Manatees’ class is one of our two year five classes. Mr Lewis is the class teacher, supported by Miss Benjamin, Mrs Chatterton and Mrs Ishaq.
Our doors open at 8.50, though morning sessions begin at 9am and finish at 12.30. Afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and end at 3.15. In the morning children are taught English by Mr Lewis before moving in to Whales class to be taught maths by Mr Lockwood. In the afternoons, pupils will study a topic which cover subjects such as history, geography, music and art and these will usually change on a half-termly basis. At other times during the afternoon periods, children will also have separate lessons in French, ICT, RE and science.
Our year five children go for swimming lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. It is important that children arrive with their swimming kit: trunks or a swimming costume, a towel and a swimming cap every Wednesday. PE sessions take place on a Monday when all children will need to bring a PE kit - plain white top, black shorts and trainers – to school ready for the lesson.
Maths and English homework is given out on Fridays and should be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. In addition, on each Monday Year 5 are given a list of differentiated spellings to be learned before a test on the Friday. Children are expected to read at home each evening and should return their home reading diary every day to ensure they are monitored by the class teachers.