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Term 4


I'd like to welcome Year 5 back from hopefully a restful half term and I am delighted to be back with them. 


In English our book this term is The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. We will be writing a narrative based on the characters from the book and later on a biography on Maurice. In Maths we are learning about different measures, including volume, capacity, perimeter, area and converting different units of measure

In topic we will be looking at the Ancient Egyptians.


Our value this term is Justice.



This term we will be doing dodgeball on Wednesday and football on Friday. I would like to remind all pupils that PE kits need to be in school on all days as plans can change.



Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday. 
Please could all parents sign off the reading as it is very important. 

Spellings will be given to the majority of pupils on a Friday and will be tested on a Wednesday.  Pupils have received a spelling list and should be able to identify their current target list. These can also be found on the class page below.  


Please continue to learn times tables. Pupils should be at the stage of branching out into recognising that by knowing 5x6=30 they know 50x6 and 500x6 etc. These are very important in many areas of maths.

A good website that children enjoy using to practise is


If you lose the homework sheet it will be available each week underneath this message.



I would be very grateful if any parents or carers would be willing to give up a little bit of time each week to help with reading.  If you can help, please do not hesitate to speak to me at the start or end of the school day.


I look forward to working with you all again.


Mr Ford

Welcome to Year Five in 2019!


Term 3

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead, Miss Sheikh is the new teacher and will be having a 'Meet the Teacher' session on Thursday 10th January at 3.30pm in Class 5. All  Year 5 parents are welcome.


The value for this term is Perseverance


Term 2

In term 2, we enjoyed Hockey on a Monday afternoon with Bristol Sport and 'Health Squad' on a Friday morning. We studied Islam in RE term, with a trip to Masjid-e-Noor and the Cathedral in Gloucester.




Mentos and Coke experiment

Watch this little girl's Mentos and Coke experiment- how do you know this is a reversible or non-reversible change?

Term 1 and 2 topic map.

Times Tables Games


As we come onto some of the more complex methods for calculating and problem solving in Maths, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to do a little more with our Times Tables, to ensure that they come so naturally to the children that they can focus more on the whole method.


According to the government, children should know all of their Times Tables by the end of Year Four. I would like to see all children practising tables that challenge them, like the 6s, 7s and 8s. If they still need cementing in the easier ones, then by all means have a go too!


I've attached some handy games websites to get your children really engaged with this; if you find any others, please tell me in their Homework Books so that I can share it on here too!


There are also a billion different apps on various stores for tablets and phones and the like.


Let me know how they go!


Mr Blake

21 times table facts poster! If you know these, you know them all!