This week in Y5 (22.9.17)

The children are becoming quite the experts with our project Secrets of the Solar System: publishing biographies of Neil Armstrong, observing shadows on the playground and listening to the Planet Suite by Holst.

In English, they have been investigating fronted prepositional phrases (ask them what that means!), reading Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Cosmic, writing the start to their own Cosmic story and learning the art of editing.

Area and perimeter have been the focus in maths lessons with subtraction coming up next week.

The weather ( and the grass!) has been quite wet when the children were out during their PE sessions on Wednesday and Thursday so kit has been sent home but please could you ensure that it comes back to school on Monday. As the autumn term brings unpredictable weather, all children need a full change of clothes, including extra socks and footwear. A tracksuit or other warm clothing would be ideal too.

Kandinsky class are walking to the library on Monday and Picasso on Tuesday; coats must be brought into school on those days.

We look forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday at the Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) information morning. Until then, have a lovely weekend!

The Y5 teaching team

This week in Y5 …… (15/9/17)

Both classes have been learning about one of the most famous men in history, Neil Armstrong.  We’ll be writing his biography next week using the skills we’ve been learning.

In Art, the children have used a range of pencils to draw meteorites.  They look great.

And finally we had some visitors in the week as part of the Mayor’s charity work who came in an taught the children folk music from around the world.  A great time was had by all.

Dates for your diary:

Sept 25th – Kandinsky to visit the Discovery Centre (free trip)

Sept 26th – Picasso to the Discovery Centre (free trip)

Sept 27th – We’d love you to being your favourite book in and read it with your child (and maybe one of their friends) for ‘Drop Everything and Read’.  There’ll be a quick meeting in the hall at 9.00 first.

October 9th – Our trip to Winchester.  Please send your form in if you haven’t already.


Sadly there is a stomach bug doing the rounds at the minute.  Can I remind you that we ask you to keep your children off school for 48 hours from their last episode before returning to school.  Many thanks.

Welcome to Y5

What a fantastic start to the new school year we have had in Y5! The children have shown great curiosity and responsibility already with our Secrets of the Solar System project by completing their homework in such a short time. Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed for the biography; the children were really engaged with writing it.

Look out for the school newsletter in your child’s bag today and the Y5 letter later next week for more details about Y5. In the meantime, PE kit is needed for Wednesday and Thursday and homework will be sent home on Wednesday for returning on Monday morning.

Looking ahead….

Monday 25th September – trip to Basingstoke Discovery Centre for Kandinsky class

Tuesday 26th September – trip to Basingstoke Discovery Centre for Picasso class

Wednesday 27th September – Parents invited to a reading information session and then into classes. Feel free to bring a book you enjoyed as a child to share with your son/daughter.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Y5 teaching team