School is open today and returns to our normal school buildings on Firbeck Road

Welcome to Year 5


The Year 5 Team:

Miss Piponides is the class teacher supported by Miss Dhiri and Miss Potter or Miss Carlyle from Focussed Provision. Mr Bown and Mr Brown take the class when Miss Piponides has non-contact time on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We are also proud to announce that Miss White will be part of our team for the summer term for learning interventions.

Our learning journey - Summer Term

We will be exploring changes to the world as a result of human impact such as rainforest destruction and global warming, We will be making memories by creating our own rainforest, creating an eco-friendly environment and living a day in the life of an indigenous tribesman.

In English we will be studying 'Holes' by Louis Sacher. It is about a boy called Stanley Yelnats who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great-great-grandfather, he is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. We are looking forward to exploring this text throughout Summer 1.

Think Globally, Act Locally

Year 5's are part of the WE charity. The WE Movement brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Year 5's are going to be ambassadors in making positive changes in school which will have a positive impact on the environment. They will patrol the school and make sure that we are all making environmentally friendly decisions and actions.


PE will now be taking place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons: Please ensure that children have their PE kits in school on all days as PE sessions may take place during none scheduled days. PE kits consist of black shorts, a white top (no logo please), suitable trainers or pumps and all jewellery must be removed. I will suggest that children should have a pair of plain black jogging bottoms or leggings and a fleece for our outdoor sessions.

The Year 5 homework policy is as follows:

Children are given spellings every Monday and will be tested upon these the following Monday. In order to help children learn their spellings, parental/carer involvement is essential. Spelling sentences or dictionary definitions are to be written by the children in their ‘Thinking Skills’ books in order to ensure their understanding of the meaning of each spelling word.

The school has bought into Times Tables Rockstars and every child has a username and password. Children are expected to use this online resource to help them learn and consolidate all their times tables:

Summer Term 1

Additional homework tasks are included on the 'Homework Menu- Rainforests'.

Spring Term

Other home learning tasks are included on the ‘Homework Menu - Ancient Greek’. The more homework points the children achieve, the better the reward.

Home-School Communication:

In order for us to monitor and inform you on reading, homework tasks and school events, each child has been issued with a personal planner. It is an easy and effective way for us to communicate. Please sign the Home/School agreement.

Therefore, please check your child’s planner on a daily basis. Children must look after their planners because if they lose/damage them, a new one will be issued at a cost of £3.

School Timings:

As a reminder, the school bell goes at 8:50am in the morning, children should be lined up on the playground at this time. Morning break is at 10:15-10.30am so please can you either provide your child with a mid-morning snack or money for toast/drink.

If you have any further questions or worries, please do not hesitate to contact the Year 5 team!

July 2019


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