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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

For more information please read our curriculum newsletter bellow:

Newsletter Year 5

Our Year 5 Staff:

Mr M Stewart – Teacher

Miss G Graham – Teaching Assistant

Friday 13th July 2018

We ended this week with a surprise show in the hall – The Wizard Of Oz! M and M theatre company treated us to a great show full of music, laughter and the odd scary moment too!

In maths lessons, we’ve been learning to convert units of time and read timetables. Some of it was tricky to begin with, but we’re super stars now!

In literacy we’re nearly at the end of our novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom. It’s been a roller coaster and we can’t wait to find out what happens at the end.

We had our last PE session with Thomas this week – we shared our new skills in football and rugby.

Charlie was chosen to have a dip in the box today for his excellent attitude to learning.

Ben and Ellie were in our gold book for their fantastic contributions to lessons this week. Attendance: 95.6%

An increase on last weeks attendance, but still slightly below our target of 96%. Come on year 5, lets get it to 96% for our last week! Lateness: 1 hour and 4 minutes lateness this week! – an improvement on last week, but still disappointing.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

PE kits should be in school all week. This includes a spare pair of outdoor shoes.

With the hot weather here (and hopefully to stay for a little while!) please remember to bring in water bottles. You may also like to apply sun cream before you come to school in the morning.

Friday 6th July 2018

What a great end to our week – Race for Life afternoon at Plains Farm! The sun was shining and the children did very well with their two laps of the school field – a well-deserved bottle of water and a medal were waiting as they crossed the finish line.

We’ve continued working on our story Kensuke’s Kingdom, looking at events that have happened and answering questions about what we know so far. The children were so engrossed they demanded I read another chapter as the previous one ended on a cliff hanger! It’s great to see the children hooked by reading and wanting to find out more.

In maths lessons, we’ve continued converting metric measures. Today we looked at converting imperial measures to metric – we all found it a bit tricky so we’ll need to do a bit more on this next week.

Charlie and Miguel were our Golden Book stars this week and Daniel received the certificate and dip in the box – well done boys!

Attendance: 92.4%

A drop from last week, and below our target of 96% – come on year 5 – you can do it!

Lateness: 1 hour and 52 minutes lateness this week! – an improvement on last week, but still disappointing.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

Any Race For Life sponsor forms and money are due in by Friday 13th July.

PE kits should be in school all week. This includes a spare pair of outdoor shoes.

With the hot weather here (and hopefully to stay for a little while!) please remember to bring in water bottles. You may also like to apply sun cream before you come to school in the morning.

Friday 29th June 2018

Twelve year 5 children took part in an inter-academy football tournament at Farringdon today. We showed great sportsman ship and used our football skills well.

In maths this week, we’ve started looking at converting measures. It’s not as easy as it might sound, but the children have really tried hard with their maths learning this week.

We’ve also started a new class novel – Kensuke’s Kingdom. Everyone was really excited and wanted to read more straight away!

In science, we’ve been looking at how electrical conductors and insulators work – we’re looking forward to completing a challenge early next week!

Ben was our certificate star this week.

Attendance: 94.8%

A drop from last week, and below our target of 96% – come on year 5 – you can do it!

Lateness: 3 hours and 5 minutes lateness this week! – our lateness is disappointing this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

PE kits should be in school all week. This includes a spare pair of outdoor shoes.

With the hot weather here (and hopefully to stay for a little while!) please remember to bring in water bottles. You may also like to apply sun cream before you come to school in the morning.

Friday 22nd June

Another great week in Year 5 this week!

Tuesday saw our annual sports day – the children were thrilled to get out of the classroom and show everybody how active they are! Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.

We’ve started a new genre in literacy this week – instructions and explanation texts. We’ve started looking at examples so that we can develop our own.

In maths we’ve been looking at symmetry and properties of shape. It’s a lot trickier than it sounds!

We’ve said goodbye to Freya today – we hope she has a fantastic time at her new school – she’ll be missed here at Plains Farm

Freya was our certificate star this week.

Rhys and Nathan were mentioned in our gold book too – well done on your fantastic attitudes this week.

Attendance: 98.1%

Fantastic achievement year 5! We’ve hit our target! Keep it up!

