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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 5

Autumn 2: 


We're off to Outer Space this half term in Year 5, so pack your bags, get your spacesuit on and strap yourself in for lots of fun, learning and adventures! 


We'll be learning about our solar system, the planets and the moon and how the whole universe works...all in 7 weeks! 


All families received the mind-map with full details of our study, but you can also find it attached below for reference.




As the colder days are here now, please make sure that your child is adequately prepared for school, with a warm coat, hat and gloves if they require them. 



Reading mornings will continue on a Wednesday with the exception of class assembly days where assemblies start at 9.15. Otherwise, please come along and support your child's reading if at all possible!



Mr Gooch, Mr Palmer, Mrs Barnard and the Y5 team.



Welcome to Year 5 2018-2019


Welcome back to school and welcome to the new Year 5! This year, the children are being taught by Mr Gooch (Owls Class) and Mr Palmer (Red Kites). Our teaching assistants are Miss Adcock and Ms Pearson. 


The children have made a super start to the new school year and in the next few days, we will be adding information, documents and pictures to this page so you feel you know everything you need to know in order to make Year 5 a successful year for your child.


There is a 'Meet the Teacher' meeting scheduled for Mr Gooch's class on Wednesday September 12th, in the Owls classroom from 3.45 onwards, where you will get the chance to meet Mr G and ask him any questions you may have. The exact date of Mr Palmer's meeting will be confirmed shortly but it will be a different time.


Please keep checking back across the next few days for more information- or better still, come along to the Meet the Teacher meetings or simply come and find us on the playground before or after school each day.



Here are just  a few reminders about what your children will need at school.



PE will be every Wednesday in Year 5. The children will also be taking part in daily exercise both inside and outside. Please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school all week. PE kit includes a plain white or white JC t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please send socks if your child is wearing tights. Children will need to have earrings removed for PE lessons.



Water Bottles

Water is available to the children throughout the day in the classroom. Please provide them with a named water bottle. These will be sent home daily.


Communication Diaries

Your child has been issued with a Communication Dairy. We ask that all children read at least three times a week at home and have their diary signed by an adult at home. If you have any questions or queries, please use the diary and ask your child to let us know that there is a message for us.


Parent Reading Morning

Parents' reading mornings in Year 5 will now be held on Wednesday mornings.

All parents will be welcomed!



Just a reminder that toys should not be brought into school.



The Year 3 classrooms are fully equipped with the stationery that the children will need. We encourage children not to bring anything to school that is valuable to them, as we cannot account for things going missing.



We look forward to working with you to help your child be as happy and successful as possible in Year 5!


updated Mr G. 26/9/18

Meet the teacher information