Indigo Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs O’Connor

Indigo Class Teacher

May I take this opportunity to say welcome to Indigo class!


A phrase I hear regularly is ‘Pear Tree is a family’ and I would like to emphasise the importance of this. The support you give your child both in and out of school is paramount to their development. I welcome and would like to thank you in advance for your support and I hope this year sees the children making plenty of links between school and home learning.


Home learning is vital and regular home reading is key. Please encourage your child to record their home reading in their reading diary and we will check these on a weekly basis.  We also urge you to check the reading diary to ensure your child is reading regularly and understands the text. Being a fluent reader is important but understanding the meaning of unknown words is crucial. Please encourage your child to ask for meanings of new or unfamiliar words so these can form part of their vocabulary.


Spellings will be introduced on Fridays and stuck in the reading diary. We will review these over the following week, so the children become familiar with spelling patterns as well as the words and meanings. They will be tested the following Thursday.


Home Learning will be handed out every Thursday and checked the following Thursday.


So, what will the Autumn term bring? Well, we will become time travellers, travelling through time to see how travel has evolved and changed. To travel, we need to survive, and this will have a huge emphasis on our English curriculum as our topic book is ‘Survivors’ by David Long. Our class reader is ‘Hatchett’ by Gary Paulson, another survival book.

For other curriculum areas please see this term’s ‘cloudy overview’ at the bottom of the webpage. There is also an Autumn timetable attached.

All that’s left to say is…


‘Education is a journey, not a destination.’


And remember




Many Thanks

Leanie O’Connor and the Year Five Team


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