Worth Primary School Newsletter
Summer Term 2023
Hello and welcome back to another term at Worth. The year is speeding by and we have much still to do. Thank you for all your hard work and support thus far. Our daily and weekly activities will stay the same with PE on the same days. We also have our trip to Tatton Park on 9th May and our class assembly on 23rd June.
PE and Games Uniform: During the Summer Term, Year 5’s PE lessons will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On the days that children have PE lessons, PE uniform must be brought in to school. Shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms should be worn and must be in plain grey or black. A Worth branded PE top, plain “Worth-green” tee shirt or a plain/Worth branded white or green polo shirt must be worn on the top half. A “Worth-green” sweatshirt or cardigan can be worn over PE uniform to keep warm outside of PE lessons. This must be a plain sweatshirt or cardigan or the Worth branded ones as per normal school uniform policy. Children can come into school in trainers (no flashing light trainers) on PE days so that they are wearing safe and appropriate footwear for sports. Professional and amateur sports team kits must not be worn for PE. If Worth branded PE uniform is not purchased, plain clothing can have a very small logo or branding but no large slogans or logos are allowed. For safety reasons, no jewellery may be worn during any physical activity and long hair must be tied back. All health and safety rules apply equally to both genders.
PLEASE ENSURE ALL CLOTHING IS LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME
Homework: Maths, English and Science Homework will commence the week beginning 24th April to be completed by the week beginning 1st May. Homework is set on the Year 5 page of the school website. Maths and English should be completed weekly and uploaded by the Tuesday or Thursday of the week it was set. Science homework takes the format of projects and these are set with deadlines given in the instructions/information on the website.
The aim is to extend schoolwork and consolidate what is being introduced/revised within the classroom. Tasks should take around 30/45 minutes, with care taken on presentation, spelling and grammar. If your child struggles or shows signs of distress, please encourage him/her to discuss the homework with me at the earliest possible opportunity and not at the last minute (don’t hesitate to put a note in their planner if you have any concerns or queries) or alternatively, arrange an appointment with me after school to express these.
Spellings, times table and mental maths tests will be set each week for the consecutive week.
I encourage the children to do little bits, but often, as this helps to embed the information due to familiarity. There is a huge emphasis on spellings and multiplication tables in the curriculum and every little bit helps to support their learning.
Reading - It is very important that your child continues to read independently at home, selecting a range of different types of text and discussing them with you. This can have a very positive impact upon the development of each child in a range of subjects, not just English.
Please encourage your child to read and keep their logs and reviews up to date. I will endeavour to listen to them read and monitor the logs on a regular basis. If you are struggling to find suitable texts for your child to read, the following websites are extremely useful:
Kind regards and many thanks for your continued support.