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Dragonflies – Y5

We have got 20 dragonflies this year and our teacher is Miss Travers.

Keep an eye out for all of the exciting things we get up to! 


From Monday 9th September, year 5 will be attending weekly swimming lessons.

Please ensure that the children come to school with an appropriate swimming kit (boys need tight fitting trunks,

no ‘surfer style’ swimming trunks and girls need one-piece swimming costumes) If your child needs goggles, please pop in and pick up a goggle permission form. Jewellery, including earrings, is not allowed. Swimming hats should be worn if earrings cannot be taken out.

Making improvements


In our class, we are always looking to make our work even better. Because we are Take Care Students, we try our hardest to produce work that we know is the best we can make it! Look at some of the improvements we have made to our art work already. We are really proud of the clear difference!

All of Year 5 enjoyed their visit to London! Despite the (very) early start, everybody made the most of their time in London and learnt lots of new facts. 

As we traveled to the Imperial War Museum, we were lucky enough to peek a glimpse of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben! It was very exciting to see these famous land marks! Inside the Imperial War Museum, we learnt all about life during the war, jobs that women had, the weapons used in the war as well how people were able to join the army. We got to measure our own eye sight, teeth, height and waist to see if we would be fit to join. After learning about the uniforms that belonged to different armies, we got to try on a uniform ourselves. There was lots of information about life in the trenches and to finish off, we got to walk through a replica trench with a plane swooping over head! 

Next, we headed to Buckingham Palace. Not only did we get to admire the front of the palace, we also had a tour of the state rooms. All of the rooms were different but all were beautiful. A particular highlight of the day was when Prince Harry walked across the quadrangle and waved at us!! 


School Council


Our new school councillors have been decided for this year! For Dragonfly class, we have a school councillor who will be supported by our deputy. They will be working closely with Mrs Martin to make improvements around the school. They have already had some brilliant ideas and I am sure they will consider the suggestions and thoughts of our other class members. 


School Councillor, Dragonflies- 2019/2020

Remembrance assembly 

To mark Remembrance Day, year 5 delivered a special Remembrance assembly. All of the children created their own red and purple poppy which were used to create a silhouette of a horse, soldier and a grave, which is still on display in the Key Stage 1 hall. Children who are members of a Brownie or Cub unit came in their uniform (as did Miss Travers!) to help show our respect for the Guiding and Scouting members who helped and volunteered during WW1. 

We started the assembly by singing Peace Perfect Peace, performed some very emotional poems that we had created lead a 2 minutes silence. The whole school listened to what we said! The assembly was very moving and lots of the teachers were even left feeling a little bit emotional!


Have a look at the photos below: 


 Children in Need

To help support Children in Need this year, we came to school wearing something yellow or spotty. We each made a donation towards the charity. At break time, we had a cake sale to raise money and in the afternoon, Mrs Mole and Mr Betts took part in "I'm a head teacher" trials. They had to test their senses to help solve certain problems. As a school, we raised over £800! Amazing support from everyone involved! laugh


We had a really fun visit from the YMCA. We had a session playing Ga Ga ball- similar to dodgeball. Everyone had great fun!



We started our Egyptian topic with a visit from Partake. We started the day learning about different exotic spices followed by some role play. We acted out removing the organs from a body- which got some interesting reactions! Then we looked at some different artefacts and learnt about what they were used for in ancient Egyptian times. Leia was chosen to model Egyptian makeup! She did a great job- she even got to be a Queen later on! After lunch, we dressed up as priests and priestesses and acted out an Egyptian burial. We danced, chanted and offered gifts to the Pharaoh.


Partake Egyptian Day



To kick off our new Space Topic, we had some fun with our special pens!

We wrote down anything that we thought we already knew about Space and then any questions we had about Space that we wanted to find out the answers to.

Take a look at some of the Egyptian art we've done!

We have also followed a step by step tutorial to create our own Scarab beetles- they're all on our display now!

Over a period of a few weeks, we completed our Take Care homework. Some of us made Egyptian masks, canonic jars, jewellery and tombs! Here are a couple of examples of one of our projects.

Time Travelling at Southwell Minster 


We were lucky enough to be able to visit Southwell Minster. Lots of us were impressed with how big it was! We took part in a number of different activities. We started the day with a story telling activity. It was good fun but there were a lot of actions to remember! The lady knew how to catch us out!! Some of us got to try on clothes that the Bishop would wear, look for green men in the Chapter House. We finished the day learning about prayer, christenings and Christian Aid.


We had an amazing last day before school closed. Although we were all feeling sad, we looked after each other and had fun!


For as long as our school is closed, we will be uploading work for you to complete onto our home learning page. Head over to our page to see what we have been putting on! Most of the work can just be completed on paper and does not necessarily need to be printed. 


I can't wait to see what you get up to! 

Keep in touch, keep safe and keep smiling!