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Welcome to Year Five

Mrs McArthur - TA
Miss O'Kelly - Teacher

Class Newsletter

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

Free Verse Poetry

Year 5 have been using drama techniques to help them recognise punctuation and enhance their intonation in poetry.

Today we rehearsed and then performed free verse poems.

What fantastic collaborative learning!


Amazingly, we were lucky enough to be involved in an art project for the Royal Pump Room gardens.

Year 5 spent the day with a sculptor, who helped them to create fantastic clay images of landmarks around Leamington.

You will be able to see some of our work on display later in 2019, when the Pump Room project is completed.

Computing at Campion

We have been working closely with Campion and recently enjoyed cooking and computing lessons.


We look forward to visiting Campion again in 2019 to engage in science and more computing activities.

Active 30

Year 5 continue to build on their Active 30. Everyday we all engage in at least 30 minutes of increased physical activity to help us maintain healthy lifestyles.

We get out of our seats and get moving in most lessons! This helps us to decrease sedentary behaviour and keep focused on our learning.

Our favourite challenge this term has been the plank! How long can you hold it for?


WWII trip to Coventry

Year 5 had a fantastic day at the Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and Coventry Cathedral exploring their new topic on WWII.

Equipment Needed:

PE is on a Tuesday and Friday. 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 1 hour 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.

We recommend children access Mathletics regularly. They will be set a maths homework each week.

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. Teacher Training Day

    May 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  2. Summer Fair

    June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. KS2 Performance

    July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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