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Teachers: Mrs Carter-Green

Graduate Learning Assistant: Mr Ford


Please keep checking this page for updates about our class. 


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Janna and Jack showing The Vortex with ribbons.

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M-J showing off a double hooper!

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Jessica doing tricks with a hula hoop.

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Picture 1 Dylan doing a move called The Ninja!

We are having an exciting start to the last half term of year 5.  This week we have been talking about Sports Day and giving our suggestions of events we would like to take part in.  

Today we started to sing the songs that form part of the show year 6 will do and they are really catchy.  


Nets, triangles, properties, angles, 2D, 3D, parallels, diagonals and much more!

Our text map - Why dragons are extinct

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Making 3D shapes from a net

Nets of shapes homework

Easter egg competition

24.03.17 - Red Nose Day!

16.03.17 - Homework

Maths - Negative numbers. Use the number line to help you. 

Topic - Recycling - Talk to your family about recycling in your home. How could you be greener?

w.c. 13.03.17 Talk4Writing 'Zelda and the rain cat'

w.c. 13.03.17 Rubbish!! Sorting and weighing the recycling and rubbish in science week

02.02.17 - Homework

L.O. – To show what I know about solids, liquids and gases.

Our new topic after half term will be science-focused and will concentrate on solids, liquids and gases. Please record what you know about this topic from your previous learning and what you know from your everyday life.

You may wish to include the following vocabulary: dissolve, conductor, electricity, soluble, evaporate, properties of materials, sieving, reversible, irreversible.

Present what you know in any way you wish.

19.01.17      Homework

LO – To design my own Olympic event.

Next week, we will be learning about the Olympic Games which started in Ancient Greece. Your challenge is to design your own event. It could be a team event or for one or two people to compete. You need to think about:

  • What the rules are
  • Where it would take place (in water, on a track, on a special court etc)
  • Who would take part
  • What the competitors would wear (do they need protective/waterproof/adapted clothing?)
  • What the event is called.

Be as creative as you can! I can’t wait to see what you think of.

17/01/2017 - Theseus and the Minotaur Freezeframes

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12.01.17 - Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

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12.01.17 - Maths

We really enjoyed using Cuisnaire rods to practically calculate improper fractions and their equivalent mixed numbers. We noticed that we needed to use our times table and division knowledge to help us to convert.

12.01.17 Homework - Map of Europe

05.01.17  - Homework

LO – To research Modern and Ancient Greece

Our new topic this term is ‘Ancient Greece’. Please find out as much as you can about both Modern and Ancient Greece. Speak to someone you know who has visited Greece. What do they know about the country? Use the internet, books and any other information and present it in an interesting way.

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back. We hope you all had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Thank you for all your cards and presents. 


Please keep checking our class page to keep up to date with our learning this term. 

Festive Singing at St George's

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Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 14th December - Christmas dinner day

Thursday 15th December - Christmas Singing at St George's 11.45am

Friday 16th December - Christmas jumper day

                                 Lima Class assembly

08.12.16 Help with your homework

7.12.16 Growth Mindset - Coaster flip challenge

Growth Mindset coaster flip challenge

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Mrs Watkins set us the challenge of flipping a coaster and catching it in one hand. It was very challenging but we kept trying and some of us could flip several at a time and even two in two hands at the same time!

06.12.16 Santa and the Goblin Market

1st December 2016


Our Christmas tree has arrived in the school hall but it is very bare. Can you help? Please bring in a bauble to hang on the tree. Write your name on it or put a sticker on the string so you know which one is yours. 

We can't wait to see the tree looking full and festive!


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24.11.16        Homework

* Please prepare your kit for Robin Wood

* Practise your spellings

* Read your reading book

* Look at the moon and think about which phase it is in

and finally ... Get a good night's sleep before your amazing adventure next week!


Reading at home

Following a training course, we have been told that your child's reading record can be a key piece of evidence in helping decide if your child is a fluent reader or not. The comments that you put in the reading record can be extremely important.

In addition to this, we have also been told that children should be keeping reading books for anywhere up to 2 weeks. This will enable your child to have a much deeper understanding of the book. Being able to read books is an important skill but if books are kept longer, children will know the texts better and therefore will be able to engage in discussion about the book. This is an important skill for any child to be Working at the Expected Standard in year 5. Please keep this in mind if your child's book is not changed as frequently.

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24.11.16    Is your child past their Spell by Date?


Below are two lists of words that all year 5 children should already know. We are finding that lots of children cannot read and spell these words quickly or accurately enough. For your child to be at Working at the Expected Standard in year 5 they must be able to read, write and spell all of these words and more!! Please have a look at the lists and check with your child and help them learn them! We will be testing the children on these words before Christmas. Your help and support is appreciated. 


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One week to go until ...

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Investigating adding decimals in Dinosaur Maths

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Maths Curriculum Presentation

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This Friday, we will be supporting Children in need. Please come to school in either spotty or yellow clothing and join in the fun! We will also be selling buns and cakes on Friday after school so please stop by and buy one. If you would like to donate some buns to sell, they will be appreciated :)


Related imageAs you know, it is Anti-Bullying Week in school. We would like you to write a poem about bullying and how you can use your power for good. Use the space below to record some ideas in preparation for writing your poem at home. Magpie some ideas from the poems we discussed in class.


Why do you do this to me?

I mean, punching and 

kicking me, making me feel sad.


Why do you do this to me?

I mean, telling me to do

bad things, turning me bad.


Why do you do this to me?

I mean - I mean,

Oh haven't you guessed?!

I mean ....

Bullying me!


The Bullies!

