Year 5 Staff
Miss Ramage – Class Teacher
Hello, my name is Miss Ramage and I teach our lovely Year 5 children at St John’s. During their time in Year 5 I see our children begin to grow into mature young people and it is fab to see! Teaching has always been a passion of mine since I was young and I feel extremely lucky to be teaching in such a wonderful school like St John’s. I wouldn’t want to be working anywhere else! Within the whole school, I have the responsibility of looking after History and Geography. I think it is super important for our children to learn about the past and how it has impacted our lives today, especially in Shildon!
When I am not at school, I spend my time running after my cheeky nearly one-year-old son, Harry. I love family days out with Sash (our energetic labrador!) and playing Netball.
Lisa – HLTA
My name is Lisa and I’ve worked at St John’s for a long, long time – 30 years this year!
At the moment I work in Year 5 which I absolutely love.
My role in class is to give support to whoever needs it and also to provide specific 1 to 1 and small interventions. I have an additional role within school called Time for Children. This involves being a listening ear and working with children and families across many areas e.g. bereavement, confidence building, friendships changes at home/school etc.
I really enjoy Art, Drama, History and English… I adore glitter and flamingoes! Outside of school, I love to spend time with 21-year-old daughter, Eden, and my wonderful friends and family.
Year 5 Important Information
After what can only be described as a strange few months, I hope your child has settled well into Year 5 after such a long time away! Here is some important and useful information for our Year 5 children and parents.
Homework in Year 5 will be as follows:
Monday – Spellings to learn for Friday’s spelling test (children can practise their spellings at home as many times as they wish during the week, choosing the best method that works for them).
Children will also be given a list of spellings that they should know by the end of Key Stage 2. These will be split up into a Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 list. Children are not expected to learn these all at once, they are an ongoing list of spellings that children will be revisiting throughout the year. It would be helpful if your child could take a couple of these spelling per week to learn at their own pace. They will not be tested on these weekly.
Times Tables – children can practise and learn all Times Tables facts from 1×1 up to 12×12. Some weeks, we may send an activity/worksheet home linked to a particular times table – this does not need to be returned to school.
Physical Education is a compulsory part of the school curriculum; therefore, all children need to have their PE kit in school. Every Monday and Thursday in Year 5, children are encouraged to come into school dressed in their PE kit. At the moment, children’s PE kit consists of:
plain white t-shirt or polo shirt
black, grey or navy tracksuit bottoms
trainers or plimsolls.
Children can wear their red school jumpers over their white t-shirts.
Most children in Year 5 will not be receiving a regular weekly reading book. We are encouraging children to become more independent readers. Children will be choosing their own books and reading during our daily in-class ‘Accelerated Reader’ sessions. Every child will be heard reading regularly in class in our Accelerated Reader sessions and Guided Reading Group sessions where adults regularly assess and monitor your child’s progress. If your child is sent home with a reading book there will be a separate letter attached.
Miss Ramage is our Year 5 class teacher and Lisa, our fantastic HLTA, also works full time with us in Year 5.
Finally, if you have any questions or need any further information about anything to do with school, please ask! We are looking forward to a brilliant year in Year 5!
As always, thank you for your continued support.
Miss Ramage and Lisa
Click on the link below to view the topics that will be taught this academic year.