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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This area will keep you up to date with what is happening in and out of class. 
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Welcome back to this new term. 


We start our Groovy Greeks topic this term. It is a topic filled with creative, interesting and exciting work for the children. They will learn to dance a classic Greek dance (Sirtaki); have a Greek Olympics day; create their own myths, design and make catapults and  look at the concept of democracy, including having a class election. We are sure that they will enjoy as they learn.


The children have worked fantastically in CLIC sessions and it has been great to see so many of the class progress to their next level. Keep up the hard work everyone! In maths lessons, we move ever forwards; securing all written methods; investigating factors, multiples and prime numbers; diving back into fractions and as always, applying these skills to real world problems.


The school are having a big push with our time tables and have signed up for the children to use a fantastic website called TT Rock Stars. It provides a fun and engaging forum for them to practise their times tables in a range of different games. These include ones set by me that specifically target those areas that they need to develop. Follow the link below and login with the details that the children have been given.


Keep up the hard work Year 5.




Mr Kealoha

100 Books to Read


Ashley Booth, a fantastic teacher from Liverpool has put together a list of 100 books to read by the time you leave year 6. The list, which contains classics and modern texts, is filled with some fantastic reads and I will be encouraging the children to have a go at some of them.Many of the books are read in class including our current book, Goodnight Mister Tom. You can download the list below. If there is a little resistance to reading at home they are bound to find a book to love on the list.





World War 2

Our topic for this term will be World War 2. The children will discover how the war started, what life was like as an evacuee, living on the front as a soldier and many other aspects.



We will start out with the text 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. This is a wonderful text that is linked to our topic. We will also look at the visually stunning book 'Rose Blanche', which again is linked to our topic. As part of the schools Anthony Browne focus our class book will be 'Through the Magic Mirror' which is an exciting journey into another world.


We start the year focusing on place value and then the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). There will be daily CLIC sessions that will help the children develop their core numeracy and start to use those skills across a range of areas. 

We will also use various games and activities daily, to strengthening the children's knowledge of number facts such as their timetables. Al this will be applied to problem solving activities.


Please listen to your child read, as often as possible, recording any observations in their reading records (blue books, yellow for previous books). Mymaths tasks have now been set and will continue to be set to support each new area covered or to address an area that needs additional work.

Please ensure that your child completes at least 5 tasks from their Homework Journal by this half term. Thy provide a great opportunity to explore the topic with your child but also for them to develop independence in their work. We have already had some phenomenal models including one edible trench made from all sorts of chocolate products. Yum.


I will continue to update the site to keep you up to date with what we are doing in class.


Mr Kealoha