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Year 5 – ‘Hargrave’ and ‘Bunzl’


Children will continue to receive weekly homework in Year 5. This will be set on a Friday in both classes and will consist of a piece of a GPS (grammar, punctuation & spelling) dictation and a maths activity.

Homework will be set using Google Classroom. Your child will have been given a log for this. Google Classroom can be accessed via the Virtual School link at the top of this page.5.

Children should be reading five times a week at home. Where possible encourage your child to read daily, even if it is just 5 minutes squeezed in. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, annual or anything else they enjoy.  Children have reading diaries where you can comment on your child’s reading at home and they can keep track of the books they have read. There is also a useful section on common words to read and spell. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays.

All pupils should now be confident with all their times tables so should challenge themselves on TimesTable Rockstars to be the best pop star they can! Please contact us if there are any problems accessing the site or logging in. Another good site to use in the meantime is Hit the Button as it requires no login.

Swimming & PE

Year 5 PE and Swimming sessions will take place every Friday.  Children must come to school dressed in their PE kits and will continue to wear them for the rest of the day. PE kit is a white t-shirt, blue or navy shorts and suitable footwear (trainers or pumps). Please also ensure children come to school with the appropriate swimming kit in a waterproof bag.

Children with earrings must remove them for PE and Swimming or cover with tape if they have just been pierced. Long hair must be tied back for both PE and Swimming.

Water Bottles

Children are welcome to bring their own water bottle into class, this should be filled with water only. Named cups will also be provided for drinking water, and these will remain in school. It is important for children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Unless this has been discussed with a class teacher for medical reasons.

House Points 

Children will be awarded house points for outstanding effort, kindness, helpfulness and anything else that staff feel they have worked hard on or gone above and beyond for. These will be collected on ClassDojo.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in coming in to speak to us. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Masey & Miss Wilcox

Year 5 – ‘Hargrave’ and ‘Bunzl’ Blog


Fantastic Forces

This week Year 5 have continued with their understanding of forces, linked to our mini mission about the Titanic! We used our findings from last week to plan and carry out further buoyancy investigations and understand what makes objects buoyant. Some of the theories included ‘Are all objects with an air pocket buoyant?’ ‘Does a […]


5, 4, 3, 2, 1….Blast Off!

5, 4, 3, 2, 1….Blast Off! We have started our brand new mini mission ‘Where Once We Stood’ which is all about Space! Our first task was to show our current knowledge and understanding of the solar system using sweets! We had marshmallow suns, skittle planets and popcorn moons! We then listened to the actual […]


Reasoned Rounding

Year 5 playing a game of ‘reasoned rounding’ to prepare them for ‘serious’ rounding up to six digits later in the week.


Buddhist Zooms into Year 5 Classroom

Year 5 enjoyed a live zoom session with Saido, who is a Buddhist, to learn more about the next religion we will study during our RE mini mission! We were shown artefacts, photos and made lots of fantastic notes to help us with our learning.


To Infinity and Beyond for Year 5

This week, Bunzl class have been learning about the first Moon landings of Apollo 11, the different phases of the Moon and finally how to plan and conduct an investigation using controlling variables. A great week’s work all round! Well done Bunzls.


Year 5 Stitch Their Way To Their New Mini Mission

Hargrave and Bunzl classes (year 5) have been learning running stitch this afternoon as part of our DT focus for our new mini mission. We can’t wait to start making our ‘promise purses’ linked to our focus text ‘The Promise’ by @nicolakidsbooks