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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 enjoyed getting to know you during the Autumn term and look forward to more fun during the Spring term. We are also very fortunate as Miss Rae will be working with Fuchsia class between January and March. 


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 Spring 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 Spring term, we will be venturing to Mexico and learning about all things associated with the country and the Maya culture. The Maya culture were responsible for so much that we take for granted in the present day so it will be wonderful to learn all about it.


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


Check back soon for more on what we have been learning about!




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!




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

This term, the children will…

  • Name stationaries /school equipment used within the class.
  • Identify and state the various subjects studied in school.
  • Express preferences on the subjects studied.
  • Use the 3rd person to make sentences about someone’s preferences and timetable.
  • Label the various rooms in the school.
  • Tell the time in a basic form.
  • Read and or recite part of a poem.
  • Describe their daily routine.
  • Use the 1st, 2nd and 3rd person to discuss week end / holiday hobbies and activities.
  • Develop their awareness of the Easter tradition in France.


This term, the children will work on topics related to school. They will start with identifying the various rooms and other facilities in a school and complete a map of our school. To help memorisation and accurate pronunciation, the children will engage in picture matching activities, songs (‘dans mon école il y a’) and games.

They will then add to that the various subjects studied in school and use Q&A to express which their favourite is. The children will be able to compare their school life with that of a French child through videos and short texts.

 Finally, we will complete the topic by identifying the various school supplies and apparatus.  The children will have a DT session where they will follow instructions to create a banner.

The children in year 5 will be working on describing their daily routine. Along with telling the time, they will use a range of adjectives and adverbs to describe their day-to-day activities. They will work on developing their sound recognition through poems and rhymes to help them pronounce unfamiliar vocabulary.

They will engage in short conversations with each other recognising and using a wide range of verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person (including reflexive verbs) to describe what activities they do at the week-end or in their spare time.   They will recognise and name 5 question words and will practice creating sentences that include questioning and negative structures.



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



 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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