headteacher Awards’ are used to encourage children to work at their best and can be awarded at any time during the school day.

Golden Awards are awarded weekly in our ‘Celebration Assembly’ on a Friday, with each class nominating two children to receive an award. We also award our ‘Old Heath Heart Award’; there is an award for Early Years & Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2.