Lateness: 1 hour and 30 minutes lateness this week – our lateness is disappointing this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

PE kits should be in school all week. This includes a spare pair of outdoor shoes.

Friday 15th June

What a fantastic week we’ve had in year 5!

It started with our class assembly on Monday – thank you to everyone who came – we really enjoyed sharing our learning about the Mayans with you.

On Tuesday we had a sports afternoon at Sandhill View Academy. Luckily for us the sun was shining and we had a fantastic time competing in a range of races against Thorney Close primary school.

We’ve been continuing our maths work on angles and even though it’s been tricky, we’re now masters at finding missing angles on a line or around a point.

Attendance: 90%

This is well below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness: 54 minutes lateness this week – a huge improvement on last week!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

PE kits should be in school all week. This includes a spare pair of outdoor shoes.

KS2 sports day is Tuesday 19th June 2018. Please come to the field and we’ll see you there!

Friday 25th May

This week in science we created an interesting experiment to see what materials were conductors and insulators. We used ice cubes wrapped in different materials (tine foil, cling film, brown paper and fabric) and took the temperature every 5 minutes for 20 minutes to see which material was the best insulator. We had a lot of fun predicting, measuring and recording our answers.

We had our last swimming lesson this week and enjoyed some free time with the equipment. Mr Stewart, Mrs Walker and Julie (the swimming instructor) are all incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made.

In maths lessons, we’ve moved on to looking at angles. We now know how to use a protractor and can identify acute, obtuse and right angles.

Well done to Nathan who went to Germany last week as part of his football training with Middlesbrough. He and his team mates played matches with other teams from around the world and they won the league! Well done Nathan, we’re all super proud of you at Plains Farm.

Attendance: 81.5%

This is well below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness: 1 hour 5 minutes lateness this week – a huge improvement on last week!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

Please return your trip letters by Monday 4th June as our trip is Thursday 7th June.

Please also return the photograph consent letter and the GDPR letter as soon as possible.

PE kits are needed in school on from a Monday next half term.

Friday 18th May

We’ve had a creative week in Year 5 this week – starting the week with a mini DT project involving Paper Mache. We were quite good – although there was a bit of mess to clean up afterwards! Next week we’ll be turning our Paper Mache into Mayan masks and headdresses!

We’ve started a new book in literacy this week – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Activities have included looking at different characters and comparing them to the hero of the story, Charlie. The best part about this is that we’ll be going to a real chocolate factory next half term!

In swimming lessons this week, we were all tested by swimming lengths of the pool. A lot of us managed 8 lengths (200m) and the instructor – Julie – said we’ve all made amazing progress. Next week is our last session.

Attendance: 91.2%

This is well below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness: 27 minutes lateness this week – a huge improvement on last week!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

A letter has gone home this evening about our trip to The York Chocolate Story. Please return permission slips as soon as possible. The trip is on Thursday 11th June. It’s an early start – children to be in school for 7.55am – as we will hit the morning traffic on the way to York. We should be back at school for 4.30pm.

A letter has also gone out this evening about class photographs. These will be taken on Wednesday 6th June, however, due to new GDPR rules, if a consent form is not returned children will unfortunately be unable to be in the photograph.

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

PE kits are needed in school on a Wednesday as we are lucky enough to have a coach this half term.

Friday 11th May

We’ve been creating non-chronological reports in literacy about the moon Pandora. We’ve used so many fantastic descriptions in our writing that we blew Mr Stewart and Mrs Walker’s socks off!

In maths we’ve been continuing our learning about decimals – adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals this week and ending with sequencing decimals. It’s been tricky but we’ve almost cracked it!

In topic, we’ve been looking at Mayan art – in particular Mayan Murals. We’ve created our own versions to display on our Mystical Mayans topic display in the classroom.

Attendance: 88.5%

This is well below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness:  1 hour 43 minutes lateness this week – we can do much better than this year 5!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

PE kits are needed in school on a Wednesday as we are lucky enough to have a coach this half term.

Friday4th May 2018

This week, we’ve been learning more about our Mayan topic. We’ve been looking at Mayan Gods and were disgusted to find out about some of the rituals they performed! They were a funny looking lot too!

mayan gods

In literacy lessons we’ve been learning about parenthesis to add more detail to our work – it’s been quite tricky but lots of us have used it in our writing.

