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PE  Term 6

PE will be every other week as Forest School is part of PE.

The dates are:

05.06.19 no PE

12.06.19 PE

19.6.19 no PE

26.6.19 PE

3.7.19 no PE

10.7.19 PE

17.7.19 no PE


Forest School - Monday PM

PE  - Alternate Wednesday PM

Swimming - Thursday AM

Spellings Week beginning 3rd June 2019











Maths Week beginning 20th May 2019


This week in Maths, we are going to be working with measurement problems. Homework set up on My Maths. Have fun!

Science Week beginning 25th March 2019

Last week, in Rhino class, we discussed the use of aerogels and looked at the art of offering and advertising a product to the public. This week we are going to try and make our own plastic from milk and vinegar. The we are going to name our product and create something that could be used to advertise our new plastic. Any ideas are welcome!

Guess the hard labour tasks experienced by Victorian prisoners in Rhino Class

Guess the hard labour tasks experienced by Victorian prisoners in Rhino Class 1
Guess the hard labour tasks experienced by Victorian prisoners in Rhino Class 2
Guess the hard labour tasks experienced by Victorian prisoners in Rhino Class 3
Guess the hard labour tasks experienced by Victorian prisoners in Rhino Class 4
In Rhino Class we had a day in the life of a Victorian prisoner. Can you guess the hard labour tasks the children had to mimic?

English Week 4


This week we are going to be writing our own voyage and return story. We have chosen our characters from the movie Star Wars. Some of the characters are Princess Leia, Chewbacca and of course Darth Vader! We can't wait to write about their adventures!


Creative Week 4


This Term's topic is Crime and Punishment.

We went back in time 2,000 and found out what happened if someone committed a crime when the Romans were in charge. We learnt new vocabulary, like 

Arson – deliberately setting fire to property

Libel – to damage someone’s reputation with false information

What other words can you remember?

Welcome to Rhino Class!


My name is Ms Kusheva and I'm really looking forward to take over from Mrs Hyde. This is my first year at Barley Close and it's been amazing so far! In my spare time I like to read and dance. I am learning Traditional Bulgarian Folk Dance because I have double heritage (my dad was Bulgarian)! Mrs Williams, Mrs Spindler and Mrs Baker Haynes will continue to be our teaching assistants this year and we're all excited to be working with the wonderful Rhino Class!





In term 4, we will have Forest School on a Monday and do movement to music in the hall on a Thursday. Please make sure that your children have appropriate kit, including wellies, warm old coats as the weather is cold and wet..


Remember that there should be no jewellery for either of these sessions. If your child wears earrings and cannot remove them by themselves, can you please ensure that you take them out before school.




New spellings will be sent out on a Friday in spelling books. Please practise these with your children, we will also practise them at school during the week.

The previous weeks' spellings will be tested on Fridays.

What we will be studying this year:



What a lovely week we've had in Rhino class! We have worked on our persuasive skills in English, number and place value in maths (using the least tuneful rap in the world). We have also continued researching Sutton Hoo and spoken a lot about how we can be better learners, using purple learning. We also had a very mature discussion in RE about different views about religion. We have started our TTrockstars for this year. I will give out the children's new logins next Friday during computing, so that they can practise these at home. I'm looking forward to finding out who our new Rock Legends are!!


Next week, we will have our trip to St Fagan's on Tuesday. Please make sure you remember your lunch, a raincoat and sensible shoes. We will be writing from the perspective of an Iron Age child in English, in Maths we enter our final week of working on Number and Place Value and we will be doing some extra research in Creative to support our writing. On Friday, children are able to wear their jeans to school, in return for a small donation, to raise money for 'Jeans for Genes'.




Wow! What an amazing first week of Year 5 the remarkable Rhino class have had! It has been lovely beginning to get to know the children. We have also achieved a lot in week one - in English, we started work on our unit based around the book 'How to Live Forever', in Maths we concentrated on place value up to 1 000 000 and we have also done lots of work on our new creative topic - The Anglo-Saxons.


Next week, we will be continuing with the same topics in maths and English and thinking about how we can be better learners now that we are in Year 5. Also on Wednesday will be an opportunity for you to Meet the Teacher. I will be in our classroom between 15:30 and 16:30. It would be lovely to meet lots of you and for you to see your child's classroom.


This week's talk topic is the first day of school.

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  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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