Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Year 5- Mrs Isherwood

Thank you for taking time to visit our class page. I hope you find all of the information below useful.

Who is my child's class teacher?

Mrs Isherwood (4 days per week), Miss McKerney (5 mornings and 1 afternoon) and Mrs Sherriff (1 day per week)

What time does school start and finish?

Doors open at 8:45am, with an expectation that all children will have arrived by 8:50am.
School finishes at 3:15pm.

When is school closed for holidays?

Please visit the term dates (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html) section of our school website.

What will my child be learning this year?

In Maths we will be using formal written methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide. We will extend our knowledge of how to manipulate fractions, decimals and percentages. Arithmetic skills remain a key priority and we will be continuing to expand our reasoning and problem solving skills in number, measurement geometry and statistics.
In Writing we will be drafting and editing pieces in a variety of styles including: diary entries, narratives, biographies and instructions. We will be using year 5 writing skills to create a piece which engages the reader through descriptive settings, believable characters and atmosphere, whilst using appropriate grammar and sentence construction.
In Reading we will be developing our understanding of texts through inferring deeper meaning - which is not always obvious to the reader – as well as improving and extending our vocabulary. We begin the year by reading There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by our class author Louis Sachar.

Our Wider Curriculum topics can be found on the Year 5 Long Term Plan.

When does my child have PE?

Monday and Friday
On these days, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html)

What should my child bring to school each day?

All stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into school. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.  
A drinks bottle (with water already in) with their name on.
If sunny your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. 
Your child needs to bring their reading diary into school each day so that we can monitor and reward home reading.
Spelling journals (new for this year) should be brought in each Monday so that children can record new weekly spellings.

What homework will my child get?

A set of spellings to learn each week, tested the following Monday.
A sheet of Maths homework each Monday, to be returned by the following Monday.
Daily reading.

Why is reading so important?

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning.
Our class author in Year 5 is Louis Sachar. We will read a variety of his books throughout the year.
For more information about reading please visit our reading page on the school website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html)
In Year 5 we expect that every child reads at least 5 times per week.

How will I receive updates and messages from school?

Staff are always available at the end of the day to answer any quick questions or queries. Class Dojo is used as the main lines of communication throughout school, so please make sure that all parents/carers have a class dojo account set up and regularly check messages and updates. You can send direct messages to your child's class teacher via class dojo, but please be mindful that staff are teaching, so they will not always been able to message back immediately.


Class Dojo


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