In maths lessons we’ve been adding decimals and using our knowledge to give reasons for answers and solve problems.

Today we were comparing materials and classifying them according to their properties in science. We’ve learnt some new vocabulary relating to materials – test us at home!

Jayden D received a dip in the box today for his fantastic attitude to learning in phonics.

Attendance: 90.8%

This is below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness:  40 minutes lateness this week – we can do much better than this year 5!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

And finally, a sad goodbye to our lovely Delta today. We wish you lots of luck in your new school – we know you’ll be fab!

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

PE kits are needed in school on a Wednesday as we are lucky enough to have a coach this half term.

Friday 27th April 2018

A new genre in literacy has seen us looking at Pandora – one of the moons of a planet 4.4 light years from Earth! So far we’ve been enjoying looking at features of non-chronological texts and finding out a bit more about the scary world of Pandora! Look out for some amazing examples of work in the next few weeks!

We’ve began our new topic this week finding out all about the Mayans. We’ve located the Mayan cities on a map and written some tourist information for new visitors. We can’t wait to learn more!

Ellie received a dip in the box her great attitude to learning – particularly in maths.

Attendance: 94.8%

This is below our 96% target – let’s try and improve this next week.

Lateness:  58 minutes lateness this week – we can do much better than this year 5!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

And finally, a sad goodbye to our lovely Delta today. We wish you lots of luck in your new school – we know you’ll be fab!

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

PE kits are needed in school on a Wednesday as we are lucky enough to have a coach this half term.

Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome back to the first week of our summer term!

We’ve ended the week with two amazing days of sunshine – fingers crossed it stays over the weekend!

This week the children have once again shown how they have developed fantastic attitudes to school and learning. I am so impressed by their enthusiasm and determination.

This week in literacy, we’ve been writing stories about our everyday heroes. The children have been very imaginative and used some fantastic examples of descriptive language in their writing.

We’ve moved on to looking at decimals in maths. We’ll continue looking at decimals over the coming weeks.

Laylan received a dip in the box for his resilience and fantastic attitude to learning. Hudson and Riley were in our Golden book for their fantastic effort in learning this week.

Attendance: 98.1%

This is fantastic and above our 96% target! Well done year 5 – keep it up.

Lateness: 6 minutes lateness this week – a great start to our summer term!

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

PE kits are needed in school on a Wednesday as we are lucky enough to have a coach this half term.

You will receive a copy of dates for your diary. Please note Year 5 assembly is Monday 11th June at 2pm.

We also have a trip to York on Thursday 7th June. More details about this will follow very shortly.

Thursday 29th March

 

The end of the term has finally arrived!  This week has been a really good week for us all.  We completed our maths work about decimals by solving many problems involving them.  We have now cracked decimals!

We were also busy creating our craft to sell at the Easter fair.  We all thoroughly enjoyed making our Easter bunnies, decorating them and giving the all chocolate lollies.  is week in maths we completed our work on fractions by finding fractions of amounts.  We all thought this work was easy!!  We then began to look at decimals, we have been really busy ordering and comparing them, writing fraction equivalents and even counting in them.  We believe we are decimal experts now!

 

Reminders

Easter homework about your ‘every day hero’ to be returned by Wednesday 18th April

Please return the consent form to participate in ‘Bikeability’ after the holidays

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 93.8%
Lateness: 7 children were late this week resulting in a huge 62 minutes of lost learning.  Come on year 5 this needs to improve next term!!!

Friday 16th March

This week in maths we have been solving tricky fraction word problems and worked our socks off to solve them! In literacy we have been identifying persuasive texts and writing paragraphs with alliteration and in  our topic we have been researching  the myths and legends of ancient Greece.

In RE we have been looking at the Easter story and discovering the meaning of Easter.

This week Laylan received the special teachers award and Miguel and Jessica got mentions in the book.

Attendance : Our attendance this week was 94.6%

Lateness: Our lateness this week 4 children was late and a huge 54 minutes of learning was lost !!!!!!!

Friday 9th March 2018

This week in maths we have been developing our skills with fractions.  We can now add and subtract fractions with common denominators and fractions with different denominators.  Next week we will continue being fantastic with fractions.

In our topic lessons we had the opportunity to work with clay. We have worked hard to try to produce a Greek Vase.  We hope to complete these next week.

