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Welcome to Year 5

Hawk Class Eagle Class Kestrel Class

Miss Gunnill

Mrs Rogers

Miss Watson

Mrs O'Hara

Miss Potts

Miss Rose

Miss Mumford

Mrs Spratling

Mrs Payne (1:1)


Welcome to Term 5 from your adults

Week Ending 28th February 2020


Year 5 have started a new text called The Journey with beautiful illustrations.

They have interpreted the images and words to understand the theme of the story.

We have continued to build on our knowledge of fractions and different calculations and reasoning within our new groups which the children have enjoyed working in.

This term we will be ‘going global’ within DT and our food choices—please ensure the permission slip is returned ASAP so your child does not miss out on the food tasting.

Week Ending 31st January 2020


Year 5 have been exploring the poem The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes and spending time understanding the language and vocabulary used.

We have continued to build on our mathematical skills with division with remainders and now moving on to fractions.

Please ensure the Wingham School trip slips are handed in ASAP, we are all looking forward to learning more about the changes the Rainforests face and learn more about the animals habitats.


Week Ending 17th January 2020


Happy New Year to all of Year 5.

Children have come back ready to focus and enjoy the new topics including Rainforests in Geography and the Highway Man poem in Literacy.

Children will now be having outdoor PE in place of swimming so please ensure they have appropriate clothing.

Kestrel’s are on Tuesday and Eagle’s and Hawk are on Thursday.

Week Ending 6th December 2019


The excitement continues in Year 5 this term.

Having learnt all about Bill Gates as part of International Men’s Day and enjoyed spending his money in our Numeracy lessons.

We have begun working with manipulating statistics.

In Literacy we have written newspaper articles based on ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ and looked at how we can reduce inequality across the world in our topic.

Science has been “out of this world” with pupils speed dating as planets and then becoming the solar system on the playground.


Week Ending 22nd November 2019


Year 5 have continued to use the book “Journey to Jo’burg” as the focus for writing for purpose in Literacy.

There have been some thought-provoking conversations about the apartheid and the struggles people endured.

This has continued in Topic lessons focusing on Nelson Mandela.

In Numeracy, we have developed our knowledge of area and perimeter.

We have also begun a deeper understanding of fractions and calculating them.

Week Ending 11th October 2019


Children did themselves proud last week in the assessments and dealt with challenging questions—improving their growth mindset and resilience.

They have produced some lovely pieces of writing based on The Tear Thief this term and enjoyed the artwork during the Open Afternoon to go alongside it.

We could not be prouder of the passion with TT Rock Stars in the competition against Year 6 and look forward to many more over the year—we know Year 5 are the best.

We wish you all a lovely break, make sure you read, Rockstar and enjoy yourself ready for Term 2.


Week Ending 27th September 2019


Year 5 enjoyed the start of their swimming sessions and were very sensible being assessed and organised into ability groups—it was lovely to see so many positive attitudes towards swimming.

We have been writing descriptive poetry in Literacy, developing our understanding of verses and poetic devices—hopefully you will be able to read these during the Open Afternoon.

It is assessment week next week so please try and avoid absences so children do not have to play catch up.

Thank you to all parents that support AR and Rockstars it is great seeing Year 5 doing so well.

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