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Welcome to Year Five

Class Teacher

Miss O'Kelly

Teaching Assistant

Mrs McArthur

Class Newsletter

Everything you need to know about what we’re doing, our timetable, key dates, equipment and homework days

Greek Day

On Tuesday 22nd May, Y5 will have their Greek day. They could dress up and have a choice to either dress up as a minotaur, Greek citizen or a soldier but definitely not a Olympic athlete (because they were naked ). Boys could wear a tunic and the girls could wear a peplos. A Greek lady is planning to talk to us about the Olympics and some Greek myths.  After the discussion, they will create Greek masks.


As part of topic work on Biomes, we visited the glasshouse in Jephson Gardens. We had a tour and made our own poster of an artificial biome.

Space Camp

Year 5 camped overnight at school in space pods. They took part in some real life stargazing and visited the mobile planetarium, finding out all about the universe from scientists at Warwick University.


Equipment Needed:-

PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. PE kit should be left in school and can be taken home to be washed at the end of each half term.

Children should bring in a named water bottle which they have access to in the classroom.

Children have been given a new reading folder and diary; this should be in school on a daily basis as volunteers may hear children read at any time.

Homework Days

As a guide children in Year 5 are expected to do 2.5 hours of homework a week.

Children must read at least three times a week and you are expected to record in the reading record that you have heard them read, this is checked in school every Friday.

A Home Learning task is set every other Monday and children will be given 10 days to complete it.  The task is on a printed sheet which is stuck in the children’s home learning books.  Books must be returned to school on the given date for marking.

Children have a spelling test every Friday, they will be given spellings in a yellow book which must come back to school the following Friday to allow them to be given their new spellings.  Test will take place in a red book which remains in school.

Upcoming Events
  1. Clapham Terrace Variety Performance Show

    May 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Half Term

    May 28 - June 1
  3. Teacher Training Day

    June 4
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