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Thank you everyone for all your incredible hard work and perserverence in the last year. Its the end of an era for Year 6 today. Thank you for making primary school such a special and positive experience.


Thank you so much for your kind words. We will pass on the message to the children! Take Care


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Thank you for a fantastic virtual visit! It was a total pleasure to chat with your brilliant young readers and writers - please wish them happy reading and happy writing from me!


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this academic years final challenge, we would like you to write a poem or song summarising your school year. We can't wait to hear them 🎶


Yesterday year 4 had a virtual visit by Varjak Paw Author, S.F Said. Year 4 pupils love reading his books and were so excited to meet the brilliant and inspiring author in person! 📚


Year 6 are enjoying a virtual tour of the British Museum, learning specifically about the Ancient Greeks 🏛️


Thank you for sharing with us!


Happy Wellbeing Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create your own England football chant, poem or poster cheering them on for tonight or celebrating how well they have done in the Euro's so far🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


We have grown a beautiful bumper crop of strawberries in the EYFS garden this year 🍓


Year 6 have been learning about climate graphs in maths and have created their own based on a destination of their choice 📊


Year 6 have been exploring Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection by using different utensils to represent different bird beaks to see which are best adapted at picking up seeds 🌿


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 In the spirit of the Euro's, today's Wellbeing challenge is to design a new football kit for England ⚽ We can't wait to see what you come up with!


Year 6 have been enjoying their daily Drop Everything Read sessions 📚


Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to draw your idea of paradise! Think about what relaxes you and what makes you happy. Remember this could be different for everyone! We look forward to seeing what you come up with 🏖️


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We have spaces available in our Junior Singers at Anerley Town Hall on Wednesdays (4.15-5.15). For current years 3,4&5. Email for info. Start this week!


The book fair is at Kent House again! 📚 Our pupils are enjoying having a look at the books on offer. Parents and carers, please see the letter attached with details of how we are making it Covid-safe


Year 6 have produced some fantastic end of term learning summaries for history, focusing on how London has changed from The Romans, up until the Georgians 🌟


In art, year 6 have been creating their own sculptures based on the work of Patrick Cabral. They worked in pairs to create their animal themed interlocking cardboard sculptures🎨


Happy Wednesday everyone🌈 For this week's challenge, we would like you to create a poem based on the theme of nature to fit in with this year's theme for 💚 We can't wait to see what you come up with


🌈This week is . This year's theme is about connecting with nature to support your mental health. Watch this space for more information about how to get involved 💚

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Katherine Johnson Class & Nelson Mandela Class

Mr Jones is teaching Katherine Johnson Class this year and Mrs Hicks is the class teacher in Neslon Mandela.


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


Homework consists of:

Daily Reading

Weekly Spellings

Times table Practise


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


Due to current circumstances we are limiting trips and external visitors, but will work to provide enrichment opportunities.

Key Times

For Year 5, the school day will begin at 8:45, and end at 3.30. Year 5s can start to come into school from 8.30.
Please stick to these timings as each yeargroup has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing


What are we learning?



We will be reading FArTHER this term which explores the relationship between a father and son, and impossible dreams. We will focus on playscripts, poetry, and persuasive writing.


In Maths we will be focusing on measure, specifically length and volume. We will also look at problem solving, and at consolidating this year’s learning.


Changes in materials will be our topic in Summer 2. We will look at reversible and irreversible changes, and at solutions and solutes.


In Geography we will be learning about ecosystems, before moving on to think about fieldwork.


Moving on from the Vikings, we will start to think about the Medieval period in Britain, trying to answer the question “Was life in a medieval village ‘nasty, brutish and short?’”


We will be focusing on Christianity this half-term, looking at what commitment means.


This term we will complete our work on designing and creating games before moving to look at word processing.


In Art this half-term we will be thinking about textiles and creating art out of materials, focusing on “mola” designs.


In Summer 2, we will continue working on expressing opinions, and trying to justify these opinions


In PSHE, we will be looking at the changes we go through during puberty


During Summer term we will be continuing with Athletics, building up to sports day towards the end of the term.


This will be the first half-term of music taught in school, so we will revise the learning that has been set this year.


In DT we will work on a project where we will create bird-boxes


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.

Children have logins for Times Table Rockstars, 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 Hicks or Mr Jones, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom.


Mrs Hicks and Mr Jones