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Week Beggining 4th December 2017 (Miss Wilkins)

Class 5 Zebras
For week beginning: 4th December 2017

Welcome to week 6 of term two! Welcome to December, my favourite month of the year!!

This week the children will have the opportunity to perform their production of The Tempest to the school, something they have waited incredibly patient for. We will be performing on Monday 4th September at 2:15pm. Chairs will be available for parents to come and watch, particularly those who haven’t had the opportunity to see it already. We will have plenty of seats so please pop along. The children will need their costumes available to perform. Thank you for your continued support.

As rehearsals are now well and truly over, we will hit the ground running with the curriculum and our Topic until Christmas.

Can it please be reminded AGAIN that every Tuesday we have trumpet lessons. Therefore, every child MUST have their trumpets in school. We do not have any additional trumpets to provide if a child has forgotten theirs. It is the children’s responsibility to bring them to school and they will therefore miss out. This week is our last session before Christmas.  

We continue to have Forest school this term. As the weather is getting colder, children are expected to come in multiple layers, with waterproofs and appropriate footwear.  This week is sadly our last forest school session of Year 5.

Next week (Monday 11th) the children will be completing their art masterpiece. Watch this space.

We are becoming more and more slack at bringing in our PE kit. PE takes place on a Monday and Friday, therefore all children must always have a PE kit school at all times. Trainers should be in every day for the mile run. No trainers, no run!

Miss Wilkins


This week we shall be completing our end of term assessments. This will focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling and reading comprehension.  

Our literacy lessons this week will move to focus on instructions writing. The children will be writing a revolting recipe for the characters of the crows in our literacy focus ‘Wing’.   


-Our Mathematic lessons begin each day with a mental maths activity. This term we are working on answering multi-step operations using addition, multiplication, division and subtraction.

-This week in our Inspire Maths lessons we will be moving on to long division and long multiplication.

-End of term assessments shall focus on arithmetic and verbal reasoning.


-The children are incredibly lucky this term to have three separate PE teachers! Within my PE sessions we will be taking part in invasion games, in particular the sport of netball. In our first session this week we will be identifying and completing the different passes in netball, including the chest pass, bounce pass and shoulder pass.

-Mrs Mileham will be continuing the theme of invasion games and shall be teaching tag rugby.

-Mrs Stanford will be working with the children on cross country running.

-All children are expected to take part in the daily mile run at 9am.

-Please can it be reminded that PE kits and trainers should be in school every single day of the school week.


This term we will be exploring ‘do you have a pet?’


Throughout Year Five the children will learn to play the trumpet. Each child will have their own trumpet to play with and it is their responsibility to ensure it is kept clean. Our sessions are every Tuesday afternoon and the children are responsible for remembering their instrument.


This week we will create our own weather reports. The children will be filming these and editing them.


-As previously mentioned, the children this week are required to participate in twenty minutes of reading each evening this week. I ask that the children keep a log of how many pages or chapter they read each time in their planner.

-Our spelling tests continue to be every Wednesday afternoon. It is evident that not all children are revising their spellings. It is important that we take this seriously and we improve our writing and spelling.

-For their learning journals, children have been asked to create a game to share with the class. This must have a Christmas theme, require two or more players, must have clear rules, have a winner and a loser and require props, such as cards, dice or a board. The children have until Wednesday 13th to complete this. We will play them in class!