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Wow week 3 is over already! Where is September going? Rhino class are now in full swing and getting stuck in with all Year 5 has to offer!


This week, we have been looking at Addition and Subtraction in Maths in a formal written method. We have popped some activities on MyMaths to support this learning at home. If you wish to support your child have a look at the tasks with them and maybe work through them together. At the moment we are asking children to complete 2 MyMaths activities per week but there is more on there if they would like to do more.


In English, we have been looking at the book How to Live Forever and have been writing persuasive texts on whether or not Peter should read the book and live forever. The children have been practising this very important skill of persuasive writing and have done really well. Next week we are moving on to a new book called River Stories.


In our topic we have been busy creating 3D models of a river's journey from Source to Mouth. 


Reading Eggs passwords are coming home tonight. These are to be used to support your child to read at home in addition to their scheme book. We ask that you try to read with your child 5 times per week. This can be on Reading eggs or an actual book.


Spellings this week are:













PE is Tuesday (swimming) and Friday (indoor).


Have a great weekend.



Happy Friday everyone!


Well we've done our first week in Y5 Rhino! It has been lovely getting to know all the children and getting back into school routines.


This term our topic is a geography topic on Rivers and next week we will be building models. We would be really grateful if you could send in some paper/newspaper and any cereal boxes or packages you have lying around. 


In English we are reading The Explorer. We will study this in Term 2 but reading this term in order for us to understand the story. So far the class are loving it!


In Maths, we are looking at place value for the next two weeks. We start here as it is the building blocks of maths and a secure knowledge in this area will help with other areas of maths.


Spellings for next week are:













There will also be homework on MyMaths linked to work in school and TTRS to practise too.

Please continue to read with your child at home as any reading really helps them in school with both reading and writing.


PE is Tuesday (swimming) and Friday. Please have appropriate kit for these sessions - this is very important for health and safety.


Have a lovely weekend!

Welcome to Rhino Class:


Welcome back. 


By now you will have met Miss Coyne and Mrs Popel and we have really enjoyed meeting you all.


Miss Coyne joined us last year to cover Mrs Hyde, who went on Maternity Leave. She will be working Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday.


Mrs Popel has been teaching in Barley Close since 2016. Her son was a little toddler when she started and is now a full of beans 8 year old and now has a 3 year old  daughter to deal with too smiley. Mrs Popel has taught in Year 5 for a few years now and really enjoys all the topics but especially The Mayans as she loves that part of the world and spent some time travelling there, many moons ago. She will be working every other Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


PE will be Swimming on Tuesday and Indoor PE on Friday.


Spellings will go out every Friday.

Reading records to be in on Monday.


Remember, to try and read with your child 5 times a week. A reading book should be coming home with them this week.


Any questions, you can find at at the door or feel free to email.

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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