St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 5

Welcome to class 5

Class 5 will be taught by Mrs. Shaw, Ms. Talboys and Mrs Shiplee.

We have an exciting term planned for this Autumn and we can't wait to get started.

We are very much looking forward to sharing your child's learning journey and encouraging them to enjoy 'life in all its fullness' as they enter Upper Key Stage Two.

I hope you have all had a fantastic and relaxing Summer holidays - let's hope the sun continues to shine as we start the new school year.

Class 5 Staff Team: Children will be taught by Mrs. Shaw and will be supported by Ms. Talboys. Mrs. Shiplee will also be with us four mornings a week.



This term PE will be on a Wednesday. 

All children must have their full PE kit on for these lessons. Children can come to school on Wednesdays in their PE kit. Children with hair longer than their collar need to tie it up and children with earrings need to tape them or take them out.

Swimming will take place in the first two full weeks from the 6th September and PE will not take place those two Wednesdays.

Important information:

If your child is going home with someone other than a parent then please ensure you have written a note or spoken to someone in the office. Due to safeguarding we must have permission before allowing your child to go home with someone else.

- Children need to have a named drinks bottle in school every day. If the bottle has water in they are allowed to bring it into the classroom.

Unless the weather is unsafe to go out at playtime then your child will play outside so please ensure that you send in a named coat everyday.

- Now your child is in Class 5 they are able to walk home by themselves if we have written permission from a parent. 

What are we learning this term?

Maths: Place value, comparing and ordering and line graphs.

English: We will be studying a range of texts including The Dam and hidden figures.

Science: Materials and their properties then delving into space,

Geography: Rain forests and their unique biomes 

Art: We will become architects using two point perspective to design our own Grand Design.

Computing: E - safety and using the internet responsibly.

RE: What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving? and What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Languages: French - Monster pets. Learning to describe and name body parts.

PE: Swimming, football, hockey and tag rugby





Children are expected to read at home at least five times a week. They can continue to collect Rainbow Reader certificates and earn a book at the end of the year if they have read 5 times every week. In class we will be doing a reading raffle. Children will earn a raffle ticket at the end of the week if they have read at least 5 times and a prize will be drawn each half term.


Times Tables

Children need to practicing their times tables at least three times a week using Times Table Rock Stars. Please let us know if you are unable to access the site.


Children will be asked to log on to TEAMS weekly to find a stimulus for writing for them to talk about at home before completing a piece of independent writing in school. 

 Class routines

Wednesday - PE Kit to be warn all day

Friday - Reading diaries to be checked and signed off.             

Every day- Please make sure that your child has their reading book and diary with them in school.

How can you help?

Children need to be using Times Table Rock Stars at home at least 3 times a week. If this is not possible then please see me.

Children need to read 5 times a week at home. Please ensure it is written into their reading diaries and signed by an adult.


What to do if things aren't going well?

Please don't hesitate to e-mail me with any concerns, no matter how big or small, you or your child have. I will always endeavour to respond as quickly as I can and offer any support I can.

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