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Welcome back Zebras! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and I am looking forward to seeing you all again on Monday 8th January. 

As writers this half term we are focusing our learning on the book ‘Arthur and The Golden Rope’. We will be writing our own myths based on this book. 
 As mathematicians this half term, we will be developing our multiplication and division skills and applying this knowledge to word problems. We will also be looking at statistics as well as area and perimeter.  


This half term, PE will continue to take place on a Tuesday and children will need a full PE kit consisting of a white top, black/navy bottoms and trainers. Regarding forest school and swimming, all children were given a letter at the end of last half term stating which one they would be taking part in every Monday (starting on the 8th January). 

Thank you,

Miss Rimes 



Today, we learnt all about what christingles represent and how they link to hope. We then completed a sheet, showing how they link to our lives.

Art - Installation Art


Continuing with our art topic, the children made installation art inside a box. They used a range of textures and painting techniques to create their own room. Then, using the lego figures, photos were taken to make it look like a large room.

English - The Lost Happy Endings


In English, the children created character profiles of either Jub or the Witch to help understand their character.

Art - Installation Art


The children have bee looking at sculpture and 3D art this half term. They created their own installation art sculpture in the classroom using the chairs and tables.

French - The days of the week


In French, the children have been learning to say and write the date. To help, they first learnt the days of the week. The children loved learning a very catchy song. Please take a look at their great singing and crazy moves!

Art - Autumn 2


As part of our art topic this half term, please can the children start bringing in some large cardboard boxes (shoe-box size and bigger). We will need some ready for next Friday (10th November), though children can continue to bring these in after this date as we will still need more.

English - The Lost Happy Endings


We have started looking at our new text in English - The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy. We looked at the front cover and read the blurb then created our own book trailer using prediction questions.

The Lost Happy Endings book trailer

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Forest School Fun!


We had a great time during our first forest school session this year - we may have got a little muddy!

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Forest School and Swimming will be on Mondays. Zebras will be going to Forest School this half term - please make sure children bring a change of shoes, such as wellies. Children may also wish to bring old clothes that you don't mind getting muddy. 

PE will be on Tuesdays- please ensure your child comes to school with their full PE kit. 

Poem about Harvest


We created our own poem about Harvest for our church service and performed it in front of the school. We even added in some actions!

Zebras Harvest Poem

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Science - National Space Centre Trip


We had so much fun at the National Space Centre and sat in the planetarium show and learnt lots about space travel throughout the day.

History - Baghdad


As part of our History topic looking at early Islamic civilisations, we looked at how advanced Baghdad was compared to London in around 1000 BC. The children created videos explaining the differences. 

Baghdad vs London

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Science - Sun, Earth and Moon


Zebras have been loving our space topic in Science. After learning about some of the celestial bodies in our solar system, the children used Seesaw to create pictures and facts. 

Our first few weeks in Year 5...


What a fantastic few weeks we have had in Zebras! We have played some team games, started learning about Matthew Henson and gained some groovy moves in music! To showcase our class learning and how we are living life in all its fullness, take a look at our video...

Zebras - Life in all its Fullness

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Welcome to Year 5 - Zebras!


I cannot wait to get started and for you to join me in Zebras class this year. In year 5, we study some fantastic topic - in fact, we start off with Space in science!


In our English lessons, we will be studying the amazing book 'Young, Gifted and Black' by Jamia Wilson and will be focusing on writing diary entries. 


In maths, we always start with place value and focusing on making sure we are secure with numbers to one million. After this, we will revise what we already know about the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication & division). 


Forest School and Swimming will be on Mondays. Zebras will be swimming first, from the 11th September. Please send your child to school with an appropriate swimming costume, a hat and a towel. . PE will be on Tuesdays- please ensure your child comes to school with their full PE kit in a named bag.


Each week, the children will be set home learning to complete. These will consist on Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars and Complete Maths challenges. Children should also be aiming to read at least 5 times a week. Starting this year, the children will no longer have an individual reading record - though more information will be sent home about this during the first week back.


The year 5 team will be ready and outside the classroom every morning from 8.30am to greet the children then registration will start at 8.40am reading for the first lesson at 8.45am. The school day will end at 3.25pm


Please do check our class page to see all the amazing learning we will be doing throughout the whole year.


I can't wait to begin - see you all Monday 4th September!


Miss Rimes :)