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Welcome to Year 5!

Hello Year Five!


I hope you are all making the best out of this change to our daily routines. I for one am missing you all already but look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

Joe Wicks has been keeping me up on my feet daily (I haven’t missed one yet!) and it would be great to see as many of you as possible incorporating his morning workouts, live on YouTube, into your daily routines.

Psssstt… You could even get the parents to join in!


Keep in Touch!

We now have Tapestry and it would be great to hear from you guys. Let me know what your favourite lessons have been from home and if you have taken any pictures that you would like to share with the class, please feel free to upload them on to Tapestry with parental permision of course. It would be great to share some of these photos on our class page so we can all connect over our experiences of home learning. 


Stay Safe and Be Good!

Remember to look after your brothers and sisters as well as being good for your parents. Take time to thank them for the time they are putting in to your home learning.


We hope to see you soon!
Mr Burton and Mrs Walker

Joe Wicks - 9am Monday to Friday. Live on YouTube. Keep a healthy body, keep a healthy mind!

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Term 4!


I hope you all had a lovely time break, ready to go again for another short, yet busy, term. Once again we will be swimming this term, so please ensure you have your swimwear (and towel!) with you every Monday. 



In Literacy our book this term is Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan. This book is a real treat for the class as it explores the time of the Second World War through the eyes of a young girl in Germany. This is a short read with some powerful imagery, perfect for inspiring some great writing from you all. 


In Maths we are going to be covering the following topics:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions 
  • Representing fractions as decimals and percentages
  • Interpreting and presenting statistics


Homework will be given out on a Friday and collected on the following Friday. This will consist of spellings, times tables and either a Maths or English worksheet. Homework will be given out every week.  Please read for at least 1 hour a week.  


PE Kit

Please make sure you have your swimwear (including towels) in school every Monday for swimming lessons. 

If you attend an after school sports club, please make sure you have your PE kit in school in order to participate. 


Dates for your diary:

Thursday 5th March: World Book Day 

Monday 16th - Friday 20th March: Science Week

Friday 27th March: DT Day

Monday 30th - Tuesday 31tst March: Parents Evening

Monday 30th March: Holy Week Activities 
Wednesday 1st April: Last Day of Term 4

Thursday 16th April: First Day of Term 5


World War 2 - Project


After reading Rose Blance in English, I have been incredibly impressed by your curiosity towards the events that took place. With this year being the 75th aniversary of VE Day, now is a great time for us to indulge in this topic. 


For homework this term, you will be coming up with a project on World War 2 which you will peresnt to the class later in the term. 


This could be a large poster, a project book, a PowerPoint etc. The idea is for YOU to take ownership of this research.


Things you might research…
- The Blitz
- Allies and Axis
- Canterbury in the war
- Auschwitz – Concentration camps
- War music
- War rations
- Uniforms and weaponry


PARENTS - Please note

When researching when researching online, children may find some images distressing if you don't have parental controls set up on your computer.

I advise that you monitor your child's use of the internet for this topic. 


Books are always a great resource, so take advantage of the local library too!