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

Year 5- Mrs Isherwood

A very warm welcome to Year 5 from every member of the team!




We aim to create a safe and happy environment in which our pupils thrive and enjoy all the learning on offer.

Learning is at the heart of everything we do and whilst we have lots of fun as we learn, we expect our children to work hard, challenge themselves and be the best that they can.

In Year 5, we know that reading is a big key to success in every part of the curriculum and we encourage all our pupils to get into the habit of reading by enjoying a book or completing our online program, Reading Plus, at least 5 times per week. Our class author is Louis Sachar, and alongside the school’s reading scheme we have a great selection of books in our class library.

Great readers make great writers and we are inspired to write from a variety of sources including books, poetry, video clips and what’s happening in the world around us.

If reading is the key to success in English, then times tables are the key to success in Maths. We need to know them inside out and back to front so that we can tackle the Year 5 curriculum with ease. As well as arithmetic using all four basic number operations, we extend our reasoning and problem solving skills to become confident mathematicians.

We have PE twice a week. At present, this is each Monday and Wednesday and children are expected to arrive in school wearing their PE kit with school jumper/cardigan on these days. This is to ensure maximum learning time throughout the school day. We are very lucky to have our very own PE specialist, Mr.Hilton, working alongside us this year.

Homework is given out each Monday and should be completed by the following Monday. This will include spellings to learn which will be tested in class, in addition to a piece of Maths and of course, daily reading mentioned earlier.

We let you know what’s happening through Class Dojo, our online system, so check in regularly for class stories, personal messages and information about the whole school. If you have any questions or concerns, you can either message us on Dojo or ask for a phone call.

Don’t forget to come to school on time with a positive attitude, get enough sleep and bring your water bottle.

This half term we will be focusing on catching up on the learning missed during Lockdown whilst looking after our mental health and well-being.

Thank you all for your invaluable support and we look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the year.


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