Our year sixes have finished baking the bread, and have really 'risen' to the occasion!They've followed the DT process step by step, conducting market research and creating prototypes, and many have spiced theirs up with garlic and paprika!


Step 2 of Year 6's final bread products: seasoning added and bread shaped ready for another prove 🥖


Today Year 6 are making their final bread products as part of their D.T learning this half-term. They have started off with a basic bread dough which has been kneaded and left to prove. Keep checking on here for updates 🥖


Year 3 made their final super salads today to complete their D.T learning for this term! How delicious do these look? 🥗


Year 6 went on a local area walk of Penge today to link in with their geography topic. They stopped at various points to discuss the history and also looked out for some of Penge's famous street art!


We had such an amazing maths week this week, topping it off with a fun maths dress-up day today. Thank you to everyone who took part 🥳🎊


Miss Simmons introduced Maths Week today - our year sixes shared some of the reasons why Maths is so important, and we found out about our Maths competitions for this week!Looking forward to seeing how everyone dresses up for Maths Day on Friday! 🧮➗➖➕


KS2 are having a special e-safety assembly by Jack Fowler on the federation cyber-security team 👩‍💻


Today we are wearing spots in support of Children in Need. Thank you so much to everyone who gave in a donation to help this amazing cause 🧸


Amazing guys! Thanks for sharing and supporting Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week 2023! 🧦🙌❤️


Today, Year 1 Rhino Class had a great time creating collage poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. They used the techniques they have learned in their art lessons this half term including overlapping, crumbling, and tearing 🎨


Thank you to everyone for wearing their odd socks today to celebrate everyone's differences! What a way to kick off Anti-Bullying Week 🧦


Here are our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors supporting in assembly by reading sharing poetry


This week we are focusing on Kindness and anti-bullying, led by our year six ambassadors. Today we're wearing odd socks to remind us that differences are good!


Look at how exciting our Reception learning is today!


Get your best odd socks at the ready as on Monday we will be having Odd Socks Day to celebrate everyone being unique. This day will kick off Anti-Bulling week. We can't wait to see your odd socks! 🧦


This week our nursery children have been busy creating their own firework pictures using a range of media and materials 🎆


Look how brilliantly our strings ensemble are coming along!


In art this week, Year 6 created their own photomontages inspired by the work of Deborah Roberts 🎨


In D.T this week, Year 3 have been finding out what makes the best salad dressing by mixing different quantities of lemon juice and oil 🥗

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Year 5

Autumn 1
Welcome to Year 5: 
Flying Fox Class & Brown Lemur Class 

Mr Turner is teaching Flying Fox class and Miss Sellami is teaching Brown Lemur class. 


Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 


Each week, children are expected to learn their spellings, practise their times tables, and read for 30 minutes each night 


In year 5, the PE days are Tuesday and Friday for both classes. 
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. 



Key Times 

For Year 5, the school games open at 8:30 for a soft start and lessons begin at 8:50am, and end at 3.30.  



What are we learning? 


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “Street Child”. Street Child is an exciting, historical story, based on a true story of an orphan whose life inspire Doctor Barnardo to help street children. We will be using the text as a basis for creating news reports and narrative writing. 


In maths, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. We will also be doing catch-up sessions in order to support with areas taught during lockdown. 


Space and Earth will be the main focus of Science this half-term, learning about satellites, seasons, day and night cycles, and the planets.  


We will be learning about lines of longitude and latitude, and map skills – this will link in with our work in Science. 


In History, we will be moving on chronologically from year 4, learning about what happened in Britain when the Romans left, learning about the Anglo-Saxons. 


In RE, we will be moving on from learning about Hindu key beliefs, specifically focusing on the River Ganges 


Coding will be our main focus for computing, learning about variables, loops, and contingent statements. 


In art, we will be learning about drawing, with a focus on perspective, and 3D drawing. 


In French, we will start by learning about telling the time in French, and then move on to describing likes and dislikes. 


In PSHE we will be thinking about families and relationships. We will also have a focus on wellbeing.  


In PE we will be doing football/netball, focusing on marking, movement, passing and teamwork  


Body percussion will be our focus in music, where we will also start to learn about music theory, including how it is recorded and written.  


In DT we will learning about food technology, focusing on soups using local ingredients.  


How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 30 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practising times tables frequently is vital, and children should be confident in their times tables by the end of year 4. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Turner or Miss Sellami. 

Many thanks, 

The Year 5 Team