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Friday 15th September


We got off to a brilliant start this week with our learning in Class 12! The children have been enthusiastic and eager to learn, meaning plenty of Dojos have been handed out! Well done to Ravina for ending the week with the most Dojos meaning she got to have a dip in the box.


In English this week, we have read chapters 1-4 from Journey to Jo'burg. We have studied each chapter in detail through comprehension lessons. Our grammar focus this week has been the use of relative pronouns for subordinate clauses. All of the children soon got the hang of this and are confident in applying this to their homework. We ended the week by beginning to write a recount of the of Naledi and Tiro so far.


In maths, we have kick started our place value block off with adding and subtracting 10, 100 and 1,000 to numbers, recapping knowledge on Roman numerals and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. The maths homework is to complete the number square up to 100 in Roman Numerals and it is safe to say all of the children loved the Roman Numerals lesson, so they should be eager to get on with it!


In science we have begun our living things and their habitats unit by looking at how some plants reproduce and understanding the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction. We also identified plants that are pollinated by the wind and insects. 


In computing with Mr Honey, the children begun to research South Africa, which they will continue over the next few weeks to create an informative power point presentation.


In P.E. with Mr Smith, the children started to learnt he traditional Haka. This will be continued over the next few weeks with the children developing their dance skills to be able to create their own synchronised Haka. 


Have a fab weekend everyone and I'll see you Monday morning!

Miss Thompson

Friday 08th September


Back to school with a bang has been the theme in Class 12 this week! The children have really impressed me with their willingness to learn and meet all of the new expectations being a year 5 brings. I have loved hearing all about your holidays and what you have been up to! I hope this enthusiasm continues into next week when we begin our 'normal' lessons. 


We have been doing lots of work around the book 'The Colour of Home' this week. It is about a boy called Hassan and his journey from Somalia to the U.K. We started by drawing the picture of Hassan's house into the CoG books then went on to comparing a typical Somalian house with a house here in the U.K. Finally, the children have begun to create emotion maps for display in the corridors. 


I hope you have all enjoyed your first week back to school! Have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday!

Hello class 12!


I hope you have all had a fantastic summer break and are enjoying the last week of your holiday. I am really excited to see all of your smiling faces back in school on Wednesday 06th September and hearing all about what you have been up to. 


My summer has been busy filled with exciting trips that I can't wait to tell you all about. I went to Florida at the beginning of the holiday and had lots of fun visiting Disney World and Universal Studios! 


I hope you are all excited to come back to school and start the new school year as a brand new year 5! 


See you on Wednesday, 

Miss Thompson 



Autumn Term Topic


Stories from Other Cultures


This term, you will learn about stories from around the world. Our key text will be Journey to Jo’Burg by Beverley Naidoo; we will be comparing and contrasting this text with other stories from different cultures, including Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson which is set in the Amazon Rainforest. We will be learning about the apartheid in South Africa, as well as finding out about the life of Nelson Mandela. We will experience and compose traditional music, create traditional tribal artwork and learn about different cultural aspects, including dance and food. We will look at the geographical features of the continents and countries we focus on, including Africa and North and South America.


Our science will cover the following topics: 


‘animals including humans’ and ‘living things and their habitats.’


 Home-school diaries:


Teachers and parents can communicate about homework and reading via the diary. Children have a responsibility to let the teacher know when they have a message to respond to. Diaries should be in school daily.


Reading books:


Children are allocated a book band based on their reading attainment. Children are encouraged to choose their own reading book from the allocated level. Children are able to change their book once it is indicated in the home school diary that the book has been read at home. Children are sometimes encouraged to reread books to support their reading fluency and comprehension. Reading of additional materials from school or home is actively encouraged.


Homework and spellings:


Homework is sent weekly in the child’s homework book.

Homework details can also be found each week in our Homework section of this webpage.

Date set: Friday     Date due in by: Following Thursday


Weekly pieces sent:

One piece of English, including spellings, which will be in the form of a spelling practice sheet in the spelling homework folder, and one piece of maths.



Weekly amount: 10 words set, linked to in class learning or key spelling list.

Date set: Each Friday

How sent home: In spelling homework folder (on spelling homework sheet)

Date tested: Each Friday

Result communicated: Via homework diary (test completed in the diary)


Times tables:


End of Year Expectation: All multiplication tables to 12x.

Bronze award: Skip count multiplication table in order.

Silver award: Recall multiplication table in order.

Gold award: Answer multiplication table questions in any order.

Children to inform teacher when ready to be tested for an award.




PE will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PE kits should be in school from the first day of term. PE kits remain in school until the last day of term, when they are sent home for washing.

No jewellery is allowed, earrings must be removed at home, if not able to be removed by the child. Earrings will not be removed by school staff and cannot be covered.