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


Sensational Me! 

What fantastic Sensational Summer projects our class have produced following the optional holiday home learning task - they really are sensational!

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.  

Guided reading, 'Topic', English, Maths - see section below for weekly expectations. 

Presentation skills - are very important and all home-learning writing should try to be neat and presented well enough to go straight into their curriculum book. Please try to keep the size of projects/research to A3/A4 so they can fit into the child’s book.   Typing instead of writing is fine but please make sure the child does not cut and paste huge chunks of text from the internet – we’d rather see less and make it the child’s own work.  The children will be encouraged to develop their skills in Word and Publisher this year

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. 

PE will usually be Monday and Thursday afternoons but IN TERM 1 ONLY - it will be Thursday at the recreation ground doing Football and Tri Golf and Friday doing Netball with Mrs Hayward at school.  

Children should expect timetable changes, extra practise sessions and clubs – so HAVE PE KIT IN SCHOOL DAILY.  Each Monday make sure your have the correct kit (shin pads etc) for the week ahead.

The following was updated on 08/09/2017 (Remember to read this purple section every week!) 

This term's curriculum letter: 

Class termly curriculum letter Hamptworth 1 2017.pptx

A recap of the school SRE curriculum overview and vocabulary.docx


Homework set Friday 22nd September to be handed in Friday 29th September:

Research the life cycle of an exciting bird. Create a fact sheet or poster documenting facts such as where it's from, its habitat, how many eggs it lays, where it lays them, how it attracts a mate, and its different stages of growth as it progresses to an adult bird from a hatchling.