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Year 5 - Newstead

Welcome to Newstead Class!

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Friday 7th December is our sharing day! Join us from 2.15pm to celebrate our learning from this term.


w.b. 3rd Dedember

Year 5 have been fabulously resilient during assessment week! They have embraced their tests with determination and resilience. We have enjoyed our class text - Street Child - and we can't wait to see if our predictions for Jim Jarvis will be true. On Friday we had our sharing event with parents. Newstead class performed This is Me and Jingle Bells in Makaton. They spent some time sharing their work with their family and enjoyed a traditional Victorian stew made from the Southwell Workhouse recipe. 


w.b. 26th November

This week we have been multiplication masterminds! Year 5 have been super resilient with some tricky work this week - Miss Springhall is extremely proud! We are also very busy practicing for our Christmas Carol concert with year 6. In English, we are beginning to look at newspapers. This week we have started with our opening paragraphs - ensuring we include the 5Ws. 


w.b. 19th November

This week we have written our final narratives for The Highwayman. The children used their story mountains to support their writing, resulting in some amazingly descriptive writing. The children are all so proud of them. In maths we have been applying our understanding of multiplication to multiple methods and our confidence has grown over the week! 

Important information

  • Spellings go out on a Monday and are tested on a Friday. If ever spellings get mislaid, there is a copy of the spelling booklet for year 5 at the bottom of our class page where you will find all spellings for this academic year. 
  • Children must come to school everyday equipped with their reading book (from our library with appropriate book band) and reading diary. We endeavour to check these daily but will be checked a minimum of every other day. It is critical for your child's development and learning that they read 4 times a week, this is our target and we have some incentives to keep us going!
  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, however please ensure your child brings their PE kits every day in case of last minute changes. 
  • The school office is "cashless" and will therefore only be accepting payments via "Parentpay". For more information please visit the "Parentpay" page of our website or contact the school office.
  • Homework grids go out at the beginning of term, this includes 15 tasks based on our topic and involve a range of activities. We love to celebrate homework on a Tuesday and Friday. 
  • For any other information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to Miss Springhall or Mrs Boaler. 

Star of the week!

Year 5 voted Josh as our star of the week!


Each half term we will send out a class newsletter with lots of information regarding our learning, exciting dates and things to remember. A copy will also be available to download below. 

Look back with pride and forward with confidence