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  • Sports Day Info

    Sports Day 2019 Friday 24th May   9:00am – 9:30am: Nursery and Starfish races   10:00am KS2 carousel followed by KS2 competitive finals   12:00pm Picnic lunch for…

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  • Year 3 – Times table challenge

    In Maths we have been focusing on division and have been working on worded Maths problems involving multiplication and division. In order for the children to be successful,…

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  • Year 1 learning

    We have lots planned for next half term and now the weather is warming up there will be lots of opportunities for outdoor learning. Please ensure your child…

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  • Year 1 update

    This term we have been learning about features of our local area and how this compares to Kenya. We have learnt the story Handa’s Surprise and made our…

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  • PE KIT!

    Just to remind everyone that our school PE kit is as follows: Plain navy blue shorts (or joggers in cold weather). Plain sky blue t-shirt. (Children may wear…

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Looking forward to the summer term


A spring update

Well, what a fantastic term we’ve had!

We had a brilliant science week learning about birds. Not only did we go to Rye Meads to bird watch, mini-beast hunt and splash about in puddles, we have also raised five chicks at school. The chicks are now at Aldenham Country Park (in Watford), if you want to visit them over the Easter holidays.

Year 5 were also victorious with their year 5 and 6 TT Rockstars competition. There will be a year 5 battle over the Easter holidays between Dolphins and Whales.

Over the easter holidays…

  • Please keep up the great reading with your children and continue to encourage them to play on TT rockstars.
  • Help to create an eco brick. As a school we are going to be creating a life size recycled lion for Paradise Park, but we need eco bricks in order to do this. An eco brick ( is a plastic bottle filled with non recyclable plastic (films). It’s important that it gets packed as tight as possible in the bottle so that it can’t be squeezed. Try standing on it, it shouldn’t move. Please return these as soon as possible after the holiday.

Dates for the diary

Tuesday 23rd April – INSET

Wednesday 24th April – children return to school

Monday 29th April – 3rd May – cycling proficiency week  

Friday 17th May – occasional day (children not in school)

Wednesday 22nd May – Lion King trip


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Enjoy your Easter break and have a good rest!

The Year 5 team

Maths methods and english definitions


At parents evening, some parents requested for us to put up some resources to help with supporting their child with home learning or class work. As promised, we have attached links to websites and videos with helpful information about the year 5 curriculum.


Short division:

Short multiplication (multiplying a one digit number by a 2,3, or 4 digit number:

Long multiplication (multiplying a two digit number by a 2,3 or digit number):

Equivalent fractions:

Converting mixed and improper fractions:



Grammar definitions:


Though there are a lot more maths resources that we could post on here, these are the ones that are relevant for the learning that the children are doing at the moment. If you would like any other support, please always come and ask us and, of course, we can always add more resources on here.  Home learning support can also be found at homework club, which is on at 8-8.45am for the children.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 5

What a treat!


Year 5 have worked incredibly hard today planning, designing, making and, of course, tasting their pizzas. They have shown amazing perseverance and collaboration and, as a result, have produced delicious Christmas party treats.


The guinea pigs have arrived!


Welcome to Cookie and Caramel who have arrived this week to year 5 Dolphins class.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


We’ve been feeling Christmassy in year 5. Our Christmas tree is up and ready for baubles on Monday.



Get into the festive spirit by donating to our year 5 Mexican hamper (see flyer below). All of the hampers will be part of the raffle at the Christmas fair (Wednesday 19th December). Raffle tickets can be bought before school at £1 a ticket or £3 a strip.