We ended the week with our replacement World book day.  This morning a crime was discovered and we have had fun looking at clues and trying to solve the mystery.  We can wait to find out if we are correct on Monday!

This week Hudson received the Special teacher award for his increasing positive attitude to learning and his eagerness to improve.  Charlie  got mentions in the book.

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 96.1%
Lateness: 2 children were late this week resulting in 7 minutes of lost learning.

A much improved week this week Year 5 Well done keep it up!

 

Friday 23rd February 2018

This week in maths we have been learning about equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.  In literacy we have begun a unit on explanation texts linking it to our novel street child.

Next week is a busy week for Year 5.  Movie club is Wednesday afternoon.    Tickets are priced at £2.50 and are available from Mrs Walker.  Your child must purchase a ticket to participate.  World book day is Thursday which is also our visit to the Stadium of Light.  Children are encouraged to dress up as a book character for the day.  The children will be participating in different workshops so will need appropriate footwear and a packed lunch for the day.

Congratulations and Good luck to Nathan who has been selected for Middlesbrough under 10 football team.

This week Bailey received the Special teacher award for his increasing independence in learning. Ava and Freya both got mentions in the book.

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 95%
Lateness: 5 children were late this week resulting in 72 minutes of lost learning.

Friday 9th February 2018

Already we have reached the end of a busy half term.  They have been showing what they have learnt by completing our termly assessments this week.  The children have all worked extremely hard and should be very proud of themselves.

Also this week in Literacy we have revisited the use of relative clauses, using the apostrophe and the features of descriptive writing in preparation for our narrative writing completed today.  In Maths we consolidated our knowledge of rounding to estimate and the use of the inverse operation to check calculations.

This week Freya was awarded the Special Teacher Award for always being helpful to her friends and staff.  Aimee and Riley both received a mention in the book.

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 93.9%
Lateness: 2 children were late this week resulting in 37 minutes of lost learning.

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.  We also have PE on a Thursday when children will need a indoor PE kit.

Homework has been handed out today – it should be returned on Wednesday morning.

There is a Non-Uniform Day 22nd February in aid of the NSPCC children may bring in a donation for them of £1.

Friday 2nd February 2018

This week we have continued reading our novel ‘Street Child’  We have looked at different aspects of grammar and punctuation in preparation for our writing next week.  We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Greek gods and goddesses and are at present creating our own presentations about Ancient Greece.

This week Rosie was awarded the Special Teacher Award for being a positive role model and supportive friend.  Jessica and Ben both received a mention in the book.

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 97.5
Lateness: 4 children were late this week resulting in 25 minutes of lost learning.

 

Friday 26th January 2018

This week we have been looking in depth at the main character from our novel  “Street Child” We are really enjoying this novel so far and are very excited to read and do some work on the next chapter next week. We have started our topic on ancient Greece beginning by completing a timeline of the key events throughout this period.  We have also looked at democracy comparing ancient Greek to modern times. Next week we are going to look at the Greek Gods and Goddesses in more detail.

This week Lewis was awarded the Special Teacher Award for his contributions during Literacy and Topic.  Hudson and Bailey both received a mention in the book.

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.  We also have PE on a Thursday when children will need a indoor PE kit.

Homework has been handed out today – it should be returned on Wednesday morning.

 

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 93.6% (below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 7 children were late this week resulting in 111 minutes of lost learning.

 

Friday 19th January 2018

We have welcomed Mrs McDonald in our class this week who will be covering Mr Stewart’s absence. This week we have been learning about narrative poetry and have enjoyed hot seating each other in order to develop our poetry. In science, we have began to look at the Solar System and this will continue next week during our science lessons. In maths we have been developing our multiplication skills and we are now able to multiply 2 digit numbers by 2 digits numbers.

Attendance: Our attendance this week was 91.1% (below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 8 children were late this week resulting in 131 minutes of lost learning.

 

Friday 12th January 2018

Welcome back to the first week of our spring term!

This week, we’ve been completing a mini topic on the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his famous painting the Starry Night.

starr night

We began the topic by evaluating the artwork – saying what we liked about it, how the colours made us feel and how the image was created.

We’ve enjoyed finding lots out about Van Gogh and used the information we researched to write biographies.

