Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us.


Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am.


Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Christmas at Kent House


Library Visit – EYFS


Library Visit – EYFS


Road Safety Workshops


Then there was light!


Harris Conference 2019


Cross Country Heroes!


Inspired by the work of Stephen Wiltshire some of our pupils have been imitating his cityscapes. Great job Ruby!


Book Fair Is Coming


Read Write Inc @ Kent House


Remembrance @ Kent House


Read Write Inc Information Session


Chartwells School Meal Parent & Pupil Survey

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Oak Class & Olive Class

Mrs Souissi is teaching Oak Class this year and Miss Simmons is the class teacher in Olive Class.


Welcome to year 5! Happy New Year, and hopefully you had an enjoyable break! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring


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


There will be an in-school workshop.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning and by 8:50 children should be on the playground ready for the bell at 8:55. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.






















Read it

Say it

Practise it

For our POR text we are reading There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar.

Write a book review of another book by Louis Sachar.


You can choose from this list or you can find, read and review a different one not included in the list.


-The boy who lost his face

-Marvin Redpost: Why pick on me?

 By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation

  • awkward
  • communicate
  • conscience
  • embarrass
  • nuisance
  • sincere

Practise timetables especially your 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12. Experiment with different ways to learn them e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.


Continue to practise your weekly spellings and joined up handwriting.


Make it

Write it

Share it

Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.


You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.  Be creative


Plan and write a persuasive speech to convince your class mates of an issue you feel strongly about e.g. bullying, supporting charities. Be sure to truly express your feelings.


Remember to include rhetorical questions, facts and statistics! 

 In Science, our topic is ‘Animals including humans’ with a focus on human development.


Interview an adult family member from a different generation (the older the better) about what life was like when they were growing up.


Bring photo(s) to school – if possible – and retell their story.

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. The best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

The homework will be due in on the last week of half term.


In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.


We are all very grateful for your support

What are we learning?


In Literacy, we will begin by reading “There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom”. This is an interesting and engaging story about emotion, friendships, and school. We will be using the text as a basis for creating playscripts and engaging in persuasive writing.


In maths, we will be starting by learning about time, focusing on being able to tell the time to the nearest minute, and also learning about 24-hour time. We will then move on to Geometry for two weeks, mainly learning about lines and angles. Finally, we will study money and decimals, focusing on calculating with pence and pounds.


‘Animals including humans’ will be the main focus of Science this half-term, learning about the changes as humans develop to old age


We will be developing our knowledge about Brazil, with a focus on the Amazon rainforest, deforestation, jobs and resources


In History, we will continue our topic of Anglo-Saxon England, with a focus on the laws of the time, the role of women and what life was like for children.


In RE, we will be moving on from learning about Pilgrimages to focusing on Sikhism.


Data-bases will be our main focus in computing – how to how to search for information on a database; to contribute to a class database; to create a database around a chosen topic.


In art, we will be learning about drawing, with a focus on Filippo Brunelleschi and Vincent Van Gogh. Children will learn to how to use a single vanishing point and the use of perspective.


In French, we will be building on our vocabulary around time and food.


In PSHE we will be thinking about citizenship, and how people work and live together safely and happily in communities.


In PE we will continue with Gymnastics inside and hockey outside.


We will learn to play the African drums with our Bromley Youth Music Trust music teachers.


In DT we will be designing a bird shelter.


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 25 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. Children have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Souissi or Miss Simmons, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.


Mrs Souissi and Miss Simmons