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Thursday 2nd April 

Good morning year 5!

I’ve decided that today is going to be “Thankful Thursday” because it’s easy to take for granted lots of aspects of our life we are lucky to have! Lots of successful people claim that writing what they are grateful for is a really important part of their morning routines and sets them up for a good day, so I spent this morning writing a list of 5 things that I am thankful for today. It put me in a really positive mood for the day!

  1. I am thankful that I woke up in my warm, comfortable bed this morning.
  2. I am thankful that it was light in the morning when my alarm went off.
  3. I am thankful it’s warm enough to exercise outside today.
  4. I’m thankful I still get to speak to you by posting on the class page!
  5. I am thankful for video calling because I can still see my baby nephews regularly despite them living far away.

Wednesday 1st April 

Good morning year 5!

I hope you are feeling good this morning! Yesterday I was feeling really lazy! I didn’t want to do any work, or exercise, or anything! I’ve recently been watching some of the old classic Disney films, so I decided to help motivate myself, I would put a Disney playlist on and get everything done! It was way more effective than I thought it would be, a Disney dance party is a great energiser! Here is my top 2 Disney songs to help motivate you too if you’re having a midweek slump! Have your own Disney dance party to get yourself going this morning!

Miss Gorstige

Hercules | I can Go The Distance

Moana - I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)

Timetable for Wednesday 1st April

Tuesday 31st March 

Good morning year 5!

Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school every day?

Her class was so bright!


I hope that terrible joke made you smile! Why don’t you tell someone else a joke today to brighten their day and make them smile? 

Miss Gorstige

Monday 30th March

Good morning Year 5!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and did something they enjoy. For me, being at home instead of going out meant I had a lot more time to spend on my hobbies! I had enough time to bake for the first time in ages, and it reminded me how much I love it. I made some banana bread, and had a go at making homemade tortillas for dinner too. Do you have any hobbies that you haven’t had much time for lately you could get back into? If not, maybe you could find a brand new hobby, and put some of your extra time towards it! You never know what you might have a secret talent for!

Miss Gorstige

Timetable Monday 30th March

Home Learning Packs

These home learning packs are designed to give children tasks to complete at home and should take roughly two weeks. If you have self-isolated before the school closure, you may have already started pack one, so please move on to pack two when ready.


Remember the Easter holidays are coming up in two weeks and work will not be set over this time period. Children are not expected to work during this time period, and, as much as you possibly can, enjoy some family time over this period.

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to Year Five! I'm looking forward to working with you and your child over the next year as we make our way through Year Five! Over the course of the year there will be hard work and challenges as we make sure the children are ready and prepared to go into Year Six next year. We will definitely be having some fun along the way too!


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to help!


Miss Gorstige

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)


DEAR takes place every day straight after lunch. The idea is everyone drops what they are doing and picks up a book and reads. This will last between 10-15 minutes and all you will hear is the turning of pages throughout the school while everyone enjoys their book including teachers!

General Information 


PE will take place on a Tuesday and Friday afternoons. It is important that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday until Friday as occasionally, this can change.




In Year Five, homework is set every week on Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday.

Homework will consist of the following:

  • A piece of English homework - this could be a reading comprehension based task or linked to the grammar we have been learning in that week
  • A set list of spellings linked to the spelling rule we have been learning in that week
  • A piece of Maths homework - this will be linked to the topics covered in the week.


In addition, this term we would like all children to regularly practise their times tables using Times tables Rocks Stars . Children should know their individual log ins/ passwords.

Reading Information


In Year Five, we encourage independent readers and the expectation is that pupils read at home every day, whether this be independently or with you.  Regular reading is crucial to improving your child's writing skills - the most avid readers are often the best writers as they experience a range of different genres and author styles that can help them in their own independent writing. It is your child's responsibility to choose either a book from home or the classroom to have in school. Your child has been provided with a reading record to fill in whenever they read at home. Once your child has read four times, they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a prize draw at the end of the term.

Year 5/6 Information Evening

Year Five Curriculum Information Letter Autumn 2019