It's Monday morning,

I walk through the door,

The boys nick my books,

They chuck them on the floor!


I walk down the corridor,

They are thumping me,

My arms are all bruised,

And so is my knee!


They really are quite clever,

There is noone there to see,

All the nasty things they say,

And the way they bully me!


They get me into trouble,

By pretending it was me,

I know I didn't do it,

But what will become of me!


I am so unhappy,

My mum thinks I am ill,

I really don't want to go to school,

I even take a pill!


My friend says I must report them,

Else things will stay the same,

I tell my favourite teacher

Who says she'll stop their game!


At last things are better,

The boys have left the school,

I should not have kept this quiet,

I know I was a fool!


Before I felt grey on the edges

and nobody noticed me.

And now - it's like a painting.

I'm in the middle and painted

in bright colours.




In P.E., we thought about how the Earth orbits the sun and the sun's apparent movement across the sky. We dribbled a basketball (the Earth) around a still basketball (the sun). We then held basketballs in position to show the position of the sun in the sky at different times of the day. 


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A shadow is made when an object blocks light. The object must be opaque or translucent to make a shadow. A transparent object will not make any shadow, as light will pass straight through it. We have been investigating shadows and will make a shadow clock in the playground. 

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Monday 7th November and Tuesday 8th November. Please see Miss Pratt or Mrs McLane if you are unsure of your appointment time. We look forward to meeting with you.

Bonfire Night



Tomorrow is our Bonfire party at school.  There will be a bonfire, fireworks, pie and peas, craft stalls and much more. Come along and join in the fun!


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2.11.16 We went out onto the playground and drew the orbit of the planets to see the differences

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We hope you had a lovely, restful half term holiday. This half term in year 5 will be a very busy one. The run up to Christmas is always a magical time in school and we are really looking forward to the Christmas preparations in weeks to come. For now, we have a lot of exciting learning to do!


English - We are writing a story about an alien landing

Maths - We will focus on all 4 operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Science - Our topic is Earth and beyond in which we will learn about the planets in our solar system, the phases of the moon, day and night and much more!

PE - Our PE will focus on skills and strategies and we will begin to play tennis.  Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit for the weather including trainers and a jumper/hoodie.

DT - In DT we will be making a model of the solar system with moving mechanisms

Computing - In computing we will make a game using scratch

PSHE - We will learn about the importance of medicines to help us and not to harm us as part of our drug education


Trips and visits - We look forward to our visit from the planetarium next week and to our residential to Robin Wood at the end of the month. 

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English - In English we are doing a book study on The Borrowers. It's a really exciting story about a family of tiny people who live under the floorboards. We are doing lots of reading and writing linked to this. We are also looking a types of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions.


Maths - In Maths we have been looking at reading, writing and ordering numbers up to one million! We have also been having a go a rounding these numbers to different powers of 10. 


Please remember to go on Mathletics to practise your Maths skills!


Topic - We have researched and written information texts about the Anglo-Saxons. 


R.E. - We have been thinking about creating a 'code for living' to help us decide what kind of people we want to be and how we want to live our lives.


P.E. - Throwing and catching skills and gymnastics


Music - This week we learned new songs and rhymes to help us keep the correct tempo and rhythmn with our bamboo tamboos. We have also enjoyed our Steel Pan lessons. 



How small is our world? Family tree home learning

Designing and making Arietty's house for Mindset Monday

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Talk for writing - The King of the Fishes

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Can you beat Betty Stump (Miss Pratt)? She will challenge you in the arena!            

 Can you beat Mrs McLane?                   Look out for my alter ego 'Nora Shadows' in the arenas! 

Decimal Number Square in Maths

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Can you find one hundredth more or less than any number on the decimal number square? For example, what is one hundredth more than 0.09? What is one hundredth less than 0.7?
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English homework                29.09.16


Please use our class story to draw a text map. Make sure your map is clear and your symbols are meaningful. 

22.09.16 Topic Homework Vikings

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15.09.16 - English homework


We have been learning about types of nouns and have practiced sorting them. 

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What have we been up to?

This week, we have begun reading 'The Borrowers' and learned about their home under the floorboards. We have also been looking at place value and 5 and 6 digit numbers in particular. Please keep practicing your times tables at home as this will really help your understanding of place value. We used the Ipads to research and locate Anglo-Saxon places in Britain and started our music lessons with Mr. Mercer. What a lovely week!

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P.E. kit reminder


Year 5 P.E. takes place on Tuesday (Outdoor) and Friday (Indoor). Please ensure you have your kit in school on these days. 


Indoor P.E. kit: Plain, white T-shirt

                        Black shorts

                        Black pumps

Outdoor P.E. kit: Plain, white T-shirt

                          Black/Navy/Dark Grey joggers

                          Black/Navy/Dark Grey hoodie/jumper


We ask that any sports logos be discreet and small on any clothing. Football shirts etc are not permitted. 


A note about Topic/English homework:

There are 4 challenge levels set for your homework each week. Please always begin with and complete bronze level. It is then your choice as to how far you choose to challenge yourself with silver, gold and platinum levels. If you have any questions relating to your Topic/English homework, please speak to Mrs McLane, Miss Pratt or Mr Ford who will be happy to help. Thank you. 



You are invited to dress up as your favourite Roal Dahl Character on Tuesday 13th September 2016. Please see the letter sent out this week. 

Topic Homework 08.09.16

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Wow! What a lovely summer we have had! Now we are excited and ready to begin the new term and new year in Lima class. We have already begun learning all about the brain and figuring out whether we have a fixed or growth mindset. We have also started our new topic about the Anglo-Saxons.