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Welcome to Year 5! 


We hope you all had a wonderful summer break and hope you are as excited as we are to get started a year of fun learning! The children have made an excellent start to the year and have really settled into Year 5 showing a real maturity. We will be using this website to keep you up to date with everything that is going on in Year 5, including important dates, assemblies and learning. Please check back regularly! We look forward to the exciting opportunities this new term will bring!


We thank you for your continued support!


The Year 5 team

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Stunning Start! 


Our stunning start this term was full of creativity and excitement as all of the children in Year 5 came into the hall to find stretches of paper from one side to the other. The children then created a class graffiti wall to express what war and peace meant to them. Take a look at these next time you visit our classrooms! 


We then learnt about Spitfire planes that they used during WW1 and had a go at making some of our own! 


Keep your eyes peeled for some photos on this page!



Our Autumn term topic is War and Peace! 


The children will be learning all about World War Two! They will be exploring and discussing the events leading up to the start of WW1,  examining the Geography behind the countries involved as well as discovering the reality of life during the Blitz, life as an evacuee and the impact war had on everyone. 




This half term we are reading the book 'Letters From The Lighthouse' a novel which tells the story of two siblings from London who are evacuated to the coast of Devon during WW2, the interactions they have with the people they meet and the on going mystery of what happened to their missing sister Sukie...



This half term in Science children have been learning about states of matter - solid, liquid and gas. We will go onto examine how states of matter can change and how some of these changes are reversible and some of these changes are irreversible. 


Marvellous Maths! 


In Maths children have been learning written methods to be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. This has included a variety of methods including: short division, 'Chunking' method, grid method and long multiplication. 


Attendance and Punctuality

We do our very best to support your child’s learning and expect children to attend school every day, unless they are unwell.  We also expect children to arrive on time for every session. 

Children who have good attendance make good progress and achieve more highly.

Healthy schools


At Highlands our aim is to help our children become healthy and happy citizens of the world. To support this we would like you to make sure your child has a water bottle to help keep them hydrated at school. They will also need to have a healthy breakfast before they come to school. We are also working hard to provide our children with the healthiest lunches possible to make sure they are ready to learn in the afternoon. On a Monday and  a Friday your child is allowed to have one treat in their lunch box. All children are able to bring a healthy snack to have at playtime such as a piece of fruit or cereal bar.