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Welcome Year 5


Welcome to Fox Class. We are a class of 30 Year 5 children who are taught by Miss. Houldridge and are helped by Mrs. Oxley and Miss. Ferguson. This page is where you can find important information, as well as updates of the fun things we are getting up to in class.


We are part of UKS2  and therefore learn closely with the rest of Year 5 and 6 in Kestrel and Kingfisher Class. PE is on Tuesday and Thursday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days.


Homework will be given out on Fridays along with Spellings. These will be tested the following week. If you need to contact me directly, please use the contact form above or contact me directly on ClassDojo. 




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Fox Class Newsletter – Spring Term 1 2023

Fox, Kestrel and Kingfisher Class Newsletter

 Spring Term 2 2023


We are pleased to welcome you back to school. We are excited about the upcoming term, full of fun and learning!


Reminders for Spring Term 2023

Each day, children will need suitable uniform according to the weather, water bottles containing water only, healthy snacks for break, reading book and reading diary every day. Please could we ensure any packed lunches are also healthy. Books will be changed when needed. Children should not wear jewellery to school apart from stud earrings.


Just a reminder that children will not need to bring in additional stationery or pencil cases as this equipment will be provided and that toys should be left at home.


PE will be on Monday (orienteering) and Thursday (gymnastics). Children are to come to school in their PE kit (weather appropriate) and trainers on these days to avoid the need to change in school. Earrings need to be either removed for PE or covered in plasters that you can provide please. Just a reminder that gymnastics requires children to grip with their feet and therefore bare feet are necessary for safety reasons.


Class Dojo is still being used to communicate with parents and there is a contact the teacher form on the class page on the website for you to be able to contact us directly.


Curriculum Focus for Spring Term 1 2023

Our History project this term will be: Why should we remember the Maya?’

Maths Year 5 – Area and Scaling, calculating with decimal factors and factors, multiples and prime numbers.

Maths Year 6 - Position and direction, fractions, percentages and statistics.

English – We will be ‘writing to inform’ using our history topic as a stimulus for writing.

Science – We will be exploring the human circulatory system – ‘How does the body work?’

RE – We will be learning about Christianity. Our big question is ‘How do Christians show that they belong?

PE – we will be taking part in orienteering and gymnastics.

Art – How can we create our own Mayan art?

Computing – How do I make a model look 3D?

Online safety – How do people communicate online? What is online bullying?

PSHE – What is a healthy relationship?

French - We will be learning about the Olympics

Music - How does music improve our world? How does music teach us about our community?

Diary Dates

Monday 20th February – Children return to school


Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – pyjamas to be worn


Friday 17th March – Non-uniform day in exchange for chocolate for the Chocolate Bingo


Tuesday 21st March – Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 – 4:30pm


Thursday 23rd March - Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 – 4:30pm


Wednesday 29th March – Parents Evening


Thursday 30th March – Parents Evening


Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Easter holidays


Tuesday 18th April - Children return to school


Year Five will swim on a Thursday for the Summer term


During May – Year Two SATs take place


1st May – bank holiday


WC 8th May - Year Six SATs week


8th May – bank holiday King’s Coronation


Friday 26th May – Last day of term


As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change.  The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.


Please feel free to come and see me if you have any concerns or questions, I will be happy to help.


Thank you

Age Related Expectations in Year Five for English and Maths

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