In literacy this week, we’ve been looking at classic narrative poetry – The ballad of Charlotte Dymond. It was a little bit gruesome in parts, and some of the language was a lot different to the language we have today, but the story behind the poem was fascinating. Rosie even brought in some ‘shillings’ to show everybody.

Attendance: 93.3%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 118 minutes lateness this week, which equates to almost 2 hours! This was caused by 7 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Reminders

Please remember Tuesday is our swimming day, so the children need their full swimming kit in school. This includes a swimming cap too.

Homework has been handed out today – it should be returned on Wednesday morning.

Friday 22nd December 2017

We’ve made it – Christmas is in sight!

It’s been a wonderful last week in year 5. We’ve enjoyed Christmas parties, Christmas crafts, a movie and playing with our new toys this morning!

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Our last swimming session of the term was very productive! Every child in year 5 has made fantastic progress in swimming this term, many achieving 50m awards. These will be handed out early in the spring term.

In Literacy lessons, we’ve finished our persuasive writing and have used some fantastic language features. Have a look at Freya’s – she has won our handwriting competition for her fantastic improvement in presentation – well done Freya!

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Attendance: 94.6%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 145 minutes lateness this week, which equates to 2 hours and 25 minutes! This was caused by 7 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

That leaves just one thing: A very Merry Christmas from myself and Mrs Walker.

We hope you all have a fantastic time spent with family and friends.

We’ll see you back refreshed after the Christmas break on Tuesday 9th January 2018!

(Remember Monday 8th January 2018 is a teacher training day)

Friday 15th December 2017

The Christmas spirit is well and truly alive in year 5!

We’ve been continuing our learning on persuasive texts in literacy and have ended the week writing the first draft of our texts – some of these will be uploaded next week once we’ve edited them on Monday.

In maths lessons, we’ve been continuing to look at factors and common factors and using our knowledge of these to solve problems.

In RE lessons, we’ve been learning all about Advent and the symbols in the Christian church – our understanding of this important time before Christmas has really developed and we’ve also shared some of our family traditions at Christmas too.

Jayden H was the lucky winner of our school raffle. He will be going shopping on Tuesday with Mrs Walker and has £50 to spend! He’ll also get his lunch at McDonalds!

Don’t forget about our 10 days of advent draw! We have a daily draw in assembly of those children who have attended all week and who are not late. So far, Freya has won a selection box in year 5! There will also be a prize draw next week for a £20 voucher – so come to school every day, don’t be late and it could be you!

Attendance: 94.6%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 219 minutes lateness this week, which equates to 3 hours and 39 minutes! This was caused by 7 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

On Thursday the year 5 children will have their Christmas party in the afternoon.

Friday is our last day before Christmas. The children can come into school in their pyjamas and we’ll be enjoying a Christmas movie and hot chocolate.

Friday 8th December 2017

Christmas is in full swing in year 5!

This week has also seen us practising our Christmas play ‘Straw and Order’ and all of the songs that go with it – it’s sounding amazing and I know the children in year 5 can’t wait for the performance on Wednesday.

In Literacy we’ve been looking at lots of Christmas adverts from this and past years as part of our persuasive writing unit. It’s been lovely to remember adverts such as The Man on the Moon, The Bear and the Hare and Mog’s Christmas Calamity and the special message of love and family they represent.

Hudson was our certificate winner this week for his excellent enthusiasm and effort in lessons. He had a dip in the box and chose a !

Our Golden Book entrants this week were Aimee and Charlie – well done, we’re very proud of you!

Attendance: 93.9%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 67 minutes lateness this week. This was caused by 5 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

The book fair is in school next week – please have a look during class performances and get those last minute gifts in! Remember, we receive 100% commission so the children in school benefit from new books too!

The KS2 Christmas production – Straw and Order – is on Wednesday at 10am and 2pm. If you haven’t bought tickets already, they’re £1 each and can be purchased from Mrs Walker.

It’s our trip to the pantomime on Friday – another festive treat!

Friday 1st December

It’s finally here – December!

The children have been working hard this week to multiply and divide in maths using formal written methods – both myself and Mrs Walker have been ‘wowed’ by their efforts and determination.

In literacy, we’ve started looking at persuasive texts. As part of this, we’ve looked at some memorable Christmas adverts and the children have loved getting into the festive spirit!

