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Term 6

Things to remember:

Homework : will be given out on Thursdays. Please can the homework be returned the following Thursday.

PE: Please ensure that the correct PE kit is in school all week. Our PE session will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday.

Reading: It is really important to read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please remember to write this in their reading records. Reading books and records should be brought into school every day.

Thank you for your continued support in what we are sure will be an exciting year for the class.


Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you had a lovely half term break. Welcome back into term 6.

Our new topic this term is Australia. We will be producing a documentary on Australia, so children will need to investigate where in the world it is, what it’s climate is like and how this compares to ours. We will explore the wildlife, habitats, famous landmarks and the history of the country.

We look forward to working with the children on this exciting topic, as always if you have anything you would like to share with the class about this topic then please let us know!

Many Thanks

Miss Carwardine , Mrs Barnes and Miss Marles

Year 5


On Wednesday the whole school went on the Countryside trip. It was a very interesting day, with lots to see and do. Freddie said he liked the sheep show as  "the sheep got on their own podiums and danced to their own song". We also saw baby chicks that had just hatched and got to mill our own flour on old style machinery.

Week 5

We have had a fantastic, British Lions, sports week. Starting the week off with a selection of different sports for us to do on Monday, Tuesday was dodge ball,  Wednesday was our amazing sports day that we all really enjoyed, and then Thursday we finished with a few rugby related games. 

We have an update about the planting we did in Week 2. A small team from Year 5 have been caring for the plants and watering them when the weather has been hot.  We are very pleased to say we have yellow and green courgettes, strawberries and even a pepper growing.  Very exciting!




This week in English we have been learning about Uluru, (Ayers Rock in Australia) and writing a descriptive paragraph about it. In maths we have been doing conversions with weights and measurements. In P.E. this week we have been practicing for our British Lions sports day.

Week 3

Year 5 have had a very busy week!  On Monday we had a WOW day to Uphill Beach.  We did lots of fun activities including a sand structure competition and we wrote our names in the sand and decorated them with shells we had collected.  




On Tuesday some of us went to Broadoak for an English day.  Paige said "Miss Britten read the story of the Tempest and then we all had different parts to play and we practiced them.  At the end of the day we did a big performance.  I thought it might be quite boring learning about Shakespeare but it got really exciting and I absolutely loved it!"


On Wednesday and Thursday a large group of children from both Year 5 and Year 6 went to London.  First we went to Shrek's adventure which is a 4D show followed by a river cruise and a trip on the London Eye.  At night we went to see a performance of Wick and then slept overnight in a hostel.  On Thursday we went to Legoland and then came home.


Kaycee said "It was a great experience and lots of fun!"


While the London trip was on the rest of Year 5 and Year 6 had a project to create our own Theme Park.  We had to prepare a leaflet, a plan of the park and a TV advert.  We had to present our ideas to the four dragons and multi -millionaires  Mrs Barnes, Miss Coles, Côme and Nicolas (our two French Students).  The team who won were the Adventure Park (Ellie, Kacey and Elise)




This week we have been planting our own fruit and veg. We have courgettes, strawberries and peppers. In maths we have been learning about coordinates and how to translate and reflect them in four quadrants. In English we have 'visited' the Great Barrier Reef and have written post cards home with a description of what it was like.





This week in maths we have been finding fractions of amounts. We have been looking at our new topic which is Australia, and in English we have been describing scenes from an Australian beach,tropical rain forest and a coral reef.