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Year 5

RM maths update:


Following children have achieved certificates - well done to all:

Violet A - 2nd cert

Seb F - 1st cert

Poppy H - 1st cert

Daniel B - 3rd

Freya - 4th

Poppy F - 1st

Alf G - 3rd

Seb H - 1st

Amelia - 7th

Esha - 3rd

Aaron - 2nd

Rocco - 1st



Great Science Share!


Mrs Potts has created a folder in the home learning section for photos of things you have done for the Great Science Share. Please send them to admin and we will upload them. Thanks 

Friday 22nd May

Good morning!

Have you been watching the daily news on Espresso? Newsbites was updated yesterday and is definitely worth watching this week. The sniffer dogs are amazing! Test your memory with the quiz. Will you achieve 100 %?

I have enjoyed seeing your posts on the class blogs this week- a great way to keep in touch! It would be interesting to know what you are reading at the moment and share recommendations with each other. Currently my daughter loves the Rainbow Magic Series- there are hundreds of them- each about a different fairy. Who knew there was a slime fairy!? My little boy loves the 'Pop up Peekaboo' books (mainly destroying them) and giggles delightedly when we read him the 'In the Night Garden' Books. 

Keeping in touch:

Well done Kyle- some fantastic maths work on improper fractions! Keep up the hard work!

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and stay safe everyone. I have just remembered that you are on holiday for the next two weeks! A well deserved rest! Enjoy!

The Year Five Team

Thursday 21st May


Thinking about mental health week... doing something for others can boost your mental health. Can you think of anything you can do for other people? It can be as simple as say thank you or give a compliment. One of my neighbours is organising gift boxes for our elderly neighbours. They will include homemade gifts such as baked goods, craft items, potted plants. Many of the neighbours are contributing. My daughter is going to make something to put inside. During this time at home she has written letters and drawn pictures which we have sent to family and friends to make them smile. How have you kept in touch with your loved ones? Have you done anything to help your community?


Craft and art is another way to boost mental health. We have been saving plastic and cardboard packaging which we have been trying to re-use for craft, junk modelling and gardening. Don’t forget to have a look at Mrs Johnson’s May art challenges for ideas. 


We’ve had positive feedback about the books and comprehensions on rising stars. If you sign up, please let us know and we will assign you a book.


Keeping in touch:

Matilda, your parachute investigation looked such fun! 

Aaron, great book review! I’m glad you’re enjoying reading. 

Thank you for sharing. 


Have a good day,

From the Year 5 team! 

Wednesday 20th May


Will today be the hottest day so far this year? That is what the Met Office have forecast with a high of 27 degrees Celsius. Apparently the highest ever UK temperature was recorded in Cambridge University Botanic Garden on 25 July 2019, when the mercury hit 38.7C, beating the previous record of 38.5C in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003. Keeping records helps meteorologists to look at changes in our climate over time. 

I hope you’re planning on enjoying the sun but remember to stay safe! Suncream, hats, water and shade! 

It’s the perfect day to do some learning outside or relax in the shade whilst reading your book! Enjoy! 

Year Five teachers. 

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The book for this week has been assigned to all pupils have already registered on the Reading Planet website. If you have just signed up to the website, we will need to assign the book to your child. They will not be able to automatically access it. We will check the Reading Planet website daily and assign the book to any new users. Please click here to sign up for the website if you haven't already done so.


Alternatively, the book can be viewed using this link, but you will not be able to access the quiz.

Tuesday 19th May


Good morning again Year 5. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is 'kindness matters'. It's really important at the moment to think about being kind to others. It doesn't have to be something big - small things like helping around the house or giving someone a phone call can make a big difference to others. When you're kind to others it makes you feel good and other people will want to pass the act of being kind on, too. Don't forget to be kind to yourself as well! We know lots of you are doing kind and thoughtful things at the moment.


We have some exciting TTRS news. Guinness World Records have created a new title, "the highest score achieved on Times Tables Rock Stars in one minute!". I will put the details of how you can make an attempt at this world record in the maths section.


Finally, well done to these children who have all achieved their first RM certificates:




Alfie B





Violet G


A special mention to Freya who has achieved her third certificate - great work!


Thanks to everyone who has sent in photos of their work. The photos can be found in the home learning photos section. Please don't worry if you haven't sent anything in - we know parents are very busy and you are all doing your best.


Have a good Tuesday.


Year 5 teachers




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