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Herons - Year 5

Herons Class

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Welcome to our Class page.  We are Herons Class (the BEST class in the school!)

This year we are beginning our journey together as a full year 5 class.


Important dates to remember:

THURSDAY is our PE day - please have kits and trainers in school

FRIDAY is our spelling test day

FRIDAY spelling books must be handed in

FRIDAY spelling homework and Mathletics homework will be set weekly

Curriculum homework is set every other FRIDAY



Our first topic is: "2018 A Space Odyssey"

Between now and half term we will be reading "Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth" and focusing our learning around Space and America.


This term is going to be out of this world!



Week 2

Herons had a great week.  Thank you to all the children and families that helped make the cake sales on Thursday and Friday such a success.  Your efforts helped to raise £160!


Launch Day

On Launch day, as a key stage we rotated around our classes and took part in a variety of space themed activities. 

Mrs Evans took the children on a Rocky Road Journey and made space themed cake with the children - it tasted delicious - some of it may have made its way home to you...

Mrs Irvine helped the children to make planet themed sun catchers, some of which are on display in class and they look beautiful in the light.

I took the children on a scientific art adventure, making planet milk with milk, food colouring and washing up liquid.  We then went on to create our own planets using marbling inks and filter papers!


Our Learning Journey:

We've had lots of fun learning about each other, creating biographies and autobiographies in cartoon form - this wasn't as easy as we first thought it would be, but the results were brilliant.

In maths we have been working with negative numbers and solving problems involving them.  It's been a little tricky at times, so our Mathletics homework this week should help us to develop and apply this skill.



We've had lots of reading books, homework books and spelling books returned this week, but for those who are unsure of what is needed here is a helpful reminder:


Please remind children to log onto Mathletics using their pass codes which are inside their curriculum homework books and complete the set tasks each week.


Spelling homework each week requires the children to learn their spellings, write them out 3 times to see the patterns in the words and also to put the words into sentences.  Please check that your son / daughter is completing their homework correctly.  Spelling books must be in school on FRIDAY


To help the children become better writers, regular reading is vital.  Please listen to your child read for 10-15 minutes at least 3 times a week and ask them about their books, a note from you in their record is very helpful.  Your child is responsible for returning and changing their books in class.



Homework 1 Baking homework write up
Homework 2 Baking homework write up
Homework 3 Reading, homework books, spellings and cakes!


Autobiographies 1
Autobiographies 2


Reading 1 We visited the school library to select our books.
Reading 2 We collected books for home and school use.

Week 1 learning

Week 1 learning 1 Place value representations in Maths
Picture 1 Our School Values
Picture 2 Fellowship, Forgiveness and Compassion
Picture 1 discovering our world in Geography
Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September in the Dove Room at 9.15 am - Come and join us to help raise funds for this charity