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Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Rimmer, Mrs Broderick and Mrs Way would like to warmly welcome you to the year 5 class page. We hope that you will be regular visitors so we can keep you up to date with what we have been learning, any class news and other key activities or events that may be taking place. 
Please look through the site below for our most recent learning, achievements and useful information such as letters and topic overviews.


We are looking forward to getting to know everyone over the next few weeks and are thrilled to be sharing your child's learning journey with you. 


If you have any questions or queries that you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office. 

Year 5 Teaching Staff

Picture 1 Mrs Rimmer (Monday and Tuesday)
Picture 2 Mrs Alison Way - Teaching Assistant

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Please find our homework grid for this term in the "Useful Documents" section below

Year Group Letters


Our Year group letter can be found below

Useful Links

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This week we have been learning all about ways to help keep ourselves safe on the internet. In preparation for our School Cyber Cafe on Thursday, we have been making leaflets to present all the information that we have researched and learned in our computing sessions. 
We thought about what advice we wanted to share and the best way to present this to parents and other children. Using our IT skills, including using a search engine, inserting pictures, changing font size and direction and word processing, we designed our information leaflets! We look forward to sharing our finished article on Thursday! 

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Hope: Our Spring Value


It's been a busy start to the Spring term where we see our value for the term focus on 'Hope'. The children have all introduced themselves by illustrating a self portrait with what they see as their character traits and what hope means to them. Some of their definitions were exceptionally thought provoking and mature.  

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Alongside this, the children have taken part in discussions around what their hopes are, including individual hopes for this year and on a wider scale looking at hope for others and the world where they made posters to encourage people to use less plastic and save our seas!
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The Firework Maker's Daughter

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Our reading and writing has been focussed on our class text, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. In our literacy, the children immersed themselves in the text and thought about the relationship between the key characters. Once they had explored the characters, we thought out the features of diary writing with a focus on audience and viewpoint and how this affects the writing style. These features were then used to write our own diary entry from Lila or her father Lalchand. Please see a few examples below, with more being displayed in school soon. 

Dear Diary....

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Footprints in the Past

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Almost half way through our topic of footprints in the past, the children have been learning all about the Maya from Mesoamerica. The topic has begun with a geography focus, looking at the location of the Mayan civilisation and how this area has changed over time. The children have explored the different countries the Maya inhabit, both in the past and present, and learned about the climate and physical geography of these areas. Currently the children are exploring the artist, Frederick Catherwood who was an English artist remembered best for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilisation. We will be exploring how he used tonal qualities to show light and shadows in his drawings and sketching our own replicas. Watch this space for updates on our sketches! 

Idol and Altar at Copan by Frederick Catherwood

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Y5 Recorders

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War Breaks Out!


We are well underway with our Autumn topic, and children have begun to explore the causes of World War II. We have produced some excellent writing in History and created some fantastic "Blitz Art" depicting the London skyline during the Blitz.


We have also listened to Neville Chamberlain's declaration of War and thought about what it might have been like to have been evacuated to the country during the War!