We’ve also been making our own Christmas decorations this week for the school tree – as the song goes – ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!’

We’re all looking forward to completing more Christmas crafts in the coming weeks.

Bailey was our certificate winner this week for his amazing independence in his learning. He enjoyed a dip in the box in assembly today.

Attendance: 92.1%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 65 minutes lateness this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events:

On Tuesday it’s our school fair – come along from 1.30pm and enjoy a look around the stalls. Bring plenty of spending money as there’ll be lots of crafts for sale all hand made by the children!

On the 12th, it’s our Christmas production – Straw and Order. If you haven’t got your tickets yet they’re on sale from Mrs Walker at a cost of £1 per ticket (maximum 2 tickets per family).


Friday 24th November

It’s been another busy week in Year 5!

In maths this week we’ve been super mathematicians! We’ve been multiplying 3 and 4 digit numbers by one and two digits – it’s been quite tricky but everybody has tried extremely hard to improve their multiplication skills.

We’ve created two different pieces of art in different styles inspired by Asia. One piece has used oil based paint and was inspired by Kandinsky. The other was inspired by the Japanese style called Ukiyo-e which takes everyday scenes and recreates them!

Delta was our certificate winner this week for her excellent effort in maths lessons. She had a dip in the box and chose a lovely notebook!

Our Golden Book entrants this week were Bailey and Eliza-Beth – well done, we’re very proud of you!

Attendance: 93.9%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 37 minutes lateness this week. This was caused by 4 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

The school Christmas fair is on Tuesday 5th December at 1.30pm. Children can be collected from their classrooms at this time. Any donations would be greatly received!


Friday 17th November

What a great week it’s been in Year 5!

We’ve been working hard to share ideas for Anti-bullying week and we’ve created some lovely pieces of work for our whole school display. Each and every one of us in year 5 have learned something new about bullying and we’re more determined than ever to keep bullying out of our school.

Thank you to the parents who could join us today for our family learning – there were lots of impressive things made by the children and the parents!

Our swimming lessons are going great – Mr Stewart is very impressed with the progress we’ve all made since he’s been off!

Attendance: 95.7%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. Where almost there! Lets work harder next week to achieve our target!

Lateness: 53 minutes lateness this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

The school Christmas fair is on Tuesday 5th December at 1.30pm. Children can be collected from their classrooms at this time. Any donations would be greatly received!


Friday 3rd November 2017

This week, in Year 5, we have completed a mini topic called ‘Safety during Halloween and Bonfire Night’.

We discussed how to be safe at Halloween when trick or treating. To help other people understand, we created posters to let everyone know our safety rules. We then put them up around school to make sure everyone could see them. Hopefully we have helped everyone be safe at this time of year.

We watched video clips about bonfire night. One clip showed us how dangerous fireworks can be if you don’t follow the firework code. A young boy got into lots of trouble for misusing fireworks. We then worked in groups to create a presentation to warn people about the possible dangers on November 5th.

During afternoon sessions, we have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot. We have read about Guy Fawkes and his friends and their plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament over 400 years ago. This is the reason we celebrate bonfire night. In Art, we have created bonfire pictures using coloured pencils. They looked very effective!

Attendance: 91.8%
Lateness: 1 child was late resulting in 20 minutes of lost learning.

Friday 13th October 2017
This week we have been developing our multiplication and subtraction skills in maths. We have been reading Esio Trot by Roald Dahl in literacy and learning all about tortoises. Did you know Esio Trot spelled backwards is actually tortoise? We have been continuing our learning about Japan and have been completing some Japanese artwork.

Our Hand Writer of the Week was Rosie for her beautiful handwriting and presentation.

Attendance: 97.5% (Well done, this is above our target of 96%).
Lateness: 3 children were late resulting in 84 minutes of lost learning. Let’s try to get this down Year 5.

Upcoming Events
We will be visiting the Oriental Museum on Tuesday. Please ensure all consent forms are returned by Monday 16th October. On Friday we will be breaking up for half term.


Friday 6th October 2017
This week we have welcomed Mr Mills who will be covering Mr Stewart’s absence. We have been continuing with our topic of Asia and finding out about life in Japan. We have been very interested in earthquakes and how Japanese people cope with them. Mr Mills has been telling us about his experience of an earthquake when he was in California.

