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Please can you send in PE kit for children to change into in the afternoon as it will be class photo day. 

Many thanks

World Book Day


World Book Day

Next Thursday is World Book Day. We will be using The Explorer as our text and basing our activities around that book. If you are stuck for a costume, think about what the children wear on the plane. They have crashed also so you could think about that too! Or perhaps the pilot or the actual explorer who we haven't met in the story yet!

You will still be having PE in the afternoon so you will need to bring in your PE kit to change into for the afternoon. 


Back to school...

Happy New Year to you all. I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready to start the new term. Just a few reminders:

  • No PE on Thursday this week. it will resume next week.
  • Remember to bring in your River project.
  • Make sure you bring your pencil case into school with handwriting pens, a glue stick and pencils. 

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Spring term

This term our focus will be on Rivers and Water. We will be reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell as part of our English as well as learning all about and making Bridges. We are also planning on going on a local river walk to look at geographical features in our local area. In maths, we will continue to look at number focusing on multiplication and division as well as squared and cubed numbers. Our RE looks at the concept of humanism and in HRSE we will focus on Friends and Family. We have a lot to look forward to this term and we hope to add more exciting activities and visits as the term progresses.

Rivers Homework

Parents meetings are available to book from 7 pm tonight. The letter detailing information for this is still in the letters tray in my classroom! I’ve attached a photo with instructions of how to book your five minute online appointment. Please do not panic if you don’t get round to doing it this evening as there are plenty of appointments available.

From next week, Thursday afternoon with be both outdoor and indoor PE. With this in mind, please can children have plimsoles to change into for indoor PE. These will need to be named and left in a bag in school. Can I also ask that children are in correct PE kit  each week. This includes a plain tracksuit for cold weather (no branding please) in black, dark grey or navy, plain royal blue PE shorts and either a plain royal blue t shirt or Woodville PE t shirt which can be purchased from Patricias in the town. In addition, black leggings or black skins(under shorts) can be worn in cold weather. As children will go from indoor to outdoor PE, I would advise them to wear shorts under their tracksuit bottoms which can be removed in case they get hot. I would also advise an extra water bottle on these days.
Many thanks 😊

Pedestrian Safety.

I wanted to share with you the feedback from the pedestrian safety walk this morning. The children were exceptional. The two ladies who took the sessions said they were so polite, well-behaved and attentive. I’m so very proud of how mature and sensible they were with strangers coming into our school. It is so nice when other people recognise the hard work they have put in so far this half term with being thoughtful, polite and considerate. This can also be said with how they have behaved at swimming. It has been a pleasure to take them for the last five weeks and even the walks down to and from the swimming pool have allowed me to get to know the children really well. I learn something new each week about their hobbies and interests. 
Thank you for your support. 
Mrs Brock 

****There are many children without coats today and we will be walking down to swimming this afternoon. If your child does not have a coat in school please can you bring one to the office as soon as possible. ****

Women’s cycling tour

Thank you to all who offered to help on Thursday.


The times have now changed as the tour will be going past Burnham Road at 12 o’clock. Therefore if you offered please can you be at school at 11:30. The gates will be open to enter the school grounds and wait outside the classroom door.

Many thanks

Mrs Brock


Swimming begins today. Our pool time does not finish until 2:30 so I am sure you can appreciate we may well be back slightly late than 3:10. Please be patient with us but we may be more like 3:15 depending on how fast we can walk!

Welcome back to school and to Year 5. It is so lovely to see you all and to get settled back into school life. Thank you to those who have brought in their homework, they all look fantastic. Please can these be in by Tuesday 7th.

Below I have set out some guidelines for this year to help you get organised!


PE day is Thursday and will be taught by Mr Radley. Please come into school in school PE kit. As a reminder, this is a school logo blue t shirt and blue shorts. For the colder days, plain black leggings or a plain black or navy blue tracksuit. Please make sure these are labelled with your child’s name.


Homework will be set on Thursdays and will be expected to be completed by the following Thursday. This will be MyMaths, Spelling Shed and First News iHub. It is important that children complete their set homework and seek help or guidance if they are unsure.

Pencil cases and stationary.

If children are bringing pencil cases to school, it is important that they can fit into their trays in the classroom so please keep them small! They should have blue handwriting pens (not biro) and a glue stick if possible. We have lots of pens and pencils in school but they are welcome to have those too if they choose to.

Walking home and Mobile Phones.

To clarify, some parents in Year 5 like their children to start leaving school on their own, this includes if you are meeting your child at the park. Your son or daughter may have brought home a letter for walking home, this is NOT compulsory and completely up to you as parents to make that decision. If your child is leaving school without an adult, they must have signed permission. Similarly, some children are given mobile phones if they are leaving school on their own. They will also need a permission letter for this. Please do not send phones in unless completely necessary and with permission as the school takes no responsibility if they are lost.


Swimming is part of our PE curriculum for this term and 5B will begin their 5 week block on Friday 11th September. I appreciate this is very quick but we were only given the timetable from the South Woodham pool on return to school. You should receive a letter on Monday with all of the details needed. As in previous years, please ensure boys do not wear long shorts, girls need a one piece swimsuit (preferably black) and swimming hats and goggles need to be worn. If anyone can walk to the pool with us, please indicate on the slip or email


I am contactable on the year 5 email: or through the class Teams page which your child has been added to.

I have put onto this page an overview of the Autumn Term’s topics for your information which you will find in the 'class information' section.

I look forward to meeting you all during the course of the year.

Mrs Brock

5B Big Read.