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Times Tables and Spelling Games

wc 25th September 2017

Well last week (wc 18.09.17) was very productive and successful! We continued working on our Matilda project in English and demonstrated our artistic ability by drawing a setting from some audio description! We also extended our vocabulary by using our senses to help us.

We have worked really hard in maths on our place value and becoming much more confident with decimal numbers.

On Thursday we exhibited our cheesiest grins for our school photos, and had our first lesson of PE with Lingfield College.


Coming up this week, we continue on our final week of Matilda, describing settings in a narrative style, before we move on to our debating skills!

In maths, we will be building on our place value knowledge by moving on to addition and subtraction.

We also have our first trip back to the Ashdown Forest on Friday, so please ensure you are dressed appropriately and equipped with a waterproof coat, durable and comfortable footwear as well as a lunch.


I have been really impressed at the amount of reading being completed and recorded in the homework diaries, and the homework that is starting to come in. Well done!

As a helpful tool, I have attached a document which gives ideas of ways to learn spellings and times tables. If your want to jazz up your practising at home, take a look!


Miss Newns

Autumn Homework

wc 18th September 2017


It has been a fantastic couple of weeks so far, with pieces of homework flying in and reading diaries chocka block with reading! We have also had 100% attendance so far too! Keep it up Diamond class!

Last week we enjoyed Roald Dahl day and spent time creating a new character for The BFG and designing a new sweet for Mr Wonka to put in to production!

We have been working really hard and persevering with our maths place value and exploring the rainforest for our topic.


This week we continue with place value in maths, working on decimal numbers. We are also continuing with our English work on Matilda as part of our Roald Dahl project.

The children will be having Lingfield staff in on Friday to start their PE sessions, so please ensure your child has their full PE kit.

We are also working on our spelling bee words which are:







Finally, please find below the homework sheet for this term, with details on the document for what to complete. Feel free to email me via the school website any homework that is unable to be handed in as a hard copy. The whole school project will be updated shortly and a hard copy of the homework sheet will be handed out.

Welcome Letter

wc 4th September 2017


Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and exciting 6 week summer.

I always look forward to the beginning of term as I love getting to know new children and discovering their talents and interests! I hope to have a great year with the new Year 5’s and I am sure they will approach their learning with a positive and determined attitude. Miss Carter has told me lots of wonderful things about you all, so I hope you live up to your great reputation!


It always helps your child’s learning if they are equipped with the right resources.

Please can you ensure you child is in the correct uniform with sensible shoes and long hair tied back. The children will need full PE for their sessions on Mondays and Fridays. Any earrings need to be removed for PE so please ensure your child can do this independently. In order for them to complete their work in class, please ensure your child has a few handwriting pens, pencil, ruler, glue, whiteboard pen and a sharpener. One pencil case can be used to hold these items on their desks, if you hild wants to bring colouring pens or pencils, these can be stored in a separate case in their tray or bag. This saves space on the working area. All these items NEED to be named to help reduce lost property.


In time, you will receive a homework sheet, which the children can work through and I have English, and Maths sheets in class should they wish to complete these too. It is essential that the children practise their times tables regularly and rehearse their spellings, which are handed out on Mondays and tested on Fridays.


If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the website or pop in after school to see me and I’d be happy to help!

Miss Newns

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