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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 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. Throughout the Learning Experience, the children will be creating poems about the Bog Man discovery and exploring mystery through narrative writing.


This term our PE day will be on Monday this half term. 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. 


On Friday this term we have swimming lessons so please make sure your child brings in their swim kit.  Your child will need a one-piece swimming costume or swimming shorts/trunks (not the loose baggy type) and towel. These must be brought into school on the morning of the lesson. If these are forgotten there will not be a phone call home.


Maths homework out on a Friday and due in/tested the following Friday. Spellings will be handed out on a Friday and 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 email us if you have any concerns before the due date.


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 80% 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.

Thank you for visiting.

Miss Bowles


Alphabet poem by Summer

If it is your first day of absence please complete the work on Google Classroom.



Visiting Bootmakers

Science experiment

Ice Cream Dream outcome

Our Class explored the story of Ug and Stone Age Boy. The Children were asked to create their own freeze frame photo for the opening, build up, problem resolution and ending of the story.

Animal Magic Hook Day

Are you FOR or AGAINST zoos?

Year 5 designed their own green screen and created a balanced argument about whether they are for or against zoos. 

Harry Potter trip

We had a magic time at Harry Potter Studios!



We hope the Year 6 children have a fabulous time at Camp this week. We look forward to hearing all about it on your return.