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Welcome to the Autumn term in Year Five.


Snowmen at night , drama, work on the barge and of course ... LEGO!!

Week ending 7th Dec 

A busy week of ice skating , bowling and assessments . Mr. Corrigan who has been joining the class while on placement has now finished his teaching commitment with the class and of course we are making preparations for our school Christmas celebrations . Please remember to come along to the musical community celebration assembly on the morning of the 14th for a ten o clock start. 


Ice skating fun for Christmas trip

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Please see the gallery for more images from this weeks special trip.

Week ending 16th Nov


A busy week . We welcome Mr Corrigan this week who will be teaching alongside myself until Christmas.

This week , the chidlren have been developing their poetry studies , writing an acrostic poem and a kenning. Some lovely pieces here! 

Our topic work has been introduced too and the children have begun to learn about who the Anglo Saxons were and where they originated from. 

Spellings for the next weeks focus are on the homework page , please see the star link below. 

week beginning Monday November 5th 


A warm welcome back to the class after half term . For the next seven weeks our attention turns to our new topic based on the Anglo Saxons and local history links . All being well , a trip to Birmingham Art Gallery will be arranged for the children to examine primary artefacts from the Staffordshire Horde. We will also be learning about the tribes that invaded and settled here in Great Britain. 

In Maths our learning will be turning to angles , multiplication and division methods as well as data handling and in Literacy our learning will move to study poetry from the first world war as well as story writing and reports . 

Homework will have to consist of spellings ( sorry everyone!) a weekly reading book , which children will be able to choose for themselves and a specific times table to learn as this is an area of weakness for the majority of the class. Lots of work will be done on this in class time too ! 


Week ending 12th October 


Another busy week ! Children have been busy visiting the Wrekin for our topic work on Mountains and preparing for their camp next week . Some very happy campers on their way to Beau next Tuesday ! 

Please ensure that children arrive to school promptly on Tuesday morning with all their kit , remember sleeping bags and liners are provided and children may bring a pillow if they can fit it into their bag! Cuddly toys are optional :) 

For those not going to camp , a weeks worth of class based activities await them with year six . Please remember there is no school for children on Monday 15th October as this is a staff training day. 

Week ending 27thSeptember


Many  thanks to the children for some excellent homework this week. It is wonderful to see the children taking such pride in their work . Keep those spellings up , a good start by most there too ! 

This week so far we have enjoyed our Alex Echo/ Andy Warhole inspired art work and have enjoyed listening to the music of Holst and his Planets compositions . Please compare the two below , what do you think? 

Week ending 21st September 2018


Another bumper packed week this week. The children have been busy finishing off their first piece of Harry Potter writing as well as learning all about decimal numbers and counting in the powers of ten . They have done so well and we are very proud of our efforts. Their science investigation for next week is all planned and raring to go as we investigate Galileo's theory of Gravity and their first piece of pop art inspired work has been successfully completed by all. WOW! 

Well done everyone for their fantastic efforts . 

Next week sees our first class school council meeting on Monday where children will be choosing their charity for the year as well as planning their 'teacher for the day' student requested day. It will be great to see the year five family working together to achieve something to be proud of !  

Week ending 12th Sep


What a busy week it has been ! The children have shown just how incredibly talented they are in writing this week as they have begun their first piece of work based on our class novel , Harry Potter . They have all begun writing a diary page as Harry and seemed to enjoy the drama elements in the build up to their writing. Some particularly good Uncle Vernons out there. 

In addition to this , the children have also begun studying the work of Gustav Holst . We listened to Mars from his Planets compositions and discussed the elements that helped to create an overall dramatic effect. 


On Friday , the children enjoyed a trip to Brownhills CTC where they took part in workshops including English and Technology. A thoroughly enjoyable day and I’m sure we look forward to many more to come. 

Next week , we will continue to refine our writing and will be learning about Pop Art , the 1960s and how to screen print. Maths work will involve counting in Powers of ten and comparing number using < > and = . We also will study the work of Galileo and how he investigated the effects of Gravity from the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the 15th Century.

 A very warm welcome back to the Autumn term in Year Five. I am delighted to be able to teach this class again and its incredible to see how much the children have developed in the last two years. 

This week we have been mainly setting the scene for the year ahead. We have introduced out topic of Mountains for this half term as well as our chosen text in English ... a popular choice amongst the class ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. 

We have also discussed important dates and sessions in our working week as well as introducing the children to a more independent way of working now that they are in the upper juniors.

It has been a wonderful first week and I know that I can trust the class to work together to the highest standards. 

Here's to a fun year ahead. 


For homework information , please see the homework star.