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The Year R Assembly has been postponed until next term, apologies for any inconvenience caused - Reception Open Day 5th November - See Calendar for times
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Half term homework

We are now into half term week. Thank you children for all your hard work and effort during the last 7 weeks. I know that you are seeing your hard work pay off. After half term, our new topic will be the Ancient Egyptians!


During the half term break, there are 4 homework activities to complete across the CGP books. Check the last row on the overview for more details.


Click here to download the overview


Maths update

We are currently looking at number patterns in maths. This involves looking for how numbers have changed, focusing heavily on place value and being aware of how renaming impacts when a place value column goes above 9.


In this example, the thousands column is increasing but this impacts the ten thousands column too. What is being added to the number each time?

219,437 227,437 235,437 243,437

Class Assembly

Thank you to everyone who attended our first class assembly of the year and a huge well done to Year 5 who performed, read and acted with such confidence despite only rehearsing for 30 minutes.

I am very proud of you all,

Mr W =)


CGP Homework

The CGP books have been distributed to the children. An overview for the homework (to be completed this half term) was also provided.

If your children is missing any books or has duplicates of any books, please speak to me in the morning or after school.

Click here to download the overview


Mr Whittle



All children should have collected their spelling overview for this half term today. They are also available on this page (see links above).


REMINDERS - The week ahead...

Monday: Your child needs to have their portrait baby photograph for the art project in school. We will be using these on Monday afternoon in Art.

Tuesday: Drop in to see your child's work so far this year and chat to me about any questions you may have, from 3.30-4.30 after school.

Thursday: The children are 'taking control' of their class assembly. They'll be planning the entire assembly ready to show off their work so far in Year 5. This starts at 2.45pm in the hall.



The children have been reading the text: Time Travelling with My Hamster

Within our lessons, children have had to:

Summarise what they have read, remembering to focus on the key events/main poins

Ask questions and discuss questions to improve their understanding of the reading

Develop an understanding of new vocabulary. Ask you child if they can remember the meaning of:

* Crepuscular

* Patronise

* Crestfallen

* No guarentee



The children have been learning about flashback narratives

Within our lessons, children have had to:

Learn our key text 'My memories'

Develop an understanding of new high-level vocabulary

Write a monologue about memories, applying new vocabulry within their writing.



The children have been learning about place value in numbers up to 1,000,000

Within our lessons, children have had to:

State the value of digits in various place value columns

Name the place value columns (up to hundred thousands)

Compare numbers using their understanding of place value

10.9.18 For our 'Then and Now' art project, the children require a portrait photograph of themselves as a baby or toddler. We our focusing on drawing facial features accurately and therefore a close up photo will be most beneficial. Please have these in school for Monday (17th September). We can take photocopies if you wish for the photos to be returned home on the same day. Thank you
10.9.18 Polite reminder: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday in Year 5.
10.9.18 New CGP homework books have arrived! Guidance and the books themselves will be distrubuted to the children in the near future. In the meantime, reading at home, for a minimum duration of 10 minutes a day, is a fantastic way to progress in our new whole-school reading challenge.
10.9.18 Welcome to the new Year 5 Class. Please watch this space for new content about we're getting up to and what can be done to support your child's learning at home.