Our Week in Year 5 23.02.24

Year 5 have had another fabulous week of learning and have worked at everything with all their heart.

In Maths, we have been tackling decimal and fraction equivalents when looking at tenths and hundredths. We have applied our knowledge of these in problem solving contexts such as finding the odd one out and finding all possibilities.

In English, we have been introduced to the video of the The Tiny Crusader. Within this, we have looked at expanded noun phrases to describe as well as show not tell (how we can show a character is feeling something without using the emotion). This helped us when writing our character descriptions of Ulric the blacksmith. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBOcDkTf7tM

We concluded our unit on Space this week by looking at the phases of the moon. We now know that waxing means growing and waning means shrinking. Perhaps you could keep a moon diary to show the different phases of the moon.

Here is the homework for this week. As we have finished our Reading book, all Reading will be done on paper from now on.

Year 5 Homework 22.02.24

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis

World Book Day Friday 8th March 2024

World Book Day is taking place on Friday 8th March. As a school we are going to be celebrating this day and have chosen the theme “Snuggle up with a good book!” On this day, we are asking pupils to come into school wearing their favourite pyjamas and snuggly clothes. This is so we can all snuggle up with a good book and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Children are invited to bring their favourite book from home.

Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of exciting hands on and virtual activities to enhance their reading and ensure they are continuing to grow their love of reading. There will also be some challenges such as guess which staff member is snuggled up with a good book.  


Parents are invited into school to share a book with their child on Friday 8th March, from 2:50pm. Please enter via the main office where you will be shown to your child’s class. At the end of the shared reading session, please leave the school via the office to sign out.  


Children will be given a £1 book token to be spent at our school Book Fair or in a local bookstore on a range of identified World Book Day texts. You can find your local bookstore and have a look at the books available by visiting: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/  


From Friday 8th March – Wednesday 13th March we will have our annual book fair. The book fair will be held in the South Hall on these dates from 3:30-4:00pm. This an opportunity for you and your child to browse a range of exciting books from a range of genres and purchase one or maybe more. Further information regarding the book fair will be sent nearer the time. 

Year 5 and 6 are visited by Local PCSOs

Year 5 and 6 had a wonderful visit today from two local PCSOs who explained about internet safety, being in possession of a bladed article and the law around this.

All found it very informative and learnt the following:

  • 50% of all crime happens online or through technology.
  • Passwords need to be different for all sites and need to be a range of numbers, letters (upper case and lower case) and special characters to ensure they are safe.
  • Inappropriate searches are not allowed and may be deleted by the user but it is still stored in a cloud.
  • Viewing information and using apps/sites that are not appropriate for their age can affect them in lots of ways – being affected mentally, being influenced in the wrong way and not understanding what they are viewing.
  • Possession of a bladed article is illegal and anyone over 10 can be arrested and placed in custody if one is found in their possession.
  • Do not follow what we see online or on TV as some of this may not be legal or safe.
  • If we know or see someone is in possession of a bladed article we need to tell somebody straight away.
  • A criminal record stays with your forever.
  • 90% of the time, if you are carrying a bladed article it will be used on yourself.

Please do support your child in understanding this information by asking them what they learnt from the PCSOs today.

We thank you for your support in this.

Year 5 and 6 Team

Final call – Friends (PTA) Wear What You Love Disco

💃💃💃…Final Day…🕺🕺🕺
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket, to join us this Friday 9th February for our “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear 🥳.
Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPay, by the end of Today (6th Feb), this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies.
Volunteers – Safety is paramount, if you/ grandparent/ uncle/ aunt/ friend can help, please do get in touch, we could really do with some more volunteers.

Our Week in Year 5 02.02.24

Year 5 have had another fabulous week working at everything with all their heart.

We have particularly enjoyed the Art lesson at the end of our week where we have produced some optical art. We were also stars in English as we have produced some great Chance to Shines based on the Tunnel. We have tried to include lots of things from our marking ladder; especially apostrophes for contractions and possession, adverbials to create cohesion and Year 5 and 6 vocabulary.

In Maths we have tackled the challenging concept of multiplying fractions by an integer (whole number). All children have excelled in this and shown they know more and remember more by converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Here is the Year 5 Homework for this week. If you have any questions or need support please see Miss Russell or Mrs Campbell Curtis.

