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Summer 1, Year 5 Spellings

Table Tennis Champion!

Our Year 5/6 children took part in a tournament at Ripley Academy this week. With over 10 teams taking part, they played several rounds of singles games and both teams improved massively throughout. The final results showed that we we had not only taken first place but the runners up place too. Fabulous team spirit and excellent sportsmanship from everyone, the Smalley winning streak continues! Well done to all our children.


What a great day for everyone! So many costumes, pop-up library for parents and children, books on a plate designs and our annual book fair opened today.

Spring 2, Year 5 Spellings

Spring 1 Year 5 Spellings

Autumn 2 Class Newsletter

Autumn 2 Year 5 Spellings


We've had a busy couple of weeks filled with assessments (the children handled these incredibly well with perseverence and dedication), science investigations and art projects including a Christmas card making competition for a local secondary school - pictures are on the gallery for you to take a look at!

Mr Fern has asked the children in our class for two things: firstly, a real push on our Times Tables Rockstars practise as we are lagging in comparison to the other classes in school - these continue to be crucial for the children to succeed in year 5 maths; secondly, as an optional homework task, could the children who are interested, design a monitoring sheet to check the 'Music of the Week' across school. For each class they will need to check that they are all displaying and playing the correct genre so they'll need a column for, 'Class' 'Genre on display', 'Genre been played this week?' and 'Do the children know this week's genre?'. We can lamanate in school and whoever produces the most effective form can be the weekly monitor. 

We've welcomed Mr Redmond back into class these last two weeks and the children have been incredibly welcoming; it's lovely to have him back in school!


Have a fantastic weekend,


Mrs Bostock


Year 5 have worked incredibly hard on their characterisations in English this week and enjoyed another busy week of new learning and developing their skills in all other subjects. We had an extremely successful ukulele lesson today, the music teachers said that it was the best lesson we've had so far - well done, Year 5. Their playing sounds very calming and is a pleasure to listen to. 

Next week is assessment week and we will be painting on Friday. As we will be using acrylic paints, please could we ask that the children bring to school an old top on Friday 1st December that they can put on over their uniform / get changed into so that we avoid any paint on expensive clothes incidents!

Thank you in advance,


Mrs Bostock



The children started their week with reaching 2000 class dojos on Monday! They enjoyed their short film treat to celebrate all of their hard work. We have completed the first part of our sculpture work in art (thank you for the socks and newspapers!) and look forward to decorating these next week, in support of Anti-bullying Week and Children In Need. 

The Ukulele teachers have asked that all school ukuleles are brought back into school and remain here rather than allowing them to be sent home. The reason for this change in decision was because too many children are forgetting to bring them in on Fridays, which makes it incredibly difficult to deliver high-quality lessons. Thank you for your understanding with this. 


Mrs Bostock


Year 5 have had a great first week back: we've started our new topics, taken part in the remembrance service and had our first Derby County Joys of Movement session. Some of the children's quotes from the session were, 'It was amazing,', 'Really enjoyable,' and 'So much fun!'. I know they're looking forward to their next session - please remember to send the children in PE kit on Tuesdays as well this half term due to these sessions. 

Homework has been sent home for this week, I'll aim to send it out each Friday for it to be returned on the following Wednesday. Please continue to encourage the children to still read at least 3x each week and practise their spellings. 

On Fridays we have Ukulele lessons, if the children are taking their ukuleles home to practise in the week, please ensure that they are returned to school for the lessons on Fridays.

This week is anti-bullying week, please could you send your child into school with any old, clean children's socks for us to use for a little art project. As many as you can would be lovely! We're also after newspaper donations for the project please. Thank you :)

Mrs Bostock



Welcome back, everyone!

I hope that you've all had a wonderful half term break. Thank you to all parents who attended parents' evenings, it was lovely to meet you all.

Following from our conversations, here are a few links that people have asked for to further support you with your child's learning:



Year 5 Recommended Reading List

More Year 5 Recommended Reading Lists

Recommendations for children who are stuck on one particular author / book series



This term we will be learning about multiplication, division and fractions. A link to home learning videos and activities to directly support the learning taking place in class is below. Please remember, we also have log ins for TTRS and MyMaths available for the children to access additional practice too. 

Autumn 2 Maths Home Learning Links


I also spoke to a couple of people about CGP books which provide additional practice and support for the children's learning in grammar, reading, writing and maths for year 5. These can be purchased separately or as a bulk from a range of sites, including amazon, should you wish to. Here is an example bundle. 


If you do think of anything else that you would like more support with or information on, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you for all of your continued support, and I look forward to seeing what Autumn 2 brings for our year 5s.


