Welcome to Cypress Class- Year 5/6
Class teachers: Miss Parkinson/Mrs Ballard
Teaching assistant: Miss Dean
In Cypress class, we aim to challenge, inspire and motivate pupils to work hard, aim high and most importantly, to enjoy their learning. Lessons and activities are designed to be challenging yet interesting and aim to give our children the knowledge and skills they need in order to learn and grow.
Through a busy, yet varied timetable, children are encouraged to take an active role in their learning and through the different themes that we will be studying this year, get to experience new and exciting opportunities. This is done both in the classroom and also through the many trips and visits that we organise throughout the year.
PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Children need a full PE kit in school every day along with trainers. An outdoor kit can also be sent in for colder days. Alongside our regular PE lessons, we have access to our fantastic new running track on the school field where we aim to run a mile a few times a week.
Homework is given on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. This will be maths or English work designed to consolidate work done in class. We will sometimes supplement this with theme based homework. Passwords have been sent out for Purple Mash, Active Learn and Times Tables Rockstars for additional online activities. Children will also receive spellings on a Monday to be tested the following Monday.
Reading should be completed regularly at home to supplement reading done in class. Read for the Stars rewards the children who read at home four times a week. We incentivise the children to take part with weekly rewards and a prize draw at the end of the year.
Brass lessons take place on a Tuesday morning for our Year 5 children. All the children have a brass instrument to take home for the year and are learning to play which will be showcased in the coming months.
If you have any concerns or need to discuss anything, our door is always open. The class dojo is a really useful way of keeping in touch during the school day should you need to get a message to us. Additionally, please follow is on Twitter @coppullprimary to see what we are getting up to in class.
Miss Parkinson, Mrs Ballard and Miss Dean