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From 5th January the school will only be open to pupils whose parents are critical workers or vulnerable pupils (those invited or with a social worker)

Year 5

Happy Spring Year Five!  

Our teachers in Year Five continue to be Miss Bufton, Mrs Starling and Mr Aldred.  Our TAs are Miss Williams and Mrs Lorandeau; our HLTA is Mrs Barker. 
This term our topic will be "Earth and Space".  We will be learning lots about the history of space travel as well as the Science behind the movement of the Earth and why we get day and night amongst other things. We will also be writing a newspaper report about the moon landing by American astronaut Neil Armstrong on July 20th, 1969.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural in Year 5

  • In PE lessons we are going to be working on our football skills and developing our coordination by doing a range of orienteering activities. Both of these will help us to be the best that we can be. 
  • In our PSHE lessons, we will be discussing 'being me in my world' where we share the things we are looking forward to and things we may be worried about at the start of our new school year amongst other things.
  • Our topic work will link well with our cultural learning as we look at the history of the town Bury St Edmunds. 
  • For now, there will be no changes to groups such as eco-committee or school council due to the coronavirus meaning we can not 'cross bubbles' but ideas are being considered to ensure that the children continue to remain a part of the school community as a whole!

Key Dates


In the second half of Autumn term, we usually take a trip to St Edmundsbury Cathedral, due to current government guidelines, we are unable to organise this trip at the current time to ensure everyone is kept safe.


Home Learning


Times Tables and Maths Learning


It is crucial, in Year 5, that children are secure with all their times tables. You could use these websites below to practise these.


Times Tables Rockstars

We have a competition running for all children in years 2-6, which aims to improve the children's times tables knowledge using the Times Tables Rockstars website.


Each week, the child with the highest correct answers in their class will be awarded with a certificate, which will be displayed on our Rockstars board. At the end of the week, they will be able to bring this home.


Children can also use Maths Shed to practice other concepts in their maths learning.


Year 5 Arithmetic

We are aware that some of the children may the current arithmetic questions a little tricky. These questions are aimed at quizzing children on concepts taught across the whole of Year 5 and therefore, there may be some questions, which we have not covered in class so far. If children are finding certain concepts tricky, then they can chose to leave these questions until taught, parents can use the calculation policy to help demonstrate the best method to solve this particular question or they can find some time with their teacher to help in certain areas.


We have also added in some Year 4 arithmetic tests, which children could have a go at if they are finding the Year 5 ones too tricky at this moment in time.

School Council, Eco-Reps and Sports Ambassadors

School Council

Sports Ambassadors


Junior Road Safety Officers

Trombone/Tenor Horn Lessons and Violin


Our instrumental lessons with the County Music Service tutors will be beginning again this term. 

Our tutors will be Mr. Peck (teaching violin to Mr. Aldred's class on a Tuesday) and Mr. Tabor (teaching tenor horn and trombone to Miss Bufton /Mrs Starlings class on a Wednesday.) 

Mr. Peck and Mr. Tabor have already been in to school to make sure all instruments are working and each instrument has been give a thorough deep clean.  Each pupil will be allocated their own instrument which will be for their own individual use. We will not be sending instruments home initially, but will review this situation after half term.  

Violin lessons will take place in the classroom/hall.  Brass lessons need more room, so will take place in the hall so that we can maintain  correct distancing and good ventilation. 

We are really looking forward to learning how to play a musical instrument and developing our musical skills and knowledge.  We will post  photographs and videos to keep you informed of our progress!


Mr Aldred's class enjoying violin

Miss Bufton and Mrs Starling's class enjoying OAA

Mr Aldred's Class enjoying OAA

Exploring Bury St Edmunds using our map skills

School Awards

Useful Links