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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Year 5S


w/e 11th December Communication


Winter Poems

We have studied two winter poems this week: Winter and Lady Winter's Rap. We have learnt about poetic devices and features of poems, including personification. Winter portrays winter as a dangerous creature whereas Lady Winter's Rap portrays winter like a teenaged-girl with flair. 

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for more poetry fun.  



In 5S we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons including all about the law at that time. It is really interesting and sometimes very different to laws nowadays. 


Tag rugby and Hockey


We are still perfecting our tag rugby and hockey skills this term. With attacking techniques, and evasion skills - we have entered into mini tournaments. There have been some great saves and some outstanding goals and tries. 


Here are some links to our learning this week:

Self Portrait Practice



Weekly Attendance:

Our attendance this week has increased to




Choc Choc Friday:

This week Dany was chosen to be part of Choc Choc Friday celebrations.


Phone-call Home:

On Friday 20th November Sarah received a positive phone call home - She is always trying her best and has helped the class with a joint card for a member of the cleaning team. Fantastic skills!


 Headteacher's Award: 

 Ashiq is ecstatic to receive the award for his writing.


Positive Note Home:

Miss Porter, our trainee teacher in 5S, awarded Hasinah the special note home for showing excellent skills in our PE lessons - great teamwork, and quick, and effective dodging in hockey. Fantastic attitude, Hasinah. 


smiley REACH certificates: smiley

Hajirah and Emmanuella were awarded the certificates for COOPERATION this week. Well done - totally deserved. 


yes Homework Award: yes

Alazher, Ameera, Aqsa, Emmanuella, Mehdi, Noor, and Tolu

Well done on handing in your homework every week in the first half term. We are really proud of you! Keep up the hard work and dedication to learning outside of school. 


Reading Books

On Tuesdays and Fridays children can choose a new reading book and library book. We quarantine returned books for 72 hours.

Children should read every day at home. The children in our class find 10 - 30 minutes before bed time is a good time to practise this habit.

Grown ups - please can you write in the reading record when you have listened to your child read.

If your child reads at home five or more times a week, and a grown up signs the reading record, they will receive a raffle ticket. Once a half term, a raffle ticket is pulled out and the child will win a prize.

At school, children are heard to read by an adult at least once a fortnight.



On Monday children explore a new spelling rule. The spellings are available on google classroom, our class web page, or a paper copy can be given.

On Friday the children are tested on their spellings.


PE Kits

On Monday and Friday, children can wear PE kits. Often the lesson is outside, so please wear warm layers. 


Water Bottles

Children are to bring in their own water bottle each day. 



Homework is set on Fridays and due in by the following Friday.

It will be set on Google Classroom.

(Paper copies can be made available if you cannot access Google Classroom). 


Class Teacher Contact

If you would like to speak to Miss Smith or Mrs Sharp, please contact the main office and we can arrange a phone call. 


Thank you for all of your support.