Year 5 Homework 02.02.24

Have a wonderful weekend

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis

Our Week in Year 5 26.01.24

Year 5 have had another fabulous week in their learning this week.

In our Writing learning this week, we have been focussing on The Tunnel and have written our recounts including apostrophes and fronted adverbials to create cohesion.

In Science, we made our own solar system out of fruit and could recall the order of the planets.. We learnt the largest planet is Jupiter; the smallest planet is Mercury as well as being the hottest; Neptune is the coldest planet because it is furthest away from the Sun.

In Maths, we have been looking at methods to help us solve division problems. We have looked at finding factors to divide as well as formal written methods.

In our PE lessons, we did hockey. In this we learnt how to dribble and defend against our opponents. We completed 2v1 and 1v1 competitions. It helped us to be competitive players during a match.

Here is the homework for this week. If you have any questions please do speak to Miss Russell or Mrs Campbell-Curtis.

Year 5 Homework 26.01.24

Have a wonder full weekend

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis.

Newsletter – Friends (PTA) 26.01.2024

Friends Association (PTA) Newsletter – 26.01.2024

Dates for the diary:

Wear What You Love Disco 09.02.2024.

We are holding a Spring Disco, children are invited to join us Friday 9th February for a “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear.

Disco times will be as follows:

  • Reception, Years 1 & 2 – 3:15pm to 4:00pm
  • Years 3 & 4 – 4:15pm to 5:15pm
  • Years 5 & 6 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPayby Tuesday 6th February, this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies. Entry fee includes Chocolate buttons/ Haribo (vegan options available). For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we must abide by a “no ticket, no entry” policy. Please have your ParentPay receipt handy at drop off (KS2).  KS1 staff will have a list of who is attending, if your child is not attending the disco, please collect as normal.

Drop off:

  • KS1, staff will deliver children with tickets to the South Hall.
  • KS2, queue at the South Hall doors at allotted time, please have ParentPay receipt handy, tickets cannot be purchased on the day, entry will be refused.

Collection – all children must be collected; no child will be permitted to walk home alone:

  • KS1 usual pick-up points.
  • KS2, enter through South Hall doors, collect child (they will be lined up ready), then exit via Year 5 doors, rejoin South Hall queue for next Disco if required.

PLEASE NOTE – When dropping off & collecting children – please collect your child and then leave the hall (via Year 5 exit). DO NOT drop older children in the hall at the same time, we need to register their attendance. Please go back round and wait for the hall to be empty and us to call for the next disco before dropping off older children. This is to reduce congestion and make it easier for staff and volunteers to ensure that the right child is with the right parents/guardians, that all children have been. Thank You for your help with this..!


We are appealing for volunteers to come along and help supervise the discos and make sure the children are safe and have fun. We need helpers at all 3 discos to ensure they run successfully. Please contact Friends (PTA) johnfletcher.friends@taw.org.uk, if you can help,  if we do not have enough helpers we may have to cancel, please help make this a wonderful event for the children.

Thank you for reading.

Friends (PTA)

Our Week in Year 5 19.01.24

All of the children in Year 5 have had a fabulous week of learning.

Well done to the two children in Year 5, Rupert and Elizabeth,  who were the first in the year to get the best seats in the house in Purple Book assembly this week.

WE have all used our Christian Value of perseverance this week in Maths when tackling long multiplication. We first of all learnt how to times by the ones (in this case 1234×6); next we dropped our place holder and multiplied by the tens (in this case 1234×20); finally we added those answers together. Here is a model to help you with your homework if needed.

In English, we have been looking at apostrophes and using them for contractions: shouldn’t, it’s, I’m, they’re, as well as for possession. We know that we use ‘s for singular nouns and s’ for plural nouns.

In Science, we have begun our work on the solar system. We know lots of different theories about the Earth, Sun and Moon but we now know that the Earth orbits the sun. Next week, we get to make a solar system out of fruit.

Please note there has been an increase in chewing gum coming into school and being chewed in the classroom and on the playground. Chewing gum is not allowed in school. Please refrain from allowing your child to bring chewing gum into school.

