Welcome to Hamptworth class

Year 5

Teachers: Miss Alice Bignell and Mrs Cathryn Malmberg

TAs: Mrs Sue Wheeler-Osman, Mrs Emma Coleman and Miss Laura Zanetti


Hamptworth Class proudly sponsors the Snow Leopards of the Himalayas!

We are certified Snow Leopard protectors. We are helping to prevent population decline as well as the destruction of their habitats and food sources. 

Term 3: Mission to Space!

This term's curriculum letter - feel free to download this for your own records. 



End of Year 5 Expectations; Parent Leaflet - Year 5.pdf

Please remind yourselves of our home learning expectations below! 

Home-learning expectations:

Reading - All Year 5 children are expected to read their own choice of book independently (and regularly to an adult) a minimum of three times each week.  Most children choose to read daily! Copies of 'First News' are available in school to borrow and via First News iHub.  We also encourage membership of the local libraries and use of the school library.

They should record the pages read in the homework diary and get an adult to sign/vouch for each week.  

Children will be assigned a Guided Reading book which they will need to read a portion of each week and answer comprehension questions which will then be discussed the week after. Their Guided Reading activities are stored in a named plastic folder. 

Organisation - All Year 5 children are expected to have their green 'Reading, Spelling and Homework Diary' in class daily.  We recommend they use a document folder to help with organisation. Pencil cases and personal stationary items are allowed in class on Fridays only but should stay at home for the rest of the week. 'Squishies' are permitted on Friday afternoons provided they are suitable - no balls are permitted in the classroom no matter how 'squishy' due to the presence of the fish tank.  

Please note that any personal items of monetary or emotional value must be checked in at the office if for any reason they must be at school. 

PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons. Kit should be washed at least once a week. It is ideal if the children have two pairs of socks so they do not have to re-use the same pair of socks for both lessons. 

Children should expect timetable changes, extra practice sessions and clubs – so should HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY.  Each Monday make sure your child has the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead. Children that do not have the correct kit will receive a tally and this will be carefully monitored in case of 'repeat offenders.' Spare kit is very limited. 

Mouth guards should be regularly brushed with a toothbrush and toothpaste to remove any built-up debris, before rinsing in hot water. The case should also be cleaned regularly. 


Homework This Week!

Homework set Thursday 29th March for Monday 16th April 

I would like everyone to go and spend some quality time with their family this Easter holiday and complete a fun activity with either family members or friends. I would like a short film 'snapshot' or photographic proof of this happy moment. 

I would then like you to research and identify all the different forces that were acting during your activity (eg. dancing at a party - your legs provide upthrust against gravity.) 

This work should be presented as informational writing or as an informative poster with diagrams explaining the forces.

Good luck and have a lovely break! 


Spelling Suitcases: To be confirmed by C. Malmberg. 

Times Tables: 3's, 6's and 9's. 

Read to an adult at least three times a week! 


Guided Reading:

Sharks: For Monday - 'Kensuke's Kingdom'  

Stingrays - For Wednesday - 'Artemis Fowl'  

Bettas: For Thursday - Read 'The Wreck Of Zanzibar'  

Arowanas: For Friday -  Read 'The Butterfly Lion'

(Answer in your blue books) 


We are taking part in the Primary Scratch Jam 2018 at Trafalgar School!

Further details: https://sites.google.com/trafalgar.wilts.sch.uk/scratchjam2017/home 


WHAT: Create something on Scratch that shows off your creativity and coding skills.

There are no rules other than that your creation must include each of the four areas of coding; variables, input/output, loops and decisions. 


We will be having our first 'heats' in March but this is an excellent opportunity for your child to start designing and experimenting with different builds. 


#CodeWar2018   #PrimaryScratchJam2018


A note on homework: Please ensure your child has A4 lined paper and a suitable blue pen to write their homework with in accordance with school policy. Typed homework is perfectly acceptable provided it is organic (ie, not copied and pasted) The expectation of the standard of homework is the same as that at school.


This Term; Important Dates and Events!