Mrs Bostock 


Autumn 1 Year 5 Spellings



We have had a very busy week this week! Our creative homework has been handed in and, wow, they are amazing. Thank you so much to all families who got involved with their children's learning and a huge well done to our wonderful Class 5 children. Each piece was incredibly unique, insightful and creative. I'm so proud of you all. It was lovely to see them all showcased on Thursday too.

The class also enjoyed performing in the Global Grooves end of term show this week too. Thank you to the brilliant team at Global Grooves, the children have had an absolute blast and will miss these sessions greatly.

Next week brings Parents' Evening, independent writing and the end of term already! Have a lovely weekend and stay dry!


Mrs Bostock 

A visit from our local police officer - 16.10.22

Today, our assembly was led by our local police officer. He talked to us about how Halloween should be fun, but also how to make sure everyone stays safe and enjoys it. We spoke about 'anti-social behaviour.'

We also thought about ways to celebrate Bonfire Night and he gave us some tips about how adults should light fireworks safely and that we need to stand at a safe distance away from them.



We've had a successful week with dojo this week, another 12 children have achieved 50 individual dojos and enjoyed an extra break in between the showers this afternoon. We have started our next genre in English on non-chronological reports and moved on to addition and subtraction in maths.

Some of our homework projects have been brought into school this week and I'm completely blown away with the amount of time and effort that has gone into each piece. These are due in on Monday next week (16th) and will be displayed after school on Thursday (19th), I can't wait to see the rest. 

Just a few friendly reminders: Next week's PE days are back to normal (Monday and Wednesday), please encourage your children to read at least 3x each week and if you haven't already, please return the ukulele forms to allow the children to take their ukuleles home. Thank you to those who have already returned these. 

In the last week of term, we'll be making pop up books in DT. If you have any examples of pop up cards or books at home, please could you send these in with the children next week for us to explore as examples to start our project. 


Thank you you all for your continued support and have a lovely weekend,


Mrs Bostock 




Class 5 have had a mammoth writing week this week! We've written some incredible stories based on The Princess's Blankets, I can't wait to share them with parents and carers on parents' evenings. The children's perseverance, dedication and enthusiasm has blown me away. They should be very proud of themselves. 

Parents evening slots have been sent out, I've contacted a few of you separately about these too - thank you for signing up. Thank you to those families who have sent back their home-school ukulele agreements too, please encourage the children to share these with you if they haven't already as we need signed copies in school. 

Just another reminder to please send the children into school on Monday in their full uniforms for school photos. 


Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Bostock 



This week, our class reached 1000 dojos. We enjoyed a top secret class reward! Logan and Dallas were also the first children to reach 50 dojos with a few others very close behind. These enjoyed their personal achievement rewards too, well done, guys!

In maths this week, we have continued our place value topic. The children have found rounding a trickier objective out of those taught so far. Please find the below video links to help the children further their understanding as optional additional support should you choose to use it: Rounding within 100,000 Rounding within 1,000,000

Thank you to all who sent in glass jars for Science this week, the children enjoyed cloning flowers, fingers crossed that we have some successful ones! Our Gold Book winner was Riley this week - thank you for being an incredibly helpful, considerate member of our class, you make my job so easy! 


Have a lovely weekend,


Mrs Bostock



This week marked the start of writing in English, playing the ukuleles and Global Grooves! As a class, we're on over 600 class dojos and most of our monsters have hatched at home (thanks for downloading the app.)

Thank you to all who have kindly brought in glass jars, we still need a few more for Monday so please keep collecting. 

Our creative homework is now live, please see the above link. I hope that you enjoy creating and learning together with your children and can't wait to see what you produce.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Bostock



Another wonderful week in class 5: we've been visited by Severn Trent, had our first ukulele lesson, kick started more new topics in science, RE and music and selected our new class ambassadors.

Our class dojos are hatching nicely at home, thank you to all who have remembered to do that. As a class, we're already up to over 200 dojos! Well done, you guys!

Thank you to all parents who have popped over to say hello, please do reach out if you need to discuss anything at all at the end of the day.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Bostock


What a fantastic first few days as year 5s!

The children have settled in brilliantly to a new classroom, new teacher, new routines and new expectations. We've hit the ground running with new learning and we have elected this year's class councillors: the lovely Mason and Moira - very well deserved after two brilliant applications. A huge well done and thank you to all other children who applied for the role. 


Thank you you for making me feel so welcome and I'm looking forward to what the coming days, weeks and months bring!

Mrs Bostock ☺️