Monthly Archives: June, 2021

Sporting heroes are off to India

It’s been another week full of exciting events – we’ve had our KS2 sports day, which wasn’t dampened by the drizzle at the start of the day. Everyone worked together as a team to gain points towards the sports day cup. The running races were hotly contested – there are definitely some future Olympic sprinters in the year group – with the winners of the heats racing in the finals. Well done to everybody who took part. We all had a great time, had fun and showed off some fab dance moves too.

We have also come to the end of our country study. India is an amazing country, which is geographically diverse, making it so interesting to learn about. The culmination of our country study was showcased at the carnival today. Thank you so much for the effort you put into the children’s outfits – they looked incredible.

We have started a new theme in English based on the environment and the problem of plastic. In maths we have been finding equivalent fractions, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, and multiplying fractions or mixed numbers by a whole number. We start our new topic of Coasts next week, with our trip to Chichester Harbour (6th July) supporting this geographical study.


Children need their PE kits on Monday 28th June.

Homework is due on Thursday 1st July.

Reading passport entries are due on Thursday 1st July too – the two winner from each class will get to spend time with a chocolatier, making their own tasty treats!

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Year 5 Team

PE kit

Correction for PE kit:

PE kit will be needed for Wednesday 23rd June not Monday 21st.

It will also be needed on Tuesday 22nd June for KS2 sports day… as long as the weather holds.

Apologies for the misinformation.

The Year 5 Team

Not even hayfever or rain could dampen our week!

Quick reminders for next week:

  • PE kits to be worn Monday (PE lesson) and Tuesday (Sports Day).
  • Homework set on Sumdog and English work is stuck in homework book.
  • If hot weather forecast – please don’t forget water bottles, hats and suncream. If your child suffers from hayfever and needs medication, please administer before school.


As we battled with hayfever and rain during this week, we completed our Little Freak unit by writing an emotive monologue from the viewpoint of Little Freak. The children’s writing contained some really wonderful emotive language which really got to the heart of how this character was feeling. The children voiced how much they enjoyed this unit.

Maths saw us recalling previous fraction knowledge and applying this to problem solving. In RE, the children created pictorial representation of the different names of the Holy Spirit.

Our main focus this week was our country study in Geography and DT with making our Indian dishes. We returned to our design sheets from last week and reminded ourselves of the ingredient choices of our samosas and mango chat. On Wednesday afternoon, we made our dishes in the unity building and on Thursday morning we tasted and evaluated both dishes. It was amazing to see how many children actual liked chickpeas when surrounded by fruit!


Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team

Football’s coming home by way of India!

Whew! What a jam packed first week we’ve had.

We have been working on converting units of time and using timetables in maths, while continuing the ‘Little Freak’ unit in English – looking at using emotive language and sentence structures to build empathy in the reader.

On Tuesday we managed to have a Year 5 Mass with Father Mark, from Hayling Island, to celebrate Pentecost and discussing how we can use the gifts God gave us in our everyday lives. Mr Cunningham has posted photographs of this event on his blog page – please have a look.

On Thursday we had an afternoon filled with smelling, tasting and evaluating different herbs, spices and foods that we may put into our vegetable samosas and mango chat. Lots of people were pleasantly surprised by some of the tastes – others didn’t enjoy certain tastes!

Today we welcomed the start of the Euros. Most children had opted to play football and were mixed in teams with other Year 5’s and Year 6’s. We had a brilliant morning playing football, showing great sportmanship and having fun. Those who opted to stay in class, spent the morning designing football kits for different countries based on their flag colours. Later on, they came out to watch the ‘final’ of England vs Belgium. In a hotly contested game, it finally went down to penalties. England were the eventual winners.


P.E. kit will need to worn on Monday 14th June.

Reading passports should be completed by the 1st July. The Year 5 Must reads need to be completed at this time too.

Homework this week:

The red homework book should be completed along with Sumdog online and a book review needs to be handed in (yellow book) by Thursday 17th June.

Have a fantastic, sun-filled weekend,

The Year 5 team