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  • Summer’s coming

    Hi all, It is almost the end of term, so here is a brief look at what the children have been doing in the last few weeks and…

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  • Reception – Summer Concert

    For the Summer Concert dance, please could you provide a black t-shirt and black shorts or trousers or leggings for your child. Please send the costume into school…

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  • Year 5 Summer concert

    Hi all, This year for the summer concert, the children will be performing a dance to ‘I just can’t wait to be king’ from the Lion King. The…

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Summer’s coming


Hi all,

It is almost the end of term, so here is a brief look at what the children have been doing in the last few weeks and some important dates for the diary.

The children have been busy this past couple of weeks with science experiments to test forces. In geography, the children have been researching Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. The children have now also finished their class novel Skellig and have written some fantastic finding tales based off of this. 


Important dates:

  • Non-uniform day – Friday 19th (Please bring a bottle if you’re wearing non-uniform)
  • Rounders game between the year 5 classes – Monday 22nd (P.E. kit needs to be brought in as usual)
  • Summer concert – Tuesday 23rd (Please bring in costumes for the performance)
  • Summer fair – Tuesday 23rd (Each class will be running a stall. Dolphins are running the ‘ice a cake’ stall and Whales will be running the ‘bear in the square’ stall. Children will be expected to help with this for part of the afternoon in order to raise money for the school)
  • Last day of term – Wednesday 24th (1.30pm finish. Please encourage children to bring in bags to take home any learning from this year)


Thank you for your continued support.

Year 5 team.

Year 5 Summer concert


Hi all,

This year for the summer concert, the children will be performing a dance to ‘I just can’t wait to be king’ from the Lion King. The children are learning the dance at school, so please could you encourage them to practise or perform the dance moves to you using this link for music: .

We would like the children to be dressed as animals, so please could you provide them with a yellow, orange, animal print or brown t-shirt and black shorts or leggings.  Some of the children have bought in brilliant masks for home learning, which we are aiming to use on the day, so we would really appreciate it if anyone could make good quality extra masks to be worn during the performance. For those without masks, we will try to face paint on the day to make the children into different animals. Please could you let us know whether your child is allergic to face paints so that we can allocate any already-made masks to those particular children with allergies.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Year 5 team.

Year 5 learning this half term


Year 5 have had a busy few weeks so far. In maths, we have been refreshing our knowledge of formal methods for multiplication and division and we are now moving on to focusing on mental strategies. In english, we are in the process of writing a discussion text about the advantages and disadvantages of going to school vs home schooling, based on our class novel Skellig. The children are now beginning a topic on forces in science and we’re looking forward to carrying out some investigations about gravity, air resistance and friction. We will also begin our topic of ‘Australia and the Great barrier reef’ over the next few weeks.

The children have now finished their Arts award discover project and have made some fantastic puppets, stages and created some brilliant images. Here are just a few:


Summer fair hampers


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Hi all,

After the successful Christmas hampers that you contributed to, we are now collecting for a hamper, to raffle off at the Summer Fair. Year 5 have been given the theme of afternoon tea. The suggested items for this hamper are as follows:

  • a variety of tea (including fruit and herbal)
  • coffee
  • cakes (please bring closer to the time)
  • rosé wine
  • prosecco
  • french fancies (please bring closer to the time)
  • party rings
  • pink sweets
  • bon bons
  • pink wafers
  • paper plates
  • napkins
  • a variety of biscuits
  • scones & jam (please bring closer to the time)

If you would like to donate an item, please pass these to the class teacher or take them to the office.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 5 team

Half term is upon us!


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What a fantastic week! The children have been busy making Niçoise salads in French, walking down the River Lee and going to see The Lion King at the theatre.

After half term, year 5 will be carrying on the Lion King theme and will be making puppets, as part of the Arts Award project. Please could the children bring in shoe boxes and cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes) as these will act as stages. Also, if you have any spare material (e.g. felt, cotton, wool etc.) please can you bring that in for the first week back.

Sports day

Sports day starts tomorrow for years 3 to 6 at 10am on the field. Parents are invited to watch and show their support. Please make sure that you child comes into school tomorrow in P.E. kit, with their coloured t-shirt, a water bottle and a hat. Children are to be collected once sports day finishes from their classrooms at the normal time.