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Welcome to the Summer Term!

Where is the time going? 


This half term we are heading back to the Amazon rainforest and focusing on the importance of the Amazon river.  We will be investigating the Amazon basin, the climate and how the  Amazon river helps to support the wildlife and inhabitants of the rainforest.


Watch out for details of a visitor who will be coming to Year 5 in May!



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In our English work we will be reading Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson.  We will be writing our own stories based in a different culture than our own; in this case a rainforest.
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret


In English, we will be reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick.


Have a look at the website listed below and see what you can find out......

We are learning an action scene from The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It is an exciting part of the story where the mechanical man starts to move.  We have created text maps to help us to re-tell the scene.  We'll be using ideas from the scene to plan and write our own short stories.

To infinity and beyond!


The children in 5C have amazed me with their enthusiasm, knowledge, determination and awe during our Space topic.  We have been on a journey all around the universe; studying planets, galaxies, astronauts and more.


The homework has been wonderful! Thank you for so much for the effort you have all put in.  I can tell the homework has taken a long time but the results are so worth it.


Have a look at some of the photographs of your hard work.


Thank you to all parents and carers for your wonderful support. 

Home reading


Home reading should be taking place every evening for at least 10 minutes.  In 5C, we are aiming to build our reading stamina so that we can tackle longer texts without becoming distracted.


Books can be changed each day once they have been signed by an adult.


At the moment, we have got a mini competition in 5C!  We've each got a sticker card to collect stickers for every adult signature. For every 4 stickers, children can collect a prize from Mrs Cottam's box.

Have you seen our amazing growing sea creatures yet?

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Our Anglo Saxon visitor.


On Thursday 26th October, Year 5 were treated to a visit from Anglo Saxon expert, Terry Briody.  He brought with him an amazing selection of replica armour, weapons and jewellery.  In the morning session, 5M created their own weapons and then 5C spent the afternoon making some fabulous jewellery.

Welcome to 5C!

Welcome back to school. It feels like the summer holidays are a distant memory now!  Here are a few reminders to help you settle into the new Year 5 routine.

Our WOW starter!


As part of our "A Kingdom United" topic, Year 5 had a visit from Leyland Morris Men.  What fun we had!  We had a try at 2 dances.  One dance was a small team dance where we had to work in groups of 6.  We were given wooden sticks which we had to knock together in a pattern.

The second dance was in a ring and we had to count our steps then do a kick with our left leg.  The music got faster and faster!

The Leyland Morris Men all commented on how polite, enthusiastic and happy our children are.  We are very proud!

Angles or Angels?


In 5C, we are going angles crazy! We are learning how to use a protractor to measure angles up to 180 degrees. We know that a 90 degree angle is a right angle, an angle less than 90 degrees is an acute angle and an angle bigger than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees is an obtuse angle.

Can you remember the name of an angle which is more than 180 degrees?


Take a look at this website and learn how to measure angles.

Our Homework for Autumn Term 1

PE in 5C is on Monday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor).  From Friday 22nd September 5C will be having football training by an ex professional Bolton player!  Everyone must make sure they have shorts, a t shirt and pumps for indoor PE and warm outdoor clothing and trainers for outdoor PE.
Homework is given out on a Friday and is due back by the following Wednesday.  There is a grid of activities and one task should be completed each week.

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