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Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year. 


There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th before and after school.


If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to the online shop at: and start shopping!


If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.


We hope to see you at the book fair next week!


The Literacy Team

Week Beginning 25th of September


English We will be exploring features of a formal letter and discussing the issue of Big Ben's chime - should it be turned off?


Maths: We will be exploring roman numerals into the thousands and applying our knowledge to use our reasoning and problem solving skills. 

Reading We will read all about Lavender's trick on Miss Trunchball in Matilda. We will write acrostic poems exploring character traits and explore an extract from the BFG. 


Project:  After learning about the history of the monarchy in the UK, we will create a family tree to show the reign of our Kings and Queens.

Week Beginning 18th of September


English:  In English we will be exploring powerful expanded noun phrases and how we can use these to improve our writing. Following that we will write our own version of My Name is Bob about a different lost pet.


Maths: We will be exploring negative numbers and solving problems related to them.


Reading: We will look at the figurative language Road Dahl uses to create the characters of Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball. At the end of the week we will explore and analyse a First News article. 


Project: We will be explore the artist William Morris before designing our own wallpaper. 


We have now set homework. Your child is expected to complete 30 minutes of EasiMaths per week as well as reading daily. We have sent spellings home to be learnt which will be tested every half term. Please see the website or email for spelling strategies to use with your child when learning them. We will also be testing times tables half termly. By year 5 children are expected to know their 2 - 12 x table. Please practice these at home. If you have any questions about homework, please speak to your class teacher. 

Thank you,

The Year 5 team

Week Beginning 11th of September 2017


English: We will first retell the story of 'My Name of Bob', using relative clauses to add detail to sentences, before editing our work. 


Maths: We will be looking at rounding numbers up to the nearest 100,000. After refreshing our basic skills, we will move onto solving a range of problems.


Reading: We will delve in deeper to Matilda, hearing more about her mischievous pranks. We will even get into role as the parrot!


Project: We will be looking at significant British people and British inventors. 

Week Beginning 6th September 


Welcome back! We hope that everyone had a relaxing summer break. The Year 5 team are excited to welcome the children back and start the year. Our PE days this year are Wednesday and Thursday and our Woodlands lessons, in which all children must wear welly boots, will be on Tuesdays. 


English: We will be looking at the picture book 'My Name is Bob', about an adventurous cat finding a new home. We will then retell the story. 


Maths: We will learn the place value of numbers to 1,000,000, writing these in numbers and words. We will then solve problems which relate to this. 


Reading: We will begin our brand new class book - Matilda by Roald Dahl. We will explore the cover and make predictions before reading the first two chapters. 


Project: Our topic this half term is What Makes Britain Great?. To start with, we will explore why living in England is special to us and our experiences of it. We will then learn a little more about the countries that make up Britain and the UK. 



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