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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 5



Dear Parents, Carers and children,


Welcome to the Summer Term! Can you even believe we are saying that already? Time sure does fly when you are having fun- and there's lots of that in store this half term for Year 5!

We are calling our topic 'Where in the world?' and we shall be looking at certain global themes, based around the excellent Michael Morpurgo story Kensuke's Kingdom. It's a story about travel around the world by boat and through it we shall be studying some of the geographical features connected to coastal regions. 




On this aquatic theme, our swimming lessons are due to finally start this half term, which is really exciting indeed! As you will all know, these are due to take place on Thursday afternoons and will be a highlight to our week for sure.


To faciliate these extra sessions, our timetables are having to change again- please see below for a provisional timetable.


As always in the summer term, please make sure your child is sent to school with adequate protection- sun hat and a water bottle are vital and any sun cream should be applied at home where necessary. 



Lots more information will follow in due course, so do please check back for updates and further details!


Mr Gooch, Mr Palmer and the Year 5 team.






The Big Ask

Follow this link to take part in 'The Big Ask' national survey for children. 


Children have their say... 'The Big Ask'. | John Clifford School

Summer Term 1 Timetable (Provisional)

Welcome to Year Five



Mr Palmer - Red Kites Class 

Mr Gooch - Owls Class

Miss Haywood - Year Five Teaching Assistant

Miss Adcock - Year Five Teaching Assistant (Maternity Leave)

Mr Declan Tongue - Year Five Teaching Assistant


Welcome to our Year Five information page. Over the year, we will update this page with important information, examples of work and learning that you can do at home to support your child's progress. 


Back to School

As a reminder, Owls and Red Kites will be entering and exiting school via the main car park gate, where Mr Hayward-Mitchell will be looking forward to greeting you. 


School will begin at 8:50am and will finish at 3:25pm. 


Meet The Teacher

Below you will find a video of your class teacher welcoming you back to the John Clifford community and explaining some changes around school this year.

Take a look inside Owls classroom...


Take a look inside Red Kites classroom...