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'Success for all, in all we do'

Summer Welcome

We have had a fantastic first week of our Summer term. The children have been diligently working through their new mathematics topic and making spectacular progress; this week tenths have been our main focus and next week we will explore hundredths.

London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

We have also started reading a brand new book as part of our Reading Detectives lessons that is also forming the basis of our writing lessons. The children are loving the story and are already full of ideas about what has happened and why.

All Stars vs Rock Stars

We were very excited to watch a clip of Year 6's Bola challengin Peter Crouch in Times Table Rock Stars. Feel free to watch it yourself using the link below.

Home Learning & Spelling Words

I have again set home learning to go live at 4pm on Friday on Google Classroom. It is due on Wednesday morning by 08:45. From this week, spelling tests will also be completed online and they will go live at 3pm on Tuesday due to be completed by 5pm on Wednesday.

Handwriting Revision:

As we return to school, there is a concerted push across the entire school to improve presentation and handwriting.  Please continue to encourage your child to revise their letter letter sizes, letter formation and joins in their own time. An easy and effective way of doing this is by copying out the Year 5 & 6 statutory spelling words in their best cursive script.

Times Table Rock Stars Competition

The winners this week were the boys.  I have set weekly challenges between the girls and the boys and would like to see every child improving their accuracy and speed of recall.

The next challenge is now live and will run until 08:50 next Friday.

Who will win?

Reminders for next week:

Daily soft-starts and early morning support lessons begin at 08:45.


Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school and have been signed at least three times in the past week.


Spanish: Mr Grande

PE: Handball with Coach Joe, please come to school in the correct PE kit.

Times Table Challenge


Home Learning due to be completed by 08:45 on Google Classroom

Online spelling test due to be completed by 17:00 today on Google Classroom

Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school


Music Lessons (Mrs Simmonds)


PE: Netball

Home Learning goes live on Google Classroom

Reading Logs checked - Please ensure they come in to school

Contacting Me

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to email me on our Year 5 email address.