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Birds of the Morning Class

Our Year 5 children are taught in Birds of the Morning Class. The class teacher is Mr Dorgan.  

Birds of the Morning are large white birds that fly from the sun and present fire-berries to a retired Star named Ramandu.  You can read about Birds of the Morning in the book, 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'.

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The class will continue work on methods of calculation and using and applying this knowledge to real life problems. As well as this, we will be doing work on shape and space, using measures, decimals and fractions. We will continue the focus on improving mental calculations and this happens every day within the maths lessons.

The school website  has links to maths  websites such as Mathletics which can be used to support your child’s learning. Weekly tasks will be set for homework on this site.


The Year 5 literacy scheme this term will focus on word, sentence and text level work. Our focus for most of the term will be writing  pieces from a  wide range of genres that will link with our topic. I am particularly keen to   highlight our on-going use of the VCOP      principles—Vocabulary, Conjunctions,      Openers and Punctuation - to help improve the children’s work and encourage them to develop their personal writing style.       


Kensuke's Kingdom and Journey

Over the next term, year 5 will be focusing on these 2 amazing books and using them as the base for theire topic work. Kensuke's Kingdom is a treat for lovers of drama-filled stories- and we laove a drama in year 5! It tells of how a young boy named Michael mysteriously disappears the night before his twelfth birthday. The next morning, Michael finds himself washed up on a beach on a remote island with a bowl of water and some grilled fish next to him. We will think about our golden leaves in school and think about how these can be applied to this book.  Then through pictures alone, the book Journey tells the story of a lonely girl who uses a red crayon to escape from a mundane world into a magical adventure full of fun and exhilarating adventures. The girl travels on a magic carpet and boat, gets trapped by an evil tyrant, and must find a way to escape along with a purple bird.

We are really looking forward to getting stuck into these books in class. 










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