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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 One! 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 in the trenches and the impact war had on everyone. 


The text we will be working on this term is One Boy's War. A story based on true events about a young boy, Sydney, who at the age of only 15 runs away from home to enlist in the army. The story is told though a series of letters Sydney wrote home to his family, where he soon discovers that War isn't what he expected...


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.