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Throwing away our fears!

Based on the book 'After the Fall', we annotated a paper airplane with our fears and threw them away!

Hi and welcome to Year 5!


Year 5 have had a fantastic first 2 weeks in school. The teachers have been really impressed by the children’s attitude to learning and enthusiasm for the start of term and it has been wonderful welcoming them all back into class.


In school, we have been enjoying our new class book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. Year 5 have been writing stories which have involved being stranded on desert islands and using atlases to map Michael’s sailing journey across the world.


This half term, we are going to be focusing on our geography skills and investigating the question ‘What is a river?’. Now is a brilliant time to go exploring local rivers and wildlife if you can! However, Year 5 will also be having a trip towards the end of half term to a local river. Full details on this will be provided in the next couple of weeks.


In Design and Technology, the children have started to explore seasonal products in preparation for the designing and making of their own seasonal soup for a family autumnal walk.




Reading Record Book

This week, your child will be bringing home a purple Reading Record Book alongside their in-school reading book (AR book). This book is for you and your child to record their daily reading. Please can you encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes every day and to record the number of pages read in these books. If your child finishes a book, they will be able to complete a ‘AR Quiz’ in school and select a new book for the following day. We love books in Year 5, so if you also happen to be reading another book at home, we would love to hear about this too. There is a full list of ‘recommended books’ for Year 5, which you can find under the ‘Useful Resources’ section of the Year 5 class page. There are also further links to learning that you can do at home if you would wish to.


PE Kits

Year 5 have PE on a Wednesday with Mr Doku and a Friday with their class teacher. We would recommend that your child brings in their PE kit on a Monday and leaves it in school until Friday afternoon to ensure they have their PE kit in school when needed.


Thank you very much for all your support and we are really excited about the year ahead!


The Year 5 Team


School Motto

Be The Best You Can Be

Mission Statement

'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,'Hebrews 10:24

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