PANTASTIC Year 5 and 6 production tickets must be ordered by first thing Mon 9th July.  

Information for weekend of final preparation 6th July from Miss M

LEARN THE SONGS - Pantastic Songs Booklet.docx

This year, Year 5 are providing the chorus line for our new production 'Pantastic' the story of Peter Pan. 

COSTUMES - PLEASE HAVE THE BASICS IN SCHOOL MONDAY - so that Miss M can jazz you up and help finalise bits needed :) 

Year 5 start the play in their ‘dream job’ costumes – ballerinas, racing car drivers, WHATEVER!  We have several dr/scientist outfits at school.  THIS IS ONLY FOR ONE SONG SO DON’T GO TO TOO MUCH EFFORT – choreography

Then Year 5 change into school sports day t-shirts and their normal grey school shorts/trousers or girls may wish to wear plain dark leggings.  AGAIN FOR ONE SONG - choreography

Then Year 5 become their Neverland character for the rest of the play – this is either pirate/lost boy/fairy or native

Pirates – we have lots of ‘weapons’ but any additional piratey replica weapons would be appreciated.  Wear shorts/cut off trousers, maybe an old plain adult’s t-shirt cut off.  We have lots of sashes – if in doubt tie a ladies scarf round waist etc.  Any hats welcome.  WE HAVE BITS AND PIECES IN SCHOOL TO JAZZ UP PLAIN COSTUMES

Lost boys – basically lots of PJ’s and onsies – any animal prints and furs – any ‘wild’ looking clothes as these children have been lost!  HOWEVER – they have style and like to jazz up their outfits with top hats and funky waistcoats.   WE HAVE BITS AND PIECES IN SCHOOL TO JAZZ UP PLAIN COSTUMES AND A SURPRISING AMOUNT OF ANIMAL BITS IF YOU CAN TOLERATE THE HEAT!

Natives – we are doing a cross native American theme  with a bit of inuit (eskimo); Hawaiian; ‘Red Indian’ – anything that is respectful and appropriate.  The idea is that these are the natives of the island – browns, blacks and dark colours.  Old adult t-shirt long enough to become a tunic WE HAVE BITS AND PIECES IN SCHOOL TO HELP.  I’ve suggested braided headbands, bits of feathers etc.

Fairies – we have a few sets of fairy wings and bits of tutu but we’ve asked the girls to borrow and see what they can find.

PLEASE HAVE THE BASICS IN SCHOOL MONDAY - so that Miss M can jazz you up and help finalise bits needed :) 

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 5 - Forceful Fairgrounds! 

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


Copy of Annual project letter


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. The children have two dark blue books for both home learning (large) and guided reading (small).  We recommend they also use a document folder or suitable book bag to help with organisation.

Classroom - All children should have a clean water bottle in school. It is preferable that children have a reusable, washable water bottle.

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!

For Half Term, please ensure you are up to date with all of the homework that has been set recently. These are your non-negotiable deadlines: 

Your Guided Reading questions which are outlined below in orange. 

Thursday 7th June: Miss Morland's Arithmetic Test 5

Tuesday 12th June: Mrs Malmberg's Spellings (Minimum one suitcase including mistakes from previous assessment) 

And... The History Project which is due 11th June. 

Children who have not done their homework will have to complete it during break or lunch time on the day that it was due in the form of Homework Club. A minimum 7 days is given to complete any and all homework. 



Spelling Suitcases: One suitcase every week, plus corrections. 

Read to an adult at least three times a week! 

A note on homework: Please ensure your child has 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.


Guided Reading:

Arowanas: Mondays, 5th set of questions for Kensuke's Kingdom.

Stingrays: Wednesdays, 4th set of questions for The Butterfly Lion 

Bettas: Thursdays, 3rd set of questions for The Firework Maker's Daughter. 

Sharks: Fridays, 2nd set of questions for Stig of the Dump.


If your child shares a book at the moment it is their duty to ensure they have either passed on the book at a suitable time during the week, OR have a photocopy of the relevant pages. I will very happily do this for them or an available prefect.  It is the responsibility of the child to ensure they have what they need in this case. There will be additional books available after half term due to ongoing library improvements. 


FAQ: Miss Morland's 15 min Arithmetic Challenge for every Thursday. 

(NB: It is not an expectation that the children are able to complete this work. It is the beginning of Year 6 and SATs preparation as we come into the summer term. They must have a minimum 15 minute go at it.) 
If you are not in on a Thursday for whatever reason the Arithmetic Test for the week is always pinned up on our Maths Working Wall. 


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

Further details: 


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



This Term; Important Dates and Events!