Miss De Curtis - Teacher
My name is Miss De Curtis and this is my first year as a permanent class teacher at Park Primary. However, I have worked at the school as supply teacher for a number of years. Away from the classroom, I enjoy fell running and spending time with my friends and family.
Mrs Barry - Teaching Assistant
Since joining Park Primary, I have worked in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Originally from Hampshire, I came to Lancashire over 25 years ago. I am currently the Year 5 Teaching Assistant. I enjoy music and cryptic crosswords. I dislike northern weather but the scenery is beautiful.
Mrs L. Foat - Teaching Assistant
Hi, I am Mrs Foat and I am a teaching assistant at Park Primary and have been for nine years. I work in KS2 and am currently working in Year 4. I enjoy working with this age group very much.
All my own children are grown and have flown the nest so this gives me time to enjoy my hobby which is anything to do with arts and crafts such as painting pictures to knitting. Currently, I am making ribbon roses.
Welcome! I am looking forward to a fun-packed year with lots of new learning going on each and every day. Year 5 is a very important year as we are preparing for Year 6 and the transition to high school. It is very important to share your learning with your family so that they can support you throughout the year . Keep your eye on our webpage for updated class news, pictures of our day to day life in 5F.
|Year 5||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|A Kingdom United||Food, Glorious Food!||Earthlings||Inventors and Inventions||Amazon Adventure||Faster, Higher, Stronger|
|Music||Design and Technology||Music||Design and Technology||Science||Science|
|History||Science||Art and Design||Science||Design and Technology||Art and Design|
|Physical Education||Art and Design||Music|
|Esafety, Computing Networks|
The teaching of reading needs to be a partnership between school and home. Children are required to read at least four times a week and then discuss the texts to improve and develop comprehension skills. Parents are encouraged to fill in their child`s Reading Log so that the teacher can monitor and assess accordingly.
The children will also experience daily Guided Reading sessions where they will read to an adult and complete appropriate follow on tasks independently.
Children love being read to so we do this as teachers, sharing class novels on a regular basis and we would encourage parents to read at home to their children as often as possible.
Good examples of children’s work are celebrated each week. They are published on the Pobble website and displayed in the KS2 hall which gives children a sense of achievement and pride in what they have created.
Children will be provided with a spelling list giving example words for a particular letter string, spelling rule or word part. They will then also be tested on additional words to make sure they can apply their knowledge.
For example, if your child is learning ‘-ough’ words their spelling list may contain the words bough, cough and though and then they may also be tested on words that do not appear on their list such as thought.
They will be given an additional 2 words each week not linked to the spelling rules but are words from the National Curriculum that Year 5 children are expected to know.
These are statutory word lists provided by the government and children must learn to read and spell the words below.
Knowledge of the all times tables and related division facts are critical to ensure progress in Year 5. If the children lack confidence in their times tables they will struggle to work at the required speed and accuracy and therefore will not reach expected levels. It is important that children practice these at home with an adult at every opportunity (a quick fire test orally or written, no longer than 10 minutes per session is needed).
Please could you ensure that your child brings his/her P.E. kit (T shirt, shorts and pumps) in a small bag to be left in school throughout the week. With many children’s clothing being similar it prevents ‘falling out’ if all these items have names in them!
All classes taken by class teacher unless highlighted.
Other half termly activities encourage children’s creativity linked to the current topic studied. We try to make these activities fun and creative, where parents and children can work together either through research or hands on tasks.