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Year 5: Oak, Rowan

Welcome to year 5!

Your teachers are: Mrs Chappell & Mr Daly  

Hello and welcome to Year Five!



Weekly update Year 5 team: 21.06.24



21st June- INSET day

24th June- INSET day

3rd July – seapool and beach day

5th July – Oak SUP and surf day

12th July – Rowan SUP and surf day

24th July – end of term!


HELP!  We still need volunteers for the beach day on 3rd July and our SUP and surf days on 5th and 12th July.  You won’t be required to get in the water!  Please email either Caroline Chappell or Monty Daly to let us know.


We’ve had a lovely short week this week, thank goodness! The poor children have worked extremely hard on assessment tests for maths and reading and have put their all into them with very little moaning.  We’re really pleased with them all!  We had a visit from Izzy Lawrence who is a children's author who specialises in historical fiction.  She was so passionate and the children were captivated!  Please see our photos!


Our follow up visit from Gary the artist didn’t happen unfortunately as he had a family emergency but we are hopeful he will be back the week after next for the follow up sessions.


We had our in-school area sports trials this week – you will be notified if your child made it into area sports.  Everyone, as always, did their best and we were amazed at how talented some of our children are… particularly the boys throwing, a whopping 34m!  In geography, the children learnt about the 6 main biomes and spent some time researching the climate, landscape, animals and plant life of their biome.  The children are learning about weather in French so that fits in nicely with our geography topic.  I wonder if your child can describe the weather to you?

We have started learning about negative numbers (another link with French and geography – a happy accident!) which, as a relatively easy topic, the children are enjoying.   The children have spent time in English identifying word classes and rearranging them to speak like Yoda which has been fun.  Next week, they will be writing a balanced argument about whether origami Yoda can tell the future or not.


Finally, please take the time to check the school uniform policy found here: as some pupils are not following the school expectations. Thank you.

Have a great weekend!


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 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.

We are asking everyone to complete 15 garage sessions per week (15 minutes). Pupils can then play games of their choice once this is complete.

Spellings homework:
Teachers will check the Spelling Shed online logs every Friday. This assignment involves them playing 10 spelling games (there are 10 questions per game) linked to their learning in school. Please ensure that your child has logged in and had a go at accessing some of the games in their assignment. If you encounter any difficulties, please let us know as soon as possible.


Summer Term Second Half


Our topic this half term will be a geography focus, learning about Biomes. 

In science, we are looking at the the life cycles of humans which links with our PSHE sex and relationships education unit. 

In art, we are learning about Andy Warhol and will be doing some printing.  We also have a visiting artist to do some work with groups of children!

In PE this half term, we will be doing cricket and orienteering. 

Getting tied up in knots!

Dance - inspired by the Edo tribe of Benin!

Oak learning Tinkercad!

Drama - The Tempest! Miranda pleading with Prospero to let her marry Ferdinand ❤

Oak getting into their scratch coding!

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