Welcome to Year 5

In Willow class, we are: Miss Piponides (class teacher), Miss Godwin (teaching assistant) and Miss Chantrey (Wednesday morning).

PE Kits

PE is every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure PE kits are in school. PE kits are blue/black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and plimsolls/trainers. Please label your children's PE kits with their names. PE kits can stay on pegs during the week and then be taken home to be washed over the weekend.

Superstar Readers

Children are expected to read every day. It's vital that the children read regularly so that they can access all areas of their learning and make fantastic progress. Parents/Carers/Children in Year 5 are encouraged to sign in their 'Organisers' when they have read. Children will be rewarded every half term if they have read 5 or more times a week. Diaries are monitored every Monday.

Times Tables

Children must keep practising their times tables cards so that they can complete Firbeck's times tables system.


Spellings are given out every Thursday and children must write spelling sentences for each word in their 'Thinking Skills' books. Children will be tested the following Thursday and spelling sentences must be handed in by then too.

Homework - Website Links

Children have usernames and passwords to Mathletics and Reading Theory where they can practise their comprehension and maths skills further.

Year 5's get a visit from 'The University of Nottingham'.

Nottingham University students visited our Year 5's and conducted two workshops called 'Little Bugs' and ' Mighty Muscles'.

We learnt all about hygiene and why washing our hands is important. We also learnt all about our muscles in our bodies.

We carried out many experiments, one of which tested the strength of our forearm while using a handgrip called a dynamometer.

We would like to share a few pictures from the workshops:

DT Project - Designing and drawing food packaging.

​Taeneal and Lexine show off their McVitie's Digestive THINS designs! Well done!

Wollaton Library Visit

DT Project - Designing pizza boxes

May 2018


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