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Otters - Yr 5

Welcome to Otters, there are 27 outstanding Otters in our class. Our class teacher is Miss Louden and we are supported by Mrs Griffths. Our door is always open if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to pop in and introduce yourselves or come for a chat at the end of the day. Please see the attached letter which has information about Maths, English, Science and Topic as well as when we will be doing our P.E lessons.


Make sure you keep an eye on the website to see what we get up to over the year!


Year 5 Summer Term Newsletter

Maths challenge! We couldn't be prouder of these 4, a huge well done for winning the competition!

Circus World Book day!


Otters all had a fantastic time on Thursday for our rescheduled world book day! A day full of surprises for the children and lots of laughter, including laughing at Miss Louden and her costume!

Otters all looked fantastic so thank you for putting the effort into these costumes. Take a look at the pictures below :)



Year 5 WOW afternoon - stomp rockets!

Stomp rocket trial!

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Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed themselves when testing out their stomp rockets, some were more successful than others! Have a look at the videos below to see how they turned out!

Stomp rockets!

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Upcoming events for your diary:

Pantomine - Tuesday 12th December

Christmas party -Thursday 14th December

Christmas craft afternoon - Thursday 21st December



Children In Need:

We had great fun at school on Friday 17th November, raising money for Children in Need. Some of the activities included decorating biscuits, a cake sale, filling a large Pudsey face with spare change and a whole school assembly which we got to have a bit of a boogey in!

Check out the Pudsey photo:


Peer mentors:

This week we had a visit from Ali Brown. She is the Community Engagement Officer for The Newark Family of Schools. Ali came to talk to us about being Peer Mentors and what the role involves. A lot of us were extremely interested in the role and have taken home an application pack ready to be interviewed for the positions.

We are excited about how we will be able to help and support John Hunt Primary School and make it an even better place than it already is!

Don't forget to return your application forms to school as soon as possible, the latest date for you to return them is the 24th November ready for the interviews which will take place on 29th November.

Good luck everyone!

Fab 4 Reading Challenge


Otters have been off to a fantastic start to this half term with their Fab 4 Reading Reading challenge, thank you for taking the time to read with your children, please keep it up so we can try to stay at the top of the table! 


Week beginning

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6th November


13th November







School councillors

We are delighted to announce Otters newest school councillors, Darcie Crowder and our deputy Alfie Brown! Congratulations you two! smiley

Year 5 Ironbridge Residential Trip


The plan for this year is to take Year 5 to Ironbridge on Tuesday 5th June to Friday 8th June 2018. The cost, which includes accommodation, full board, travel, insurance and visits to the Enginuity Science Museum, Jackfield Museum, Ironbridge Gorge Museum and the Battle of Bosworth site, is £190.00. 

To secure a place for your child please pay a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 by Friday 29th September 2017.

This can be paid on your parent mail app or at the school office by cash, cheque or debit/credit card. We ask that you ensure a total of £100.00 has been paid by Friday 24th November and the remaining amount to be paid by Friday 23rd March 2018, you are able to make as many payments as you wish to reach these amounts by the required date! 


Further information will be available later in the year, we really hope as many of your children can join us as possible as it a fantastic experience! 


Miss Louden smiley

Parent Expectation Meeting

For those of you that missed our expectation meeting, do not worry, a copy of a PowerPoint is at the bottom of the page which we went through at the meeting. If you have any questions, please do come and see us.



Miss Louden and Miss Beaumont smiley

Welcome to Year 5