Year Five

Year 5


The Year 5 teachers are:


Class 11 – Mrs Olds

Class 12 – Mr Carne



The children have learnt a lot about Roald Dahl, including about his life and his books.  The children were especially surprised and shocked to hear about “The Great Mouse Plot” in Boy: Tales of Childhood.  Thankfully, there were no shocks in the food products that were produced during Year 5’s Dahl’s Delights Enterprise venture.  A huge thank you to all the parents, carers and other family members who came to support the children in their business venture.  Between the two classes, we raised over £200 and the children have decided that the profits will be split between Children in Need and ChildLine.

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The children have recently begun a new topic of Celebrations.  There was much confusion around the school when birthday banners and balloons, congratulations banners and new baby banners appeared in the classroom.  Lots of the children (not only in Year 5) thought they might be celebrating certain teachers birthdays.  Unfortunately for the children, there was no cake on offer as this decoration was used to introduce the new topic to the children.  We have also been lucky enough to work with a music and arts company called Upbeat, and the children have been keen to learn more about mathematics through the medium of dance and music.  They have already begun to look at number bonds and symmetry through dance with Charlotte from Upbeat, and number lines and syllables through music with Matthew.  


The children have been learning about the different types of instruments they will be using including a surdo drum, tamborims, ganzas and agogo bells.  

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Have a look at their website using the link below for more information.

Upbeat Music and Arts


Please remember that homework will be sent home every Friday and needs to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.  Homework will alternate between English and Mathematics and it will reinforce work that has been completed in class.  Spellings will be sent home on a Tuesday and the children will be tested on their spelling patterns the following week.  PE kits need to be in school on a Monday and then taken home on Friday, ready for the next week.  Regular changing of home reading books will also ensure the children continue to make progress with their reading.


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