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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 

Out and About


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


The adults that work in Apollo Class are Miss Bowles and Mrs Andrews.  


The learning experience Out and About will turn the Year 5 classrooms into newsrooms, where multi-media messages will deliver details of a breaking news story as the remains of ‘Bog-Man’ (a pre- historic hunter) are discovered in a building site on the Somerset Levels. Through the Learning Experience the children will be creating newspaper reports, TV and Radio news scripts as well as observational poetry. 


Maths homework will be given out on Fridays and due in the following Thursday. The spellings will also be given on the Friday and be tested on 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 speak to us if you have any concerns.


Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in 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!


The outcome for this Learning Experience:

The children will create and publish a front page newspaper report on the discovery of a pre-historic ‘Bog-Man’. We will share their published reports on the class pages.

Take home task for Bridge That Gap:

To use an image to create a 3D topographical model of a landscape

  • A high standard of presentation
  • A good representation of the landscape
  • Effective use of colour and materials
  • Using materials of your choice
  • Be able to share with the class with a clear explanation of what you have done

Hand in date: Friday 21st May 2021

How you can support your child at home:

  • Take the opportunity to explore and discuss different types of maps
  • Discuss prehistoric times
  • Encourage children to learn table facts up to 12 x 12 – improve speed and accuracy if possible.
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 3 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
  • Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
  • Encourage children to complete their maths homework with as much independence as possible.


Photos, news and pieces of work will also be added regularly to this page so make sure to watch this space.

Thanks for visiting


Miss Bowles

If it is your first day of absence please complete the work below: 


English - Research facts about an animal of your choice. Think about their habitat, characteristics,life span, where you would find them in the world, whether they are endangered etc.

Maths -Statistics booklet

Guided Reading -Read the text and answer the questions about drums. 

If it is your second day of absence please complete the work below: 


English - Write a non-chronological report about the animal you researched yesterday. You can use the template if needed.

Maths -  Multiplication and division booklet

Guided Reading - Science headlines   

Ice Cream Dream Hook Day

Ice cream making

Fitness workouts

Time Traveller Hook Day

Time Traveller learning experience

Animal Magic Hook Day art work

Green screen balanced argument screenshots

Bridge that Gap Hook Day

Bridge that Gap outcome

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