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I feel very lucky to be teaching such an amazing class for two years in a row! Let's make Year 5 even more fun, memorable and successful as Year 4 was!


Please visit this page as the year progresses for updates, and to find out a little more about what we have been learning about in class.


Communication, both to celebrate the good things and tackle any problems or concerns, plays a principal role in ensuring the very best education for your child. Parents/guardians, please do not hesitate to contact me on the school number, or via email:


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Many thanks,

Mr Roycroft

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This week has seen a deeper exploration of poetry as a follow on from last week. We began by recapping on our list poems from last week, then looked at a completely different approach: shape poetry. The children analysed a wide range of shape poems from different authors, including ones done by other children. We then had a go at some shape poems of our own...check out our English books to be blown away by the children's creativity!


In maths, we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10000. Maths is going to look a little different on Fridays in Year 5, as we will all be boarding the 'Maths Express'. Watch this space for more information!

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This week, we have explored the use of drama to depict a range of complex emotions. We used body language and facial expression to show blatant emotion, then explored the use of subtle clues to show the same emotions in a less obvious way. We explored a range of emotions including regret, jealousy and pride. After becoming equipped with a deep understanding of each emotion, we created pictures of our chosen emotions using watercolours. We used a range of things to represent the idea of each emotion, including landscapes/ objects/ weather/ colour patterns… anything other than humans!


We moved on to exploring the use of these emotions in a poem about New Years Resolutions. We discussed the various emotions we may feel throughout Year 5 and composed a similar poem of our very own.


In maths, we really hit the ground running by looking at place value up to one million and beyond! The children were all very excited by the prospect of one day seeing numbers this size in their bank accounts. Here's to hoping!


Exploring emotion through drama



This week, we hit the ground running with some baseline assessments to help us track our progress throughout the year. We pulled out our very best writing, watercolour painting and maths to help put the finishing touches to our brand new classroom displays. On top of our normal timetabled activities, we took part in some challenging team building games, including a card-stacking task which truly got our hearts racing. The only catch: before we were allowed to use a card, we had to figure out something the whole group shared in common!

Card Stacking

Diversity Balloons

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