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Welcome to Year 5. In year 5 we are split into Foxgloves and Sunflowers. Our class teachers are Miss Pickett and Miss Pickerin also in our class helping our learning are Mrs Taylor and Mrs Archbold. In Foxgloves class there are  17 boys and 12 girls and in Sunflowers class there are 17 boys and 14 girls. 

Picture 1 Miss Pickett
Picture 2 Mrs Archbold
Picture 3 Miss Pickerin
Picture 4 Mrs Taylor



Happy Easter! We hope you have all been working hard at home to complete your learning booklets but have also been having a well deserved rest, spending lots of time with your family and doing lots of things you enjoy! On Monday 20th April your next home learning booklet will be delivered. In the mean time, enjoy the sun and don't eat too many easter eggs!! 





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On Friday, the children recieve a home learning pack that includes a home learning booklet of resources that they can work on at home. All of the work is learning that we have previously covered and will help them to practice this learning and develop their knowledge and understanding further. 


The children will also have a paper list of links to websites they can access to develop their learning and understanding. The children must also be accessing TT Rockstars. Miss Pickett and Miss Pickerin willl be setting the times table for the pupils in their class and setting up battles so that they can all compete together. Miss Pickett and Miss Pickerin will be battling against you too!


Here is a list of websites that you can access for home learning.

Phonics Play –

Pobble 365 –  A variety of pictures to use as stimulus for writing.

Literacy Shed - (Also has Spelling Shed) You can sign up for a 14-Day Free Trail. Click on Teaching Resources at the top and click on the year group, there are lots of resources within each year group that are free.

Vooks – Extracts for reading.

The Book Wormery –

Into Film –

The Literacy Company –

Oxford Owl (reading and spelling) –

Draw with Rob –   Join author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, on his website and learn how to draw characters.

IXL Quizzes— -  Click on the year group your child is in and then select a topic of learning.

Twinkl -  Free access for a month but can also be paid for.  Go to and create an account and put the code CVDTWINKLHELPS into the offer box to gain free access. Another way to access is and create an account and put the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS.

White  Rose Maths - Home Learning Teaching Resource. - Click on the year group your child is in. There are teaching videos, worksheets and answers for each topic.

Hit the Button—— 6—11 year olds. A game that helps children to practice their number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers.

BBC Bitesize - - Click on the year group and then the subject. Then click on the different topics within that subject.

Maths Shed – - You can sign up for a 14-Day Free Trail. Click on Teaching Resources at the top and click on the year group, there are lots of resources within each year group that are free.



TT Rock Stars— - Children will have their own login and the teacher will set the tables for them as well as Battles. Teachers will be monitoring the children’s scores and will set new tables for them as they achieve their times tables!

Prodigy maths interactive games - - create a free account to access.

NRICH maths games - - Click on the maths topic and then on the topic specific to your child's age.

Classroom Secrets - - sign up for free at the bottom of the page to access resources.





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For homework this year at River View, we are working on collecting our dollars by completing activities at home over a half term. These activities will help towards our writing and maths learning they will be focused around our current topic for the term. Each child is provided with a green homework book to complete the challenges in. For every challenge the children complete they will be awarded with a different number of dollars. At the end of each term all of the dollars are added up and recorded!


Below you can see this terms Dynamite Dollars sheet all about our topic Walls and Barricades!




As well as completing homework, your child is also expected to read to an adult at home four times a week, this must be recorded in their reading diary for them to earn their reading dollars. Dollars are also awarded for attendance, uniform and positive behaviour. 


Book Bingo is continuing again this year and the children have until December to complete this terms board. If your child has read one of the books at home then sign it on their board so that they can work towards a line or a full house!

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Current Topic

Mexico and the Mayans

This term we are learning all about the Mexicans and the Mayans. We are going to  be tasting lots of delicious food and learning all about the history of Mexico. We are going to learn all about their past culture and even make our own Mexican masks! 
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Mexican madness

What an awesome time we had celebrating Mexico! We played many party games and tried some Mexican food. We tried tacos, salsa, guacamole and cucumber. Some of us were more adventurous than others by trying chilli and cheese dip. We had a truly great time. 

Exciting Learning Opportunities


Online Safety

Good to be Green

We work on our behaviour at River View by following our Good to be Green system. If we are able to maintain "Green" for the half term, then we will be rewarded with a celebration. We cannot wait for the first one as they are always fun that you would not want to miss. 

Previous Learning

Walls and Barricades!


Our topic for this term is walls and barricades. We will be exploring why walls and barricades were so important to so many different people and for so many different reasons. Throughout this topic we will learn about a variety of different walls and the roles they played in history. 

We will be finding out what life was like when Hadrian’s Wall was built, learn about the effects of the Berlin Wall and explore and understand why the Great Wall of China is known as one of the great wonders of the world! 


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PE (Including Swimming)

During their time in Year 5, the children will be going swimming every Thursday. For swimming they will be required to bring to bring with them a swimming suit, a towel, a pair of pants if they are coming to school in their swimming suit, a swimming hat if their hair can go into a bobble and goggles. If you would like you children to wear goggles, please send your children to school with a signed note letting their class teacher know. The children will also be doing PE on a Friday with their class teacher.

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