This weeks homework is below:

Year 5 homework 19.01.24

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis


Dear Parents / Carers,

We are writing to inform you that, with recent staff changes and in order to keep children safe, we are making some adjustments to the timings at lunchtime.

From today, the timings for lunchtimes will be as follows:

6LS and 5CC will have their lunchbreak from 12:15pm – 1:00pm

6G and 5R will have their lunchbreak from 12:40pm – 1:25pm

This will not disrupt learning in class but will help towards the smooth and safe running of the school day.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Lawman-Smith


(For Year 4 and a select few Year 5 children)
Swimming sessions will start on Tuesday 16th January and will last for 10 weeks. The children will walk to and from Abraham Darby Leisure Centre with adults from school.
Please ensure your child brings their costume and a towel each week. Children may bring a swimming hat and goggles if they wish.
The children will be working towards their Aquatics skills award and self-rescue awards. Those who are able will also be assessed against the National Curriculum standard of being able to swim 25m (one length) unaided.

Year 5 Change of PE Days

Dear Year 5 Parents,

Just a note to say that our PE days have now changed. Our PE days will be on the following:

Thursday PM – indoor PE

Friday AM – Outdoor PE

Many Thanks for your continued support

Miss Russell and Mrs Campbell-Curtis

A huge thankyou!!!!!

Today we have had our last school trip of 2023 and so I just wanted to say a very big thankyou to my amazing volunteers who have helped support our educational school visits this year. Thankyou so much for giving up your free time to help support our fantastic children and teachers, we really do appreciate all that you do.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please pop and see me in the office and I can give you more information.

Best wishes

Miss Harrison


Year 5 Homework 15/12/23

Here is the Year 5 Homework given out on 15.12.23 and is due in on 21.12.23.

Year 5 Homework 15.12.23

If you need any help or support please see Miss Russell or Mrs Gladwin.

Our Week in Year 5 – 08.12.23

We have had a fabulous week of learning in Year 5 – this has included our amazing historic trip to Weston Park and Rev Dawn and Becky from the local church coming in to lead our Christingle service.

We thank all of the staff and volunteers that have helped us with both of those this week.

In Maths, we have been conquering adding and subtracting fractions by converting the fractions to ensure our denominators are the same.

Our performance is coming along nicely so please ensure you are practising the songs and your lines (if you have them) so it is amazing  by December 20th.

If you are able, please bring in a small cardboard box for Science next week. A cereal box or tissue box is adequate size.

Have a fabulous weekend

Miss Russell and Mrs Gladwin

Year 5 Homework 08.12.23

Here is the Year 5 homework given out on 08.12.23 and due in on 14.12.23.

Year 5 Homework 08.12.23

If you any questions or need any support please see Mrs Gladwin or Miss Russell.

KS2 Christmas Performance at St Michaels Church

Please look out for a letter coming home with the children in KS2 this afternoon detailing plans for their Christmas Concert.
This year, KS2 (years 3-6) will be holding their Christmas Concert at the beautiful St Michaels Church, Madeley on Wednesday 20th December 2023. There will be two showings. One at 2pm and one at 5:30pm. We ask if you can kindly try and stick to 2 tickets per child, to make it fair for everyone to be able to attend. If there are tickets left over, they can be re-distributed nearer the time.
For the evening performance, we ask that children are dropped at St Michaels Church no later than 5:15pm for a prompt start at 5:30pm.
Children should wear their school uniform as normal but with a Christmas jumper, this can be worn all day in school.
This event is free 🙂
Thankyou very much for continued support and we look forward to celebrating this special time of the year with you.



Year 5 Homework 01.12.23

Here is the Year 5 Homework handed out on 01.12.23 and due in on 07.12.23

If you need any help or support please see Miss Russell or Mrs Gladwin.

Year 5 Homework 01.12.23

Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day 2023

The children should have received letters regarding our upcoming Christmas Dinner celebrations which will take place on the 20th December 2023. The children are welcome to wear Christmas jumpers on this day.
Please complete and return the form attached at the earliest opportunity.
If you require another letter please pop to see me (Miss Harrison) in the office 🙂
Here is another copy of the menu