We have enjoyed another week of swimming and we are all doing really well. Miss Cassidy was thoroughly impressed with our skills and behaviour.

Year 5’s superstar, who received a dip in the box this week, is Lewis for his excellent use of the column method to solve addition and subtraction. Delta was in the golden book for her help around the classroom and Ben for his positive contributions to class discussions.

Attendance: 93.6%
Lateness: 37 minutes of lost learning this week.

Upcoming Events
Today children will be bringing home a letter as the school photographer will be in on Tuesday 17th October. Don’t panic, Year 5 will have their pictures taken first before we leave for our trip to the Oriental Museum.


Friday 29th Sept 2017

It’s the end of another fantastic week in year 5. Our Asian Adventure topic is in full flow and we’re eagerly anticipating our class trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham (Tuesday 17th October).

We’ve enjoyed baking this week ready for our Macmillan coffee afternoon. On the menu were jam tarts and fruit scones. The entire class took part from organizing the equipment to weighing, measuring and mixing! We’re all delighted with the results – the tarts and scones look delicious!

Our hand writer of the week is Ashton for much improved presentation.

Year 5’s superstar, who received a dip in the box this week, is Jessica for her fantastic effort whilst swimming. Myself and Mrs Walker are very proud of you Jessica!

Attendance:  91.8%

Upcoming events:

Next Wednesday (4.10) and Thursday (5.10) is parents evening. Appointments went out earlier this week. Please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you require an alternative appointment – I’ll do my very best to accommodate any changes.

Y5 trip to the Oriental Museum is on 17th October. Please return consent forms as soon as possible.

Swimming now takes place on a Tuesday at the new venue of the Puma Centre. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them.


Friday 22nd Sept 2017

What a great second week we’ve had in year 5.

Our topic – Asian Adventures – is well in flow and the children are enjoying learning about the countries which make up the largest continent in the world.

In maths this week we’ve ordered and compared the sizes of countries within Asia developing our place value skills.

This week was our last swimming session at Sandhill View Academy. From next week, we will transfer to the Puma Centre with a change of day – swimming will now take place on a Tuesday.

Our certificate winner, who got a dip in the box in assembly, this week is:

Alfie for his fantastic effort and attitude in maths.

Our hand writer of the week this week is:

Hudson for his fantastic presentation in all learning.

Attendance: 94.6%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. Unfortunately this week we’ve fallen short of our 96% target. Lets work together to improve this next week!

Upcoming events and reminders

Please remember to send swimming kits in every Tuesday. Swimming is part of the PE curriculum in year 5 which is a legal requirement in all primary and secondary schools in England.

Clubs continue to run this half term. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so ASAP!

On Friday it’s our Macmillan coffee afternoon. Please come to the main hall for 1.30pm to enjoy coffee, cake and raise money for a fantastic cause! Children can be collected from their normal entrance / exit doors from 1.20pm.

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Welcome to our first Year 5 blog of the school year.

We’ve been particularly busy this week settling into our new classroom (and making it our own), deciding on our new school councillors, Playground Buddies and getting to know each other again after the summer break. Early indications show it’s going to be a great year in year 5!

We had our first swimming lesson at Sandhill View Academy on Thursday which went very well. Everyone who attended enjoyed getting into the water and showing off their swimming skills! We even enjoyed the walk there and back!

Our certificate winner, who got a dip in the box in assembly, this week is:

Delta for her fantastic start and attitude to year 5.

Our golden book stars this week are:

Bailey, for his super effort in swimming and Hudson for giving 100% in every lesson.

Our hand writer of the week this week is:

Ellie for her fantastic presentation.

Attendance: 96.1%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. I’m delighted to say we have achieved our target this week with an attendance of 96.1%

Lateness: 9 minutes lateness this week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Upcoming events and reminders

Please remember to send swimming kits in every Thursday. Swimming is part of the PE curriculum in year 5 which is a legal requirement in all primary and secondary schools in England.

Sandhill View Academy have their open evening on Monday 18th September at 6.00pm. All children in years 5 and 6 who will be attending Sandhill View are welcome to attend with their families.

Clubs start from Monday in school. You will have received a letter this afternoon which share details and booking information.