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Red Squirrels - Yr 5

Welcome back Red Squirrels

Welcome back to some of my old squirrels and to some brand new ones! Hope you all had a fantastic summer and are back full of energy and enthusiasm!

We are the Red Squirrels class taught by Mrs Martin. There are only 19 lively squirrels in our class this year! 

My door is always open and I am more than happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have. Please feel free to pop in and introduce yourselves or come for a chat at the end of the day. 


100% Attendance - Well done Red Squirrels - keep it up!

100% Attendance - Well done Red Squirrels - keep it up! 1

Beaumond Blue Day

We all came to school dressed in blue to support the work Beaumond House Community Hospice does in Newark.

As a school, we raised over £350 . Well done everyone.

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We have signed up to a great interactive Maths game called Prodigy. It can be played both at home and school.

Your child will bring home their username and password tonight, ready for the weekend! Enjoy!

National Grandparents Day

We had a lovely morning with our visitors this morning. It was so lovely to see grandparents sharing books with their grandchildren. Thank you all for coming.

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School Councillors elected.

Last week,the children that wanted to stand for school council presented their manifestos to us. 

I have to say I was impressed with each and everyone of you, it takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of the class and speak on your own.

We then went to the polling station to cast our votes on secret ballot papers.

After the votes were counted and verified , I am pleased to announce our school councillor for the Red Squirrels is Teya Phillips , supported by her deputy Beth Royle.

Congratulations to you both.

FAB  4

Well done squirrels. We managed to get joint first position on the FAB 4 league table for our regular reading this week. What a great start. Keep it up!

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Harvest Festival

On Friday Matt Elsey led our harvest assembly for the whole school. 

It was great to see all the food on the tables as we came into assembly.

Matt and the Salvation Army will be delivering it to food banks in the area.

Thank you for your generosity.

Year 5 Parents Expectation Meeting

For those who were unable to make the meeting last week . Please see the PowerPoint attached below, which gives details of what was discussed at the meeting. Thank you.

Our new topic - Alchemy Island

It's time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We're going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!

Can you find the gold hidden deep in the Island's mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure

On the way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the island's team of ace alchemists! Will they praise your scientific expertise? 

You've got your map, co ordinates and everything else you need to make your way across the island. Don't forget to pack your imagination!


Year 5 will be swimming every Monday afternoon until February half term.

Please ensure your child is able to remove earrings themselves, tie their hair back and wear the correct swimming attire.

Girls -one piece costumes. Boys no 'surfer style shorts'. The swimming teachers request that they wear trunks.

Thank you.

Daily Mile

Year 5 are trialling the 'daily mile' this term. We have had a successful week so far, running or walking (or a bit of both!) 4 laps of the field. The weather has been kind to us and it has been a fantastic way to start our mornings, running in the fresh air with our friends.

The aim of the daily mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and well being of our children. 
We put on our trainers and are out first thing in the morning. It's lots of fun! We are certainly starting to feel fitter and we have our own little goals to achieve each day.


"I believe The Daily Mile will have a huge impact on young people's lives, helping children across the UK to be fitter, healthier and happier. I'm delighted to be supporting The Daily Mile, and hope that every child has the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative."

Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medallist

We had a go sketching squirrels in the style of Sarah Taylor . She loved them!

We had a go sketching squirrels in the style of Sarah Taylor . She loved them! 1