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Welcome back to the new school year, 2017-18!


We hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are all refreshed and ready for the challenges and fun of the new academic year!


In the next few days, we shall be adding lots of extra information to this class page about routines, timings and expectations for your child in their new class, as well as lots of curricular information also.


Please keep checking back regularly for updates and as ever, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to find your child's teachers at the start or end of day.


Let's make this the best year ever!



Working hard already...neatness is everything!

Homework due 10th Jan and 17th Jan

Homework - 03.11.16

Poem of the Week - Water by Micheal Rosen

Poem of the Week - Don't - By Michael Rosen

Poem of the Week - Why not take a look at the poem we have read this week: From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson

To celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday, we have been reading some of his best known works. Here is one of Miss Kyle's favourites!

Last week in English, we looked at the following poem to kick off our Africa topic. We had a go at writing some similar ones that were about different animals. Why not ask your children to recite it to you?

Homework - WC05.09.16

Welcome to Year 5!


Many thanks to those of you that were at the extremely well attended Meet the Teacher evening last Tuesday.  It was great to meet so many of you!


Our termly mind map and letter will be uploaded to the website tomorrow, so keep a look out for that.

Welcome back to the new school year!


We shall be adding lots of information about the year ahead in the next few days- please keep checking back for information!



Red Kites Performance Poetry

Year 5 & 6 visit to the Nottingham Tennis Festival


The return to school for our final half term of the academic year saw Years 5 & 6 visit the Nottingham Tennis Festival on University Boulevard.  This international event sees many of the worlds top players perform in preparation for Wimbledon.  Our pupils participated in a variety of coaching activities before watching some of the matches under beautiful blue skies.

The pupils were exemplary throughout the day and many comments were made by members of the public and tennis staff.  A credit to the school and their parents.

Extra (optional) homework            Due 16.05.16


In English next week (week commencing Monday 16th May), we will be producing leaflets to advertise the John Clifford Summer Fayre. We would like you to bring a couple of examples of adverts used to promote different events or products. These could be from magazines, newspapers or the internet.

Homework set Friday 6th May

Homework set 21.4.16

As part of our science work on the life cycle of animals and classification, Year 5 were able to meet Sid, a corn snake. The children asked some excellent questions and were able to see suggest what makes a snake a reptile.

Red Kites' Class Assembly on Africa

Homework - Due in 10th March 2016

Thank you to everyone who sponsored us for our water carrying event. We raised £128 for WaterAid! 

The Water Cycle

The children have demonstrated what they have learnt about the water cycle by creating a model that shows the cycle. They including explanations of scientific terms such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation.

Jenny's Zahra Movie

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Over the past couple of weeks we have been doing quite a lot practical maths and data collection.  We have explored units of measurement relating to height, weight and time and used this information to explore averages and graphs.  Here are some photos of us collecting information about ourselves using a range of measuring equipment. 

Here are some examples of persuasive posters that may help you with this week's homework!

Here is a sample of some of the fantastic work by the children last term. We learnt all about the Anglo Saxons and their invasion of Britain, before making our own helmets and shields.


We also wrote short stories based on the poem, Beowulf. Our monsters were even more fearsome than Grendel! The children also illustrated either the hero or villain from their story.

Homework - Set on Thursday 15th October 2015


Week 1 - Due on Tuesday 20th October 2015

Week 2 - Due on Tuesday 3rd November 2015

The Year 5 & 6 teaching team.

The Year 5 & 6 teaching team. 1
Mr Oakland - Year 6 Ospreys, Miss Kyle - Year 5 Owls, Mrs Horan - Year 6 Teaching Assistant, Mrs Pearson - Year 5 Teaching Assistant, Mrs Barnard - English Tutor, Mr Rainford - Year 5 Red Kites, Miss Adcock - Year 5 Teaching Assistant, Miss Straw  -Year 6 Blue Birds.

Welcome to Year 5!


Dear Parent/Carers,                                                                                                                      


We would like to welcome you all to an exciting new year at John Clifford as your child enters Year 5. We have a very busy half term in store and hope that those of you that attended the Meet Your Teacher night found it useful and informative.


English and Topic


Our topic for this half-term is Space where we will be learning about The Earth, Sun and Moon and some of the other planets of the solar system.  In English, we will be describing alien planets and creating our own alien creatures.  Towards the end of the half-term we will be looking at the biographies of some famous people that have been influential in the field of space travel and exploration.  If you have any expertise, information or pictures to help our Topic in any way, please feel free to send them in.  


Parents’ Evenings


Parents’ evenings on 19th and 21st October 2015 will give you the opportunity to have a 5 minute meeting with your child’s teacher to see how they have settled in and to ask any questions you may have regarding the year ahead.  In addition to that, we are usually available on the playground at the end of the school day.  


PE Kits


We expect children to have their PE kits in school all week.  PE is as much a part of the curriculum as Maths or Literacy so it is vital that all children have the expected kit to fully participate in all PE lessons, which will usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon. There may also be additional opportunities for the children to get active at other points during the week.  So far, we have been impressed with the number of children who do have their PE Kits in school.  Please keep this up!


And Finally!


If you are ever available to support the year group with any trips or listen to readers in school then please do not hesitate to contact us.


We would like to wish you and your child all the best for the coming term!


Best wishes,

Mr Rainford and Miss Kyle

Operation Outdoors with Mr Goodburn!

Some of our Year 5 pupils have begun working with Mr Goodburn in our woodland area this term.  They have been learning about this wonderful habitat, how to use various tools and how to construct shelters.  Watch out for the next Bear Ghrylls!

Here are some websites that you might find useful for homework and any additional independent home learning you might feel motivated to do!  


Simply copy and paste them into your browser for endless hours of educational fun!


If you have any others that you use and enjoy, please let us know so that we can add them to this list.


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