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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

The home of inspirational musicians

              Class Sheeran- Mrs Merrills and Mrs Priest              

 Class Beatles- Miss Parker

Class Glennie- Mrs Hilton

 March 2020

learning at home - find what you need here.

Click on the subject links below....


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We will update the pages with new information regularly so keep looking!

Friday 27th March 2020


Bonjour Glennie, Sheeran and Beatles.  Last night we watched the world stand outside their doors and clap for all the wonderful members of the NHS who are working so tirelessly.  It is important at this time, to remember  all the other people who are working to keep the country running and very importantly the role you all have.  I challenge you to surprise your grownup and offer to help with a household chore - fold the laundry, or load the dishwasher.  One simple gesture makes all the difference but most of all - remember to be kind. 


Did you work out what the other words ending in 'dous' were?   HAZARDOUS, HORRENDOUS, TREMENDOUS

Check out the maths page for the answer to yesterday's fraction riddle and there you will find a new one. 


Thursday 26th March 2020

Good morning year 5

Did you know..there are four words in the English language (in common usage) which end with 'dous' . One of them is stupendous, without the help of Google or Siri can you find the other 3? smiley


Take a look at the topic, maths and English links for new tasks.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hello year 5  - did you know that Edinburgh zoo are live streaming their animals?  Click on the link below and take a virtual tour of the zoo to see penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas.  Enjoy and stay safe 

What have we been up to?

Year 5 have been learning about how the brain works and the idea of 'neuroplasticity' - we can reshape and grow our brain. The idea of growth mindset and resilience is especially important during these stressful and uncertain times.


Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lessons are normally scheduled for half an hour each week - we would like you to research Growth Mindset and produce a powerpoint or similar to present your findings;

- What is Growth Mindset?

- What is Fixed Mindset?

- Why is it important?

- What are your own beliefs about your learning?

- Write some Growth Mindset statements


A note to parents:

I have been reading a book called 'The Silent Guides' by Professor Steve Peters (who also wrote The Chimp Paradox). It is a fascinating insight into how children's brains develop. It has a partner book, 'My Hidden Chimp', which is written for children.

Take care, Mrs Merrills 24.3.20

Year 5 Recommended reading list

Spring Term 2020 Topic:


This term, the children will be learning about:


-Ancient Civilisations-

Ancient Sumeria, Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt and the Shang Dynasty

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Year 5 trip information evening- London trip & Osmington Bay residential

Autumn Term 2019 Topic:

This half term the children will be learning about...

Amazing Amazon and Brilliant Brazil!


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To infinity and beyond...
To introduce the children to their science topic, we invited them into an amazing, informative and interactive planetarium.
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Planet shuffling

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Year 5 Meet the teacher afternoon

Primary Source WW2 Visitors to school 2019

Mr and Mrs Lawrence and Martha visited our school to share with the children their experiences during the War.  Mr Lawrence was a young boy during the Blitz and went on to join the Navy.  Martha was an evacuee and shared her experiences of being moved to several families during the war- some more positive than others!


Our thanks to our amazing visitors for sharing their experiences with us.  The children absolutely loved listening to them and asking really thoughtful questions.

Bovington Tank Museumn trip January 2019

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  • Poulner Junior School
  • North Poulner Road
  • North Poulner
  • Ringwood
  • Hampshire
  • BH24 3LA


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