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Year 5: Oak, Rowan

Weekly update Year 5 team: 25.05.23


Important dates:

  • 26th May INSET – school closed for children
  • 29th May -2nd June 2023 Half Term
  • 5th June – Bikeability training starts
  • 6th June – trip to the Eden Project, please see the app for all the details


Learning this week:


This week, Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Bude library where they learned about Cornish history. The children learned some Cornish words and plenty of facts about the area. Following a break and snack outside of Bude Castle, the children listened to a fantastic workshop that taught them a number of different words in Cornish. The pupils particularly enjoyed playing the roles of some angry miners during a re-enactment of the Cornish Rebellion of 1497, as well as singing along to the story of Mary Kelynack and her walk from Newlyn to London.


On Tuesday, we enjoyed a visit to St Andrew’s Church where we learned about how Christianity can influence people’s lives. The children loved hearing about Bear Grylls’ exploits at school and how his faith influenced his life achievements, from climbing Mount Everest to becoming Chief Scout. We also learned about Mother Teresa and some of the amazing charitable work she did throughout her life.      


In English, the pupils have been learning and practising some poetry which they performed to the class on Thursday. They thought about how to evoke certain emotions from the audience through their performance, which they all delivered with gusto!


We finished the week by learning about lines of latitude and longitude in geography. This allowed the pupils to accurately locate themselves on a map using a number of different coordinates from around the globe. We also spent some time out on the field playing football and enjoying the beautiful sunshine!


A reminder that Bikeability training will begin on Monday 5th June, please ensure that a parental consent form has been completed and handed in for the starting day of this. We will also be visiting the Eden Project on Tuesday 6th June for a workshop relating to our new topic of the Mayans.


Have a fantastic break!


Mrs Chappell & Mr Daly


Important messages/information:


Please put spare trainers in your child’s bag.  In the event of rain, wet play and PE are result in wet, damp shoes.  Thank you.

Please remember to read the Head teacher’s letter for this week.



Please can your child read 5 times a week, preferably out loud.  They have a reading log which will be checked every Friday morning. Please ensure their reading book comes in every day. 


TTRS is up and running.  We are asking everyone to complete about 30 minutes a week please. This is best split into 3, 10 minute sessions.  Once the garage and soundcheck tasks are complete, children can choose what they play on there. Each child should have their tables set on the garage tasks, which enables them to practise comfortably.  The other games are all tables. 

Teachers will check the online logs every Friday. Please let your class teacher know if there is a problem.

Spellings homework:

As soon as the spelling homework books have arrived, spelling homework will start.  Children should record spelling practice in their purple homework books. This will be checked every Friday.  Please see the spelling menu and word list below.




Light investigation

Making rivers!

Dissolving sugar!

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