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Year 5 Acacia



In Year 5 we have two classes, Chestnut class and Acacia class.




Our class teacher is Miss Hacking and our teaching assistants are Miss R Gammell (am) and Mrs Mole (pm).


Mrs Blomfield and Miss Hacking can be contacted on:

Daily Messages from your teacher during school closure:



Good morning!

Well well well… yesterday was fun! I hope you all managed to fly your paper aeroplanes! I did REALLY well as you can see from the attached video… (Hope that makes you smile!)

Thank you to those who got in touch with their distances! The results are in……

1st – Alex 10m 2nd – Bansi 9.7m (32ft) 3rd – Shravya 6.7m 4th – William 5.3m 5th – Yacine 2.8m 6th – Miss Hacking 1.5m

WELL DONE ALEX!!!! I think throwing the plane from a height was a great idea! – Everyone else, feel free to try and beat his record, it’s not too late! William – I particularly liked the design of your plane! (Check out the website to see videos and pictures of all the attempts!)

Today’s challenge is a physical one! I want you to channel your inner Joe Wicks and create your own PE lesson today! You could – design an obstacle course, create a fitness circuit, lead a game of your choice etc.

As always, I’d love to see as many pictures as possible! So email them to me

Hope you are all having a nice week so far.


Speak soon!

Miss Hacking

Miss Hacking's paper plane

Still image for this video

This term, our topic is PHARAOHS!

In Literacy, we will continue to develop our writing in a number of ways. We will also be exploring the different text types – biographies, newspaper reports, recounts and dialogue. The children will be continuing to focus on their spelling and punctuation skills in this half term.

In Maths, we will be learning and revisiting regularly our mental fluency as well as exploring 3D and 2D shapes (including reflection, translation and angles.)

In Science, we will continue to explore "Changing Materials" and in Topic, we will be studying Ancient Egypt in detail! 

Please see our overview for more information.

Curriculum information can be accessed here:

Spring 2 Photos - Pharaohs

Check out some of our Egyptian portraits!
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We had lots of fun in our Egyptian role play area!
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Spring 1 photos (Time Travellers)


This term, we have Watford Football Club working with us on our PE skills. We also learn about how to keep our bodies healthy and active.

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Time machine role play photos!

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STEM week!

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DT- Building Time machines!

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AUTUMN 2 PHOTOS ( Stargazers)

Check us out! We wrote and performed our own space raps, yo!

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We LOVED our space day! We had a visitor with a mobile planetarium which was REALLY COOL! Also, we made and launched our rockets in the afternoon!


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AUTUMN 1 PHOTOS (Beast Creator)

We decorated cakes for our Macmillan coffee morning!

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We are proud of our collaborative art display from the first week of term!



Year 5 LOVED meeting the beasts today with Stuart! They all had the chance to conquer their fears and hold a variety of different reptiles and mini-beasts! Check out our brave faces!

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How your child can support their progress at home


  • Ask your child about their individual targets. All children should be using vocabulary to support the reader (full stops, capital letters, commas and more!).
  •   Read through your child’s homework with them to ensure it makes sense before handing it in. 
  • Encourage your child to use a variety of vocabulary in their writing to make it more interesting.
  • Practice spellings every week and put them into sentences.
  • Read with your children daily and write in their reading record.


  • Ensure your child is confident with their times tables – this will support all areas of mathematical learning.
  • Ask your child daily what they have learnt in mathematics and see if they can explain the method they have learnt.  This will help to consolidate their learning.  It is also important that your child can apply their knowledge to word problems.
  • Use TTRockstars and SAM Learning to encourage hands- on learning.



Research their current topic in science and see if there are any cool experiments to do at home!

History/ Geography


Research their current topic in history or geography and help them to understand where these events would go on a timeline



We are learning about Judaism, so you could help them research more about the religion.



Explore a range of music with your child to see which they are most interested in.  You can also look at the origins of the music.