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Welcome to the Year 5 class page. Mrs Mousley is the class teacher in Sunflowers class and Mr Stokes is the class teachers 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 12 boys. Next door in Sunflowers class, there are 13 girls and 14 boys. We are very fortunate that Miss Wright will be joining Sunflowers for a little while as she trains to become a teacher. 



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.




This is the Summer timetable for Year 5.  Please note that your child has PE on Thursday. Please ensure that you have sent your child in with the correct PE, making sure that all items are clearly labelled with your child's full name. We recommend sending a PE kit in one the first day of each half term and we will make sure it is sent home  for a wash before each holiday. 


Current Topic


During the Summer term, we will be learning all about water, specifically the water cycle, the journey that water takes and rivers in our community and internationally. There will also be a special bridge challenge!


Last term, we learnt lots about History so it will be fun to delve into the more Geographical elements of the curriculum. 


Duering our Project Friday sessions in the second Summer half term, we are learning all about bridges. Initially, we will learn baout four main bridge types, combining Science, DT and Geography by locating famous bridges internationally. Then, we will learn about the forces that act upon the four main bridge types, ensuring that they function correctly. Towards the end of the project, we will complete a variety of bridge challenges from Sir Alan Sugar himself, which require us to apply our Science and DT skills well.




Homework is a little different this year at River View. Dynamite Dojo sheets will be uploaded to Google Classroom each half term and homework is to be submitted via this platform. Your teacher will log on regularly and will award dojos once your work has been checked. 

We always enjoy seeing how creative you - and your parents - can be so don't delay!

Star Writer

Writing is very important to us here at River View. We value writing in all subjects, no matter what it is. 

Each week, our teachers will nominate a 'Star Writer' and they will be celebrated in our 'Richer' Assembly every Monday. 

Check back weekly to see if any members of Year 5 have been awarded the prize!





During the first Summer half term, we are learning about the following areas of Maths: fractions, decimals and percentages; properties of shapes and converting units of measure. As well as these areas of Maths, we will continue to develop our multiplication recall. We are multiplication masterminds and LOVE TT Rockstars!


Please check back to see some of the fun things we are learning about!


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

As usual at River View, we like to celebrate important events in style!


We had a wonderful Jubilee Day at River View. We enjoyed fair rides, a Punch and Judy show, a whole-school lunch, not to mention the crafts we completed in class.  We hope that you enjoy looking at our gallery from the day.


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World Book Day


On World Book Day, each year group chose their favourite book and planned exciting activities based upon it. In Year 5, our book was Peter Pan and we made pirate hats and fairy dust bags, which we were able to take home. It was lovely to see children in other year groups too. 

Please enjoy looking at our gallery of photographs. 


Here is an overview of what the children in year 5 will be covering this summer term in French.

This term, the children will…

  • Name and identify various jobs.
  • Express what job they ‘would like’ to do using the conditional tense.
  • Use various adverbs to justify their choice of job.
  • State various places of work.
  • Use a bilingual dictionary accurately to find desired information.
  • Conduct research about important artists in their various fields and present the information to their peers.
  • Familiarise themselves with a range of famous French sports people and the field they excel in.
  • Name various countries taking part in the football world cup and place them on a map.
  • Recall information about the French national day (bastille Day) and the celebrations associated with it.  


The focus in year 5 this term will be on the world of work. The children will use more independent means to find out information and collate and share them with peers. They will extend the vocabulary of jobs to artists as well as sportsmen and women. They will link it to the French and other football teams participating in this year’s world cup.  This will give the children the opportunity to develop their geographical vocabulary.

This half term in French, the children in year 5 are practicing saying a poem linked to telling and asking for the time. Below is a demonstration of their progress. 

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Anti-Bullying Week 2021


We take bullying very seriously at River View which is why we raise the profile of anti-bullying at every opportunity. We celebrated anti-bullying week in November, kicking off the week by wearing odd socks. All of the learning for the week was related to the topic of anti-bullying and we even had the help of Monty the Manatee.


Here are our anto-bullying posters (and a little link to English too!)

Here are pictures from the anti-bullying workshop we particpated in.

Exciting Learning Opportunities


Tutbury Castle Visit

On a glorious Autumnal day, we were fortunate enough to visit and incredible ruined castle - Tutbury Castle to be specific! 

We meant an Anglo-Saxon called Edmund and he told us all about himself, his family and his life. We explored the dungeons too - we didn't need to be put in there though as we all used our Richer values. 

Enjoy looking at our photographs! 


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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 Mrs Barker, attending a behaviour intervention.


Previous Learning

Here are our Mayan masks, which were based upon creatures or God from Mayan mythology. We had such a great time making them!




 Your child has PE on Thursday. Please ensure that you have sent your child in with the correct PE, making sure that all items are clearly labelled with your child's full name. We recommend sending a PE kit in one the first day of each half term and we will make sure it is sent home  for a wash before each holiday. PE sessions will delivered by a member of Burton Albion staff.

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