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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

Hargrave and Bunzl will have swimming on Tuesdays. Both classes have outdoor PE two days a week, Bunzl, Wednesday and Friday and Hargrave, Monday and Thursday. Due to current restrictions, 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).

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.

Due to current COVID restrictions, children are not allowed to have water bottles in class.  Named cups will be provided for drinking water, and these will remain in school. It is important for children to keep hydrated throughout the day.

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

11 October 2021

Reasoned Rounding

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

17 November 2020

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.

13 October 2020

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.

11 September 2020

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

22 November 2019

Year 5 Travel Back in Time

Last week, year 5 started their 4th mini mission of the year – The Yorkes. The Yorkes are the family who lived at Erddig Hall in Wrexham and eventually gave the house to the National Trust. Building upon our previous knowledge of the Victorians from our Little Princess mission last year, the children have already […]

08 October 2019

To Infinity and Beyond

Year 5 have begun their next mini mission! We are going to learn all about our solar system and whether humans could live on mars…We are trying to recreate the solar system out of sweets. I wonder how much we know?! Year 5 have also been making and testing their own rocket launchers. They worked […]