Year 5

A warm welcome to Year 5.

Year 5 is made up of two classes taught by Mr Heyes and Miss Corden. Mr Heyes has a mixed 5/6 group.

Mr Heyes: Most of my teaching experience has been in Upper Key Stage Two and this is where I feel at home. I am passionate about creativity and really tapping into children's personal interests. For me, having the opportunity to challenge children and allowing them to achieve more than they could ever imagine is a dream come true. My particular interests include reading, writing, languages and the arts and I also adore sports. I am spontaneous, full of energy and love to laugh. I have been here for a number of years now and am very excited as to where our newly-developed curriculum is taking us.

Miss Corden:    

Although I have been at Travis such a short time, I have thoroughly enjoyed every experience! I love teaching and I love to see children learning. My favourite thing about teaching is the excitement over learning something new - both for me and the children! Outside of school I love reading and spending time with my lovely little dog!

 

 

Reading

Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading record book. This can be the school banded book or a book from home. It is important to check that, as well as becoming more fluent, the children understand what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done by discussing the book afterwards, or during reading. Talk about the characters, setting or main events. Encourage children to develop empathy by focusing on characters' emotions and motivations.  

It is important that your child has their reading record in school every day so that adults within school can also record in them. An adult will collect and record the times read each week. Each class has its own system in place to recognise and reward children who read at home with adults. 

We encourage a love for reading and aim for our children to be lifelong readers. The children are encouraged to read and enjoy the books in our book area within the school day. Children are welcome to bring their own reading book from home as long as it is of an appropriate level for them to read and enjoy independently. 

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