The Westborough School

Welcome to class 5P

Your class teacher is

Ms Powell

Teaching Assistants in year 5 are

Louisa Wright and Danielle Thomas.

Year 5's Learning Support Assistant is

Mandy Bennett.

We have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday

Your child must wear their PE kit to school on this day, as they are unable to change in class or the changing rooms. 

They are able to wear joggers, leggings or tights under their shorts on PE days, just in case the weather is not good. If they wear their jumper as usual they will be warm enough. 

Welcome back to school everyone - it's great to see you!

Dear children/parents/carers,


Firstly, can I just say how proud I am of all the children.  They have come back to school with a positive attitude and ready to learn.  Thank you for supporting them with maintaining this great start to their return to school.


Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on:  

Maths the four operations, 

English; News report, persuasive speeches, narrative from a particular point of view, interview scripts, diaries, debate 

Reading; stamina and comprehension, Asking questions to improve their understanding, Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence, Distinguish between statements of fact and opinion,  Provide reasoned justifications for their views 

Writing (Composition) Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning, Using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs, Proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning, Ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing 

Spelling; this is following the spelling shed scheme, 

Handwriting; children should be practicing their joined writing, 

Punctuation; Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly], Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis, Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence [for example, I broke the window in the greenhouse versus The window in the greenhouse was broken (by me)], Layout devices [for example, headings, sub-headings, columns, bullets, or tables, to structure text],  How hyphens can be used to avoid ambiguity [for example, man eating shark versus maneating shark, or recover versus re-cover] 

Geography; map skills, locating countries and continents. 

French; To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding in the context of describing our town. To listen carefully, repeating and responding to key words and phrases.


Please remember PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday


Homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by Wednesday of the following week.


Thank you for getting your children to school every day and on time. 


If you have any questions or would like to speak to me please contact the school directly and I will reply as soon as possible.


Best wishes,


Roisin Powell

HOMEWORK INFORMATION - don't forget to use

Times Table Rockstars,

the class assignments set on Spelling Shed,

and 20 mins a night of reading for Accelerated Reader.