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Year 5



Welcome to the Year 5 class page. Mrs Mousley is the class teacher in Sunflowers class and Miss Murray is the class teacher in Fuchsias class; Mrs Taylor will be supporting in both classes over the course of the year.  In Fuchsias class, there are 14 girls and 11 boys. Next door in Sunflowers class, there are 10 girls and 14 boys. We cannot wait to get to know you all better and we have lots of exciting lessons and experiences planned for you. 


Class Code


Please familiarise yourselves with our classroom codes before entering either of the Year 5 classrooms; it is essential that we all follow these rules throughout the school day.


Sunflowers' Charter

Fuchsia's Class Charter



This is the Summer timetable for Year 5.  Please note that your child has PE on Wednesday. Please ensure that you have sent your child in with a pair of named trainers for these sessions as well as a named water bottle. 


Current Topic


We are off to Mexico in the Summer term! Ariba! We will be learning about all things Mexican past, present and future! There will also be some interesting lessons on chocolate!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

During Summer term, we will be focusing on the book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' As we are focusing on the Mayans and Mexico, we thought this was a perfect link. We also love chocolate in Year 5!

The Island

Our learning in March was based around Mark Janssen's book, The Island. 


Our English lessons were based around this book as were our Maths and afternoon sessions. 



Our Aboriginal-inspired art!



Summer's Dynamite Dojo challenge sheet is shown below. A copy has also been sent home with homework books. Things are a little different this year so if you complete an amazing piece of art, you will have to upload it to Google Classroom for your teacher to mark.  We love looking at your homework and remember, homework wins Dojo points!



Our current Science lessons are all about Living Things and Their Habitats, specifically learning about the life cycles of mammals, insects, birds and reptiles. 

Exciting Learning Opportunities


Online Safety


Our 5 SMART rules

Whenever we use computers, iPads, tablets or mobile phones, we will be following our 5 SMART rules…


Safe: We are careful and do not give out personal information about yourself or anyone else when chatting or posting online.


Meeting: We know that meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous, so it’s not a good idea. We only meet someone with your parents’ or carer’s permission and even then, only when they are with us. We always remember that online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.


Accepting: We understand that accepting emails, IM messages, or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems—they may contain viruses or nasty messages!


Reliable: When we chat online, we know it is best to only chat to real world friends and family members. Sometimes, people online might lie about who they are. We always check information found on the internet because it might not be true. We use other websites and books to do this.


Tell: We always tell a parent, carer, trusted adult or phone Childline if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online. We know that we can always report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) if we are worried about online abuse or the way that someone is chatting online. 

Good to be Green


Our 'Richer' values are of great importance and everyone in the school - children and staff- are encouraged to follow them at all times. 


R- Respect

I- Independence

C - Caring

H - Helpful

E - Equality

R - Resilience


The children who choose to use their 'Richer' values and receive no red cards during the week will attend Richer Rainbow time on a Friday. Unfortunately, children who do not use their Richer values, will spend Friday afternoons with Mr Easton and Mr Crooks. 


Previous Learning

A Christmas Carol


It all went rather Dickensian here at River View in December! Here you will find out about everything we  learned during our A Christmas Carol month of learning.. 

PE (Including Swimming)


We will update this section when we receive further guidance from the Government. 

Relevant Internet Links