West Bridgford Junior School


Year 5

Year 5 2017


Week Beginning: 25th September 2017

MondayStart Main School Finish Cottages

Tuesday: Spelling test

Swimming for Class 9 and half of Class 8

Games for Class 7 and half of Class 8

Start Cottages Finish Cottages

Wednesday: Homework in

Start Main School Finish Cottages

Thursday: Spellings out


Please bring recorders from home

Start Cottages Finish Cottages

Friday: Deadline for Christmas Cards to be returned

Homework out

Start at Cottages Finish Main School


Sunday 24th September 2017

Hoorah, sunshine! Hope you’re enjoying this spell of good weather. How many of you have been out watching (or taking part in) the Robin Hood Marathon events today?

In Year 5 this week, we have been settling into the routine of Cottages – no animal visitors this week although our caterpillar classmates are growing at quite a rate and it shouldn’t be long before they begin to form their chrysalides!  Maths has focussed on place value and number work whereas Literacy has been based around our text, ‘Keeper’. We continue with this next week. In Science, we have begun to learn about the life cycles of plants. In amongst paceball, hockey, swimming, e-safety and music lessons we also created our Christmas cards (yes, you read that correctly) and these should have made their way home to you in the hope that you will order some and help raise funds for the school.

Our Learning Champions were Charlie P, Georgia and Lottie – congratulations on your efforts. We also said well done to Ella, Alfie N, Ben, Anastasia, Chloe and Mia who were the recipients of our first year group awards.

We held our class councillor elections this week. It is great that so many of our children engage with this aspect of school life and put themselves forward to be their class’s representative. In the end, Chloe, Max C and Isabella were chosen by their peers for this role. Well done; we know you’ll do a great job!


Thursday 14th September 2017

Our first full week back and what a way to start! Beth from Zoolab visited Cottages on Monday and brought along a few friends: Mr Twig the stick insect, Mildred the millipede, Tracy the tarantula, Fergal the tree frog, Colin the cockroach and Cornflake the corn snake made an appearance and most seemed very happy to make friends with us – Mrs Cox was very excited by this as you can see in the photos. It was a fantastic experience and kicked off our Tribe topic wonderfully!

How did we follow this? With toucan paintings, story writing, rock painting, samba drumming, paceball, swimming, hockey, place value work and getting soaked in the rain; this highlighted the need for a waterproof coat and change of PE kit!

This week marked the start of our new school reward system and we congratulated Isobel and Aryaan who became our first learning champions. Well done to both of you!





Thursday 7th September 2017

Wakey wakey rise and shine! Time for school. We shall see you all shortly at Main School at 8.45. We'll be the ones smiling and trying our best not to look too sleepy! 


Wednesday 6th September 2017

Well, it's almost time for you to head back to school and into Year 5 and Cottages - whoop whoop! We hope you've had an amazing summer, despite the lack of sunshine, and are rested and raring to go!  We've been busy cleaning and sprucing up Cottages and are excited about getting back to work!  Yes! Really!  Ok, so perhaps we're not looking forward to the early mornings but we have lots of new experiences for you to enjoy!  Have a good sleep tonight, a good breakfast in the morning and we shall see you at Main School in the morning.  Remember, the teachers are on duty from 8.35 and school begins at 8.45Pick up will be from Cottages at 3.15.