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Welcome to Apollo Class!


Welcome Year 5,  


The adults that work in this class are Miss Bowles and Mrs Andrews.


Your new learning experience is Ice Cream Dream


Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information

To start their experience, the children will be exploring milk and its uses. This will be part of their Hook day where they will be completing a science experiment with milk, tasting foods containing milk, making butter by hand, investigating the dairy food chain and completing pastel art work. As the weeks progress children will learn what is involved in the successful marketing of a product and will also spend time analysing food packaging to identify successful features, which they will use to generate ideas for their own ice-cream packaging.  They will then be able to use this learning to inform the marketing and sales pitch for their own ice-cream.


This term our PE days will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Please ensure that the children come to school in the correct kit on these days and that long hair is tied back. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.


Numeracy homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and due in/tested the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently, as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any concerns.


It is also beneficial if all children regularly practise their times tables facts, so that they will improve their speed of recall. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home. Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate.


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading, so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star, which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page, so make sure you come back soon.

Please feel free to email with any questions you may have.
Thanks for visiting.

Miss Bowles  

Please see the Key Information Tab / Vacancies if you would like to apply for one of our available posts