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Welcome to Year 5!



Nightingale Class is taught by Mrs Elskamp (Mon-Tues) and Mrs Jenkins (Weds-Thurs-Fri). 


Woodpecker Class is taught by Miss Anderson.



Mr Hill will be teaching Indoor PE on Monday afternoons.      

Mrs Morrison and Mr Hill will be teaching RE/PSHE and outdoor PE on alternate Tuesday/Thursday afternoons.



 The Teaching Assistant supporting the Year 5 team is Mrs Milnes.

Mrs Cox and Mrs Pritchard will also provide 1:1 support in Woodpecker Class.


PE kits, reading books and fish-books should be in school every day.  Homework booklets come home on a Friday and need to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. 


Please remember that children cannot be excused from PE without parental confirmation via letter, note in fish-book or by speaking to a member of the year five team.


Look out for class leaflets, with information about projects, PE and how you can help your child at home.

We're really enjoying Sports Week. Congratulations to Millie, Jack I, Alex and Adelaide for their Copestake Cup awards for a fantastic positive sporting attitude. We were proud of Y5 on Sports Day for pushing themselves to do the best they could and have fun. Today we took part in a Fun-Trition workshop learning how we can Eat Well, Move Well, Drink Well and Sleep Well to have a positive impact on our physical and mental health.

We hope you enjoy looking at these power points created by Emma, Ben, Lyra, Ethan, Sophie, Matthew and Jesse. They worked in pairs or independently, showing resilience, a problem solving attitude and fantastic IT skills. We were all very impressed with their independent outcomes.

First Aid Training - Annette led 2 afternoons of basic first aid training, where we learnt and practised new skills.

Years 5 and 6 were lucky to have a visit by author Sam Gayton who was introducing his latest book, The Last Zoo'. He inspired the audience with his creative humour and invitations to create new characters and plots. Many of the children purchased the book and were treated to individual conversations as he signed it for them. What a lovely way to spend a morning!

Sam Gayton Visit

Wolf Pup Sculptures.

Year five have enjoyed sketching and improving drawings of wolf pups in different poses in preparation for their art workshop with Mrs Britton.  During the workshop, Mrs Britton taught the children how to wedge the clay, sculpt shapes out of it and how to attach one piece of clay to another so that it doesn't fall off when it dries.  The children showed perseverance and resilience when sculpting their clay, which wasn't as easy as they thought it might be.  Several children were superb at helping others to sculpt their clay into a wolf pup form.

The photographs that follow are 5N and 5W working on their sculptures.  The finished products, for both classes, can be seen in the classrooms.  Make sure you take time to look during the Share a tray time on Wednesday 30th January.

Year Five Handball

Terms Three and Four Key Aspects to be Taught

Christmas Jumper Day - raising money for Save the Children charity.

Christmas Jumper Day - raising money for Save the Children charity. 1

We had a fabulous WOW Day, inspiring lots of questions about the Victorian era. Many thanks to all the staff, children and parent helpers who worked together to make this a very enjoyable day.

Parents Meeting Tuesday 12th September.

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the parents meeting.  It was lovely to see you all.  We hope the information was useful for you.  The Guide to Year Five booklet and the Key aspects of work to be covered in Term one that you took home are also below for you to access if need be.  Anyone who was unable to make the meeting will have a copy of both sent home with their child on Wednesday 13th September.

Thank you to those that volunteered to help with the WOW day on Wednesday 19th September - if anyone else is available, please let us know. 


Guide to Year Five.

Key Aspects of work to be covered in Term One.

An overview of the areas of the National Curriculum to be covered this year in year five.