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A battle between Asteroid and Apollo has been set on TT Rockstars from Friday 12th January to Friday 19th January 2024. It will start on Friday 12th at 3.30pm and end on Friday 19th at 8.30am. Who will win?

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome Year 5,  


The adults that work in this class are Miss Clark, Miss Wingrove and Miss Buckle.


Your new learning experience is Bridge that Gap

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


This term our PE days will be on Monday afternoon and Friday for swimming.  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. Swimming kit is needed on a Friday. 


Maths homework out on a Friday and due in the following Thursday ready to be marked. 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. Reading Tasks need to be completed weekly too on the page provided in Reading Records. 


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. Time spent on Numbots will also improve children's number bond knowledge. Times Table Rockstars and Numbots log in details are in the front of children's Reading Records. 


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 enjoy a wide selection of books. They need to read 5 times a week at home and this needs to be signed in the Reading Record. 

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 Clark

Learning Experience

Within this learning experience, we will be exploring the welfare of animals and looking into their natural and man-made habitats. Whilst on their Hook Day, the children will be creating 3D models of different natural habitats and immerse themselves into a virtual tour of Chester Zoo. This will help aid their scientific understanding of a range of habitats across the world. Through the use of ‘When The Sky Falls’ book by Phil Earle, the children will be given the opportunity to debate whether zoos should be deemed as prisons or sanctuaries.



The children will have a hook day where they will take part in variety of art activities where they will be learning about a range of different animals and their habitats and developing their drawing skills. They will find out about the variety of animals found in different habitats whilst discovering how each animal adapts in order to survive. They will explore the positive and negative feelings associated with zoos before writing a balanced argument that will demonstrate their new knowledge and personal opinions.



Children will be taking part in a hook day of a variety of art activities, where they will be learning about a range of different animals and their natural habitats. Each class will create a display of habitats using recycled materials.  Hook Day will be on: Thursday 4th January



Having investigated the arguments for and against zoos, the children will take part in a debate which will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and opinions. The children will then create a video using greenscreens. Parent outcome will be

Presented on: Thursday 8th February 2024


Take home task:

You might like to complete one or hopefully more of the following:

  • Draw or paint an animal of your choice
  • Research information related to habitats
  • Create a painting or collage of a habitat.
  • Create a leaflet, poster (annotated) or fact file (illustrated) of well-presented information about an animal of your choice
  • Make a 3D model of an animal in its habitat
  • Write a creative description of an animal of your choice
  • Write an acrostic poem related to an animal
  • Write a non-chronological report on an animal of your choice
  • Or make up your own Take Home Task!

Hand in date: Friday 3nd February 2024


How you can support your child at home:

  • Take the opportunity to talk about animals and their habitats
  • If possible, watch some TV programmes (CBBC, BBC) or use the internet (BBC wildlife) to find out more about animals
  • Learn times table facts up to 12 x 12
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 5 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.
  • Ensure your child completes their weekly maths homework and Reading Task.



History Museum Outcome

Ice Cream Teams

Making Ice Cream

Oxidation Investigation

Horse Visit


Friday 1st March will be mufti (non-uniform) day. In exchange for mufti we would like to request Easter related gifts and chocolate for the Easter Bingo and raffle. Thank you in advance for all your donations.