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Welcome back Year 5! 

Dear parents/carers,

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a nice break!

Some reminders and updates for the term ahead:

  • The classroom doors will be open at 8:40am. The school day starts at 8:45am. We finish at 3:25pm.
  • PE-Wednesday

           The whole of Year 5 will do PE on a Wednesday this half term.

  • Changes to swimming/ forest school days-
  • Every Friday for the first half term, Giraffes will be doing Forest School. Please wear school uniform this day. This involves being outside all afternoon, come rain or shine, so please make sure your child brings a coat and some old shoes or wellies to change into before the session. Your child also must have their legs covered so all children need to wear trousers or leggings/tights with skirts/dresses.
  • Every Friday for the first half term, Zebras will be swimming. Please make sure you bring your swimming kit, towel and swimming hat. Please also ensure ear rings are removed.
  • Home learning
  • Please make sure your child reads regularly and brings their reading record in to be checked weekly on a Monday.
  • Weekly spellings will be sent home, with quick quizzes on a Monday.
  • Please make sure your child accesses Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. They are great fun and a fantastic way to learn.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, either at the beginning or end of the school day and keep an eye on our class pages for updates on our learning.


Best wishes,

Miss Canham and Mrs Shields

07.01.22 Forest School fun!

Christmas Video

Our Christmas video is now LIVE!! You can find it on the video resource centre which you can access from the pupils' area of the website. 

11.11.21- Q and A with our mountain climbing experts!

08.11.21- We had the best day ever at the Space Centre! We learnt so much about the Solar System and all of the planets and had lots of fun exploring all of the different artefacts. 

03.02.11- In English today, we looked at the film trailer for the film Hugo Cabret and discussed the different camera angles used and why these have been used. Have a look at our class padlet to see what we got up to.

02.11.21- Creating our own model suspension bridges in DT. Ask us how the bridge is kept strong. What are the pillars and how does tension keep the bridge strong?

01.11.21- Ask us what we will be writing during our new English unit! 

20.10.21- More Forest school fun! The rain wasn’t going to sto​​​​​​p us.

20.10.21- Check out our computing learning on our class padlet all about how to keep healthy online.

20.10.21- Today, we worked really hard on our poetry. Check our our class padlet to see some of our magnificent learning!

18.10.21- Well done to Willow, the winner of the thankfulness award in Giraffes. Willow truly deserves this award and is a real role model for thankfulness.

12.10.21- We had a great discussion about gender stereotypes in PSHE, which started with an activity to draw a builder and a dancer- it was very interesting to see the outcomes of this! At home, ask us about the jobs that men and women weren’t allowed to do in previous years. Some of us were very surprised and angry about this!

07.10.21- Poppy has put so much effort into her Science learning that she has even made a model ( to scale ) of the solar system. Gold star Poppy! 

06.10.21- An afternoon at Forest School!

06.10.21- We wrote some poems based on our collective worship from yesterday.

04.10.21- We were very lucky today as we had a fantastic poet in to teach us lots about poetry. Matt worked with us to help us create our own poem all about Space!

04.10.21 Spending some time enjoying a book in our book corner!

01.10.21- More Forest School fun 

01.10.21- Building bridges in DT

20/09/2021 RE - we were very lucky to have Mr Hurst come in and answer our questions about God being holy and loving

22/09/21 Today, we had an absolute blast in forest school! We were making conkers, creating pictures, starting bands and making soup in the homemade soup kitchen.