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Autumn Week 6

Another fab week for class 5! The weeks are flying by!

We have been focusing on propaganda used in World War two for our English work this week.  The children have been thinking hard about the choices made specifically to persuade people. For example; the slogans, colours, images and font. The children then designed their own propaganda poster for the campaign they had been working on. Finally, we looked at writing a persuasive text to accompany the posters. All children have worked exceptionally well to include persuasive devices, such as; exaggeration, rule of three and emotive language.

We have finally cracked long multiplication! All children have been working hard to learn this method and have practised their other numbers skills in a multitude of ways to show their understanding of multiplication and division. It also highlighted the gaps in our time table knowledge!

Just a quick reminder that next week 6 pieces of grid homework need to be in! Remember that each child should only be spending 20 - 30 minutes on one piece of work. On the grid, there is a variety of tasks that require different skills – choose wisely to suit the time and resources you have!

See you next week,

Miss Walker 

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Week 4

This week Class 5 children have turned into scientists and have set up an ongoing experiment to see if different drinks will change the colour of chewing gum (our stand in for teeth!). The children have made some interesting predictions and have started making observations, which will carry on through the next week.

We’ve also been looking at some of London’s most famous landmarks and finding some great facts that have wowed us all – especially about the Shard and all the materials it is made out of!

Homework is also flooding in thick and fast but just a reminder that six pieces need to be handed in by the end of term.

See you Monday,

Miss Walker 

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Autumn Week 3

What another great week in Class 5!

In English this week, we have been practising our storytelling and performance skills. The children worked in small groups to retell the story of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa. It was great to see so many children taking on different roles and using facial expressions to help bring their story to life. There was also some clear narration from the children, which allowed the audience to follow what was going on. They really enjoyed this and I am so proud of their growing confidence when performing in front of others.

We have also been practising our sewing skills in DT in preparation for our cushion covers. The children are becoming far more independent in threading their needles, sorting out any mistakes and being adventurous with their designs. We are in need of any material you may have lying around that can be cut up and used on their final designs – any donations welcome!

Homework has been coming in thick and fast and I am amazed at the effort the children are putting in.  Just a reminder that 6 pieces off the grid must be handed in by half term!

Finally, just a quick note to say how difficult it is getting to choose children for badge awards and the golden chair – everyone is working extremely hard and I wish I could pick more of you at a time!

Have a lovely weekend and don’t forget swimming kits on Monday!

Miss Walker J

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Autumn, Week 1

Welcome Class 5!

What a fantastic week we have had in Class 5! The children have settled in well to their new routine and responsibility as a Year 5 and I am amazed at how much effort they have put in over the summer holidays with their handwriting, spellings, timestables and writing. They have come back refreshed, with a super attitude to learning and made a brilliant start to the term.

The children have also been great at entering and exiting via the front of the school. All children in Year 5 know they are more than welcome to wait in the courtyard with me at the end of the day until an adult collects them. It is also great to see some of the children walking sensibly around on the path – keep it up!

Homework will start next week and if you have any questions about the new system then please don’t hesitate to ask or get your child to during the day. I am looking forward to seeing some more creative pieces of homework where children can use their learning powers to show their understanding of different topics!

Finally, thank you for all your positive feedback about the new classroom – I love teaching in there and feel the children will benefit from the more ‘grown up’ setting.

Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all on Monday!

Miss Walker 



  • Swimming will start on the 18th September
  • Home School Contact books will be collected on a monday so please make sure you are reading daily. 


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Final Countdown!

What a fantastic week ! We were delighted to have such a lovely audience at the dress rehearsal and hope our visitors enjoyed Olivia. As always the children then raise the level by performing so well in the evening for the next two nights. The children were amazing and thank you.

Our transition day went well yesterday and by the sounds of it so did the current year 6's, who went off to spend the day at their secondary schools. Today in celebration assembly each year 6 child had the opportunity to share experiences and moments with the whole school.

We are busy planning now for the Leavers. If possible could all year 6 children bring in the last minute pieces for leavers boards. These must be completed by Monday as the service is on Tuesday 18th July. Your child may ask you for any old certificates, photos that they have had over the years, to display. It is so lovely to see what the children put on their boards. Lots of happy memories!

I just find it hard to believe that we have only three days left and another year leaves and a new year 6 begins. I am sure the teachers will have to work hard to play against such a super bunch of year 6 rounders players.  I do look forward to seeing you on Tuesday for the service and I'm sure the tissues will be needed.


Mrs Stewart

Reminder :

Please do have another look at home for any badges, reading books and reading record books please.

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