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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/c 16th November Communication



We are getting into character as Scrooge. Working with West End in Schools on Monday, we acted as different characters from the story, A Christmas Carol. Since then we have started to plan a diary entry as Scrooge. 



This week it's anti-bullying week and we have completed different activities. We were set a challenge from Mrs Lord to create a poster for display in the school. We looked at different forms of bullying - social, verbal, online and physical. We spent time understanding the message: United Against Bullying. Some of us also wore odd socks on Monday to raise awareness of our uniqueness and celebrate our differences. On Friday we are also going to look at the theme kindness in our class and our homes.


What are the tactics for tag rugby?

How can I show control in hockey?

We have started two new sports this half term: tag rugby and hockey. We have practised evading our opponents in tag rugby and using speed to get past them. In hockey, we have used two hands to hold the hockey stick and then kept the stick below the knee to control and hit the ball. We have started to look at ways to move away with the ball from our opponent. 


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 Avni was chosen to be part of Choc Choc Friday celebrations.


Phone-call Home:

On Friday 20th November Emmanuella and Adam received a positive phone call home - they have made such an effort in their lessons- even when they have found things difficult.  Fantastic!


 Headteacher's Award: 

 Asbah is thrilled to receive the award for his writing.


Positive Note Home:

Miss Porter, our trainee teacher in 5S, awarded Hasinah the special note home for working well in a team, being really involved in PE and listening very well in lessons. 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 each day, 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.