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Year 5

Christmas Carols at Cedar Barn 

Year 5 went to sing carols in our local community on Monday 9th December.

The audience were very impressed with their lovely singing voices and positive manner. It got everyone in the Christmas spirit and was enjoyed by all.

Well done Year 5!

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For our topic this half-term, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons. To finish our topic we had a really fun and interesting trip to Shortenills Activity Centre. We learnt about the foods that the Anglo-Saxons ate, and went foraging in the woods. We also learnt about their lives and traditions at this time of year. To finish the day, we had a mock battle making good use of our shields!

Harvest Celebrations!

Year 5 had a great time preparing their poem "Squeak the Mouse's Marvellous Adventure" in their English lessons, where they created every line of each stanza themselves.

We then made Harvest bread, with thanks to Mr Schofield for being our bread expert and designer in this. We were able to taste it afterwards and so did the rest of the school and it was delicious!


To round off our rehearsing and singing, we performed 5 songs and our special poem to an audience on Friday 25th!

What a great way to finish our first half term together- Well done Year 5! :)

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Dream catchers


Year 5 have been designing and creating dream catchers around a chosen theme linked to our BFG topic. We learnt about the purpose of a dream catcher, what a colour scheme and theme is, as well as exploring a variety of materials and their properties linked to science.

Welcome to Year 5!

Staff in Year 5:
Teacher- Miss Campanini
Teacher (Wednesday afternoons) – Mrs Carmichael, who will be teaching RE, PSHE, French and Outdoor PE for this term.
Teaching Assistant (mornings) Mr Schofield

Teaching Assistant (Wednesday and Thursday mornings) Mrs Crocker

I am looking forward to working alongside these members of staff, who have a lot of experience between them.

The Curriculum News for Autumn (attached below) will outline the topics and areas of study for this term, which you may like to explore at home as well.
Other Useful Information:

· PE and Games this half term will be Swimming on a Thursday morning and outdoor PE on a Friday afternoon.  Please make sure that your child’s kit is in school for the correct times. Swimming kit must include towel, goggles, a swimming hat and no earrings are allowed in the pool. It is important that the children come to school with the correct PE kit. This should include trainers (clean trainers or plimsolls for indoor lessons), black shorts and a house T-shirt. On colder days, children can wear jogging bottoms and jumpers outside.

· Reading Records and Home learning diaries will be checked on a Monday and I look forward to giving out lots of Reading Reward stickers. Parents are asked to read and discuss texts with children and record up to 4 sessions a week in the Reading Record Book. The children can record for themselves when they read alone, as long as a parent signature is provided underneath the four entries. There must be a parent signature at the end of each week in their Home Learning Diaries.
· Our class Library slot is on a Tuesday, so this will be the day for changing your books, if necessary.

· In this half term, there will be project based home learning. More details on this to follow soon!
· Spellings will be set and tested on a Thursday, sometimes based on a spelling rule.
·  I would strongly recommend lots of times tables practice and reading and comprehension if you would like to do more.
· Home learning diaries will need to go between home and school daily so please check them regularly and feel free to use this as a method to communicate with me, if needs be.

'Working together to be the best we can.'

Miss Campanini

Take a look at our Year 5 WOW! Writing by clicking the link below: