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Welcome back!


Welcome back to the final term of year 5! We hope that you are well and that you’ve had a good break.


We wanted to say a massive well done to all of the children that were committed to their online learning last half term and we hope that this continues.  We are approaching the end of year 5 and even though we’re not back in school at the moment, online learning is still as important as ever. As a minimum, encourage your child to complete daily reading, times table practise, english and maths learning. Please make us aware if you’re unable to access the google classroom still.  Let us know by ringing the school or emailing us and we can arrange for alternative learning opportunities for your child.

We’re kick starting this half term off with a DT week, whereby a learning grid has been posted for children to choose an offline project to complete. In English we will be reading our class book Skellig and will be doing some discussion writing based around this. In maths we will be recapping our learning of fractions and will start to move onto looking at time and reading timetables, statistics and roman numerals. In RE we are looking at values, human responsibility and how different religions use prayer and worship.

Important notice:

Before the school closed for lockdown children were reading a class text called Wolf Brother. Each child had their own numbered copy that they took home. Due to the nature of the school closure, teachers were not able to collect all copies in as some children were not at school. Please can you help your child to locate this, ready to return it when the children eventually come back to school. Lost copies will have to be replaced by parents.


Thank you for your continued commitment and support,

Year 5 team

Virtual sports day


Virtual sports day

This years’ Sports Day will be held on Friday 22nd May. Since we are unable to have a
traditional Sports Day, we have planned a Sports Day that families can take part in
instead. This includes many different activities that children can do indoors or outside.
They will have ‘Bingo Cards’ to record the activities they complete and they will be able to win points for their Houses by completing the end of the day online quiz.

All this information is on the Google Classroom.
We hope you enjoy the offline day of activities.
Fingers crossed as always for good weather!

Science week


Science week:

This week is science week across the UK. Our science week is focused around Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. Today the children have had the opportunity to make their own sweets and have seen and participated in lots of fantastic mini experiments. Please encourage your children to wear white lab coats (this can be a white shirt) if they wish.


Reading, spelling & times tables:

Just a reminder that children should be reading daily and need their reading record signed by an adult. Spellings are given out at the end of the week and the children now need to bring in their look, write, cover, check sheets to school on a Friday morning. Children are still expected to be on TT rockstars weekly.

Year 5 updates and reminders


After a jam packed and busy few weeks, our first half of Spring term is almost over. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • We said goodbye and good luck to Mrs O, who has now had her baby, and we welcomed Mr Bruce, who has joined year 5 and is really enjoying working with Whales class.
  • Four year 5’s took part in a maths challenge this week where they battled against 21 other schools from Hertfordshire. They showed amazing resilience, collaboration and determination and should be extremely proud of themselves.
  • We became authors and journalists, writing both a story and newspaper article based on the short story ‘Alien Landing’.
  • We have been practising our formal methods in maths and are now looking into fractions.
  • In PE we have been learning a new dance, as well as working in groups to create our own new dances.
  • We have turned into scientists and astronomers looking in great depth at our planet, solar systems and galaxies. Part of this has included us going out and measuring shadows to work out how day and night works, in addition to dropping tennis balls into flour to understand how craters are made on the moon.
  • We have also been looking into the artist Kandinsky and have created our own versions of his painting ‘composition 88’.

Coming up:

  • Monday 10th & Wednesday 12th: parents evening. This is a good oppurtunity to catch up with your child’s class teacher about their learning. Sign up sheets are up in the corridor near the office, so if you haven’t signed up please do so.
  • Friday 14th: fair trade enrichment day. The children will be learning all about fair trade products, particularly what fair trade’s role is.
  • Friday 14th: end of term.
  • Monday 24th Feb: children come back to school.
  • Tuesday 25th Feb: messy church. 


News about the final week


Pizza making:

As mentioned in the previous blog, year 5 will be making pizzas on Thursday. The children have been assigned groups based on the toppings that they asked for. We have asked to children to bring in one bowl and one wooden spoon per group. In the previous blog, we asked that these were bought in on Wednesday, however as this is panto day, this will be a lot for the children to take responsibility of at the theater. Can we therefore ask that these come in on Tuesday or Thursday morning at the latest? Unfortunately, the school cannot provide this equipment, so if nothing is bought in then we will be unable to do this activity.


Across the week, can your child please bring in a carrier bag. This will be used to bring home belongings from their draws on Friday.


Children are being asked to be dropped to the Spotlight theater at 9.30am, we will then walk back to school after. If you are unable to drop your child to the theater and cannot find an alternative way to get them there, the school are running a ‘walking bus’. If you need your child to be on the walking bus, please can you let your class teacher know so that they can tell the appropriate staff.


Thank you for your continued support,

Year 5 team