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Mrs Jones & Mrs Baigent

Home Learning 22.9.17 ( Home Learning Logs to be returned 28.9.17)

Curriculum overviews can be viewed below by clicking on the attachments.


Please read daily at home for at least 20 minutes. For each completed book, newspaper article or section of a non-fiction book etc, please select a question from the 'reading wheel' at the back of the Reading Record and answer it neatly in the comments section for that text.

Reading Challenge

The Autumn Term Reading Challenge has been launched and challenge cards can be found inside Home Learning Journals. As part of our on-going review into Home Learning and response to parent feedback, the expectation is now that all children attempt to complete this. The 'Recommended Reads' list referenced can be found at the bottom of this page, why not make a start with your first challenge this weekend? Good luck!


This week's focus was the letter string 'silent letters'and next week we will be taking a closer look at words with the suffixes -ible and -able. Can you think of any words with these suffixes? Write five of them into sentences. Look out for them in your reading books.


We are still focussing on the books of Michael Morpurgo. Have a look at his website for news and information about his books and personal appearances


In maths we have been reading and writing Roman Numerals. Have a look at skill A5 on the website (Year 5 maths skills) . Mrs Pruden has created a 'Magical Maths' folder for the children in her maths focus group.

We are still focussing on times tables and have completed another challenge. The children are aware if they have a particular times table to learn. Practise times tables up to 12 x12 every week, including the inverse division facts.

Rights Respecting

As part of our work towards our Rights Respecting Award Level 2, all classes took part in the World's largest lesson this week which introduces one of UNICEF's Global Goals. This year the focus is on Goal 2- Zero Hunger. Follow this link for an activity which encourages the children to evaluate what they are eating and link it to the goals.


Our topic this half term is immigration to Britain during the 1940s to 1970s. The children can select anything related to immigration and find out about it. Be ready to report back to the class during the last week of this half term. I will be chatting to the children about this project in more detail at school.


'Schezzo' by Webster on the cello

We enjoyed our first recital on Thursday afternoon, which was superb. All the children who are learning to play instruments have been invited to perform during our music lessons over the next few weeks.









The children have been learning about e-safety and have completed posters advising others how to keep safe online. These are displayed in front of the computing suite.








Practising these basic shapes will improve your core strength.





Rights Respecting School

The children have created their own charter by voting for the UNICEF articles on which they would like to focus this year. After that, they made suggestions about what children should do and adults must do in order to ensure all children at the school access their rights. The resulting work is displayed in the classroom. I am very proud of the children for showing their understanding of the articles and the mature way they approached the task. They are starting to independently consider the rights during all aspects of the curriculum.

Our class representatives

Our newly elected Arts Ambassador, School Councillor and Rights Respecting steering group members.

Our Awards

  • Arts Council
  • Sing Up
  • Offsted
  • Music Mark
  • RRSA Level 1
  • Sports Mark