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John 10v10

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome to Miss Watkiss' Year 5 class! We are very lucky to have Mrs Lee and Mrs Calcutt supporting us this year. 


General Reminders

Homework - Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children have a grid that they can choose from that has a range of activities on. This should be completed in their green homework book except art work that can be done on separate piece of paper. As well as the homework grid it is expected that children read at home and practice times tables. 


Here are some examples:



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PE - This term PE is always on a Monday afternoon, where children learn athletics with specialist Ron Oliver from Stourport Athletics Club. The second PE session of the week rotates according to other visiting specialists and availability of our hall. Therefore your child needs their PE kit in school every day so that they are prepared from week to week.


PE kit should consist of:

  • White t-shirt or polo shirt
  • Black or navy blue shorts or leggings
  • Pumps or trainers. (Personally I prefer children to have trainers as they provide proper support during athletics lessons.)
  • Tape for earrings if they cannot be removed.

Our learning in Year 5


Last term our topic was Mythical Creatures with a focus on Ancient Greece. The children looked at lots of different myths and even had a go at writing their own!

At the end of the topic the children designed and made their own Greek vases. They had a fantastic time making them, enjoying getting messy with the mod rock!

Here are the finished vases:


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This term we are learning about The Vikings. 

In English we are reading The Viking Boy by Tony Bradman and the children are really enjoying the book! Keep on the look out for some examples of the children's writing!




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Picture 2 Here is a canvas painting created at home.
Picture 3 Here's a selection of homework from our topic
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Picture 5 This is some English work on display.


In KS2 we all follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme. Each week children have lessons on how to spell the patterns needed to be successful spellers for their age group.  Children use spelling journals in class to record their learning and support their independent spelling during writing lessons. These are then used to create personal spellings lists for each child.