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Welcome to our Year 5 website page. We are Sunflowers and Foxgloves. Our class teachers are Miss Mossie and Miss Booth and our teaching assistants are Miss Dawkins and Mr Knight. We also have Mrs Whitley helping out with swimming alongside Burton Albion teachers. Enjoy looking around our page!


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Class Code

Below you can view our class rules that we created as a class to give us ownership over what happens in our classroom and how we treat each other. Our rules help us to make our school and community RICHER. 
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Below our current timetable is attached. We have Commando Joe on Tuesdays and swimming on a Thursday. Please ensure children bring the correct kit on these days. 



Each week, children will be given homework on a Friday. The homework will consist of the following: 

  • a mathematics task
  • a grammar task
  • a comprehension task


This homework is due back in on the following Wednesday and the children will receive a dollar for completed comprehension homework and one dollar for maths and grammar homework.



In order to receive a dollar, it is expected that every pupil will read four times a week at home. This needs to be recorded in their school reading record with a parental signature.


Year 5 will be swimming throughout the year on a Thursday. Our aim is that every child in year 5 will be able to swim 25 metres by the end of the school year.

Girls require a one-piece swimsuit and towel. A swimming cap is needed to cover long hair. Jewellery and watches must not be worn and to wear goggles, a letter from a parent/carer is required.

Boys require swimming trunks or shorts and a towel. Again, jewellery and watches are not allowed and for goggles to be worn, a letter stating why must be sent in by a parent/carer.

All children that suffer from a medical condition e.g. asthma must bring their medication and give it to the teacher in charge to keep. The teacher will take it with them to the swimming baths.

Topic Hook Day - All the fun of the fair!


To kick our topic off, we went to the fair! Years 5 and 6 played fairground games, ate popcorn and candyfloss and even won some prizes! We played games such as splat-a-rat, hoopla and pick a stick. We could get spooked in the ghost themed room too. In the afternoon, we made our own Punch and Judy shows. It was a fantastic day and a super way to start our fairground topic. 

Welcome to the fair!

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Good to be Green

Well done to all of the children who stayed green for this half term! We celebrated ourselves by enjoying a game of handball. Well done to the winning team!

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Calke Abbey Trip

National Storytelling Week 2019

This week it was National Storytelling Week and we celebrated by swapping teachers for one of our class reader sessions. It was great for the teachers to get to know a different class across the school and also great for the children to be read to by another adult.

Our year 5 teachers swapped with reception so we were read to by Miss Holmes and Mrs Meakin. 

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Maths Parent Workshop

What a lovely afternoon we had on Friday! We showed off our maths target games to our parents whilst also introducing them to TT Rockstars! We are loving practising our targets every day so it was great to share this with our adults! Take a look below at some of our activities. 

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Computing Week

It was our school's annual Computing Week on our first week back this half term. Our objectives were to look at coding and debugging systems. We used the Lego We Do 2 kits to do this. The children had such fun creating a system with lego (who doesn't love lego!). They had to follow steps to build their system, create coding to make it move and then spot any bugs to debug them. 

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Anti-bullying Week 

'Choose Respect'

Year 5 Anti-bullying video

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Dudley Zoo

What an amazing day Years 5 and 6 have had at the zoo! We took part in a fantastic informative workshop about inheritance and evolution. We explored the zoo, seeing some brilliant animals - we even had time to create observational drawings of some of them! 

Diwali Workshop

On Monday 12th November, Years 4,5 and 6 were treated to a special assembly and workshop to learn about Diwali. 


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Good to be Green

What an amazing experience we had today! Those of us that stayed green this half term, we treated to an archery session. Check out our skills out in the photos below.

The Grand Opening of our MUGA!

Our Multi-use Games Area opened on Tuesday 9th October and we all had a fantastic sports themed day to celebrate the reveal. We took part in football themed activities, competed in a sports trivia quiz and timed ourselves to do various activities. Not only that, in English, we used our speaking and listening skills to become commentators! We commentated over a football match using skills such as projection, intonation and expression.



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European Languages Day

What a brilliant day we had exploring the different languages in our class. Year 5 focused on learning Polish today and made greeting cards for Poland's Independence Day. Take a look at some of our cards below. 

Commando Joe

Take a look at some of our work with Commando Joe recently. We are completing missions every week!

We must get water into the vehicle!

Theme Week - The Great Dragon Bake Off!

What an amazing week and a half we had in year 5 reading the Great Dragon Bake Off book by Nicola O'Byrne. It was great to illustrate our own dragons, create our own dragon eggs and we even made individual cheesecakes in the bake off tent! We wrote instructions in our English lessons too. 



Maths is one of our favourite subjects as we like to learn in a variety of exciting ways. We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our innovative ways of learning. 

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