Au Revoir, Anglo-Saxons and Assessment Week – Happy Half Term!

Happy end of term! What a brilliant start to year 5 we have had and a great first step in our upper key stage two journey! We have...


Happy end of term! What a brilliant start to year 5 we have had and a great first step in our upper key stage two journey! We have had a busy week of assessments, learning and extra-curricular activities! It was fantastic to welcome so many of you into our classrooms for Family Friday. What a wonderful celebration of work we had, and it was a great opportunity for the children to show off all their efforts from the first 7 weeks of year 5!

This week, we have finished off our learning in the Anglo-Saxon unit. In English, we worked on writing detailed paragraphs summarising all our knowledge about the Anglo-Saxon era, including their polytheistic beliefs and the Viking invasion. In Guided Reading, we finished reading ‘Winter of the Wolves’ by Tony Bradman, finding out all about what would happen to Alfgar, Wermund and Oslaf! In RE, we have reflected on how Hindu’s show their commitment to God and, finally, in STEM we have evaluated our knowledge of materials and written conclusions for our rusty nail experiment!

Next half term we look forward to our new unit: Explosive Nature!

Congratulations to the girls who took part in the football tournament this week – our UCPS team placed 2nd and lots of fun was had by all!

Home Learning

We hope you have a really restful and relaxing half term, but, as ever, we encourage the children to read, practice their times tables and do some physical activity every day! It has been a busy week of assessments and so, ultimately, enjoy a fun and exciting break!



Children must change into PE uniform for all PE sessions. This includes ensuring that long hair is tied back and that earrings are either removed or taped.

Failure to bring the correct PE uniform to school will result in a letter home and a restart being issued.


Year 5 are enjoying swimming sessions on Tuesday mornings at Parkside Pool. This is part of their PE. Please ensure that children bring their swimming kit to school with them and remove any jewellery. Swimming lessons will continue next half term!

Mobile Telephones

Only children who have permission to walk home alone and whose parents have provided written consent may bring a mobile telephone to school. It must be given to the class teacher at the start of each day and will be returned at home time.


Have a lovely half term break,

The Year 5 Team