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Sayers Croft July 2016

Monday 4th July


Thank you all for your support last week. The children had a fantastic time at the show and were brilliant in their roles, huge congratulations to them all. We finally managed to complete Sports Day which was also a big success, thank you if you were able to come along and support the children. 

This week, we continue with our Rivers topic and link Literacy to this. We will be studying 'The Wind in the Willows' with a focus on descriptive writing and characterisation. 

In Maths, we revisit time and once confident, the children will be working on riddles, puzzles and problems relating to time.

I hope to see many of you on Monday morning for a quick information session about our upcoming trip to Sayers Croft. 


Best wishes,

Mrs Pollard


Monday 27th June

This week is an exciting week for the juniors with all our hard work and practice for the show coming together for the big performance on Wednesday. Many of the children will be at the theatre Monday and Tuesday morning to rehearse (you will already have received a letter about this if your child is involved). We will then all be at the theatre for the day on Wednesday, please remember pick up is from Chequer Mead at 3.15 Wednesday. Hopefully you all have your tickets for the evening performance. 

Alongside the show rehearsals, we have moved on with our Water topic and have been looking at rivers. Literacy has been linked to this and the children have been using the power of imagery to write river poetry. We will continue with this throughout the week. In Maths we have been looking at shape, area, perimeter and volume. This will also continue during this week.

We hope to see you all on Friday for our final attempt at Sports Day- fingers crossed for a nice day! Remember, juniors will take place in the morning beginning at 10.30.

Best wishes,

Mrs Pollard


A visit from some Goslings!

Monday 25th April


We had a busy week last week with another trip to Oxted school which was enjoyed by all. This week, we are looking at non chronological reports in Literacy. For weekend homework, I have asked the children to do some research on a topic of their choice that they could write a report on. 

In Maths, we return to looking at multiplication and division. We will continue with both written and mental methods, and will use these to solve puzzles and problems.

Our topic this half term is Water. We will be looking at different uses of water, how to save water and the water cycle. Look out for a letter home this week outlining a trip to Bough Beech reservoir as part of this topic.


Best wishes,

Mrs Pollard




Oxted Science Fair

Monday 29th February


This week in Literacy we are continuing our work with the short film 'The Piano'. The children will write their own version of the narrative to go along with the film focusing on the use of complex sentences. In Maths, we move on division and solving problems using a written method.

We have a fairtrade workshop from students at Imberhorne school on Tuesday afternoon and on Thursday it is World Book Day. If the children would like to bring in their favourite book to share with their classmates on Thursday, this would be a lovely way to celebrate the day.

Have a great week.

Best wishes,

Mrs M Pollard

Spellings 29th February

Monday 22nd February


Welcome back for a new half term, I hope that you have all had a great week.

This week we continue with our WW2 topic and will look at the use of propaganda. We will also be creating some Blitz skylines in Art.

In Maths, we come back to look at multiplication and this will include mental and written methods, keep practising all times tables! In Literacy, we will be using a short film called 'The Piano' to stimulate ideas for writing. We will have a focus of varying sentence types  and will explore simple, compound and complex sentences.

Have a good week.


Best wishes,

Mrs M Pollard.

Spellings 22nd February

Science week 


Next week is Science week and the theme for Year 5  is Earth and Space. It just so happens that on Wednesday 10th February, Sackville Observatory have their next open evening from 7-9pm. They have a 200mm reflecting telescope which will enable the children to bring our topic to life (if it's a clear evening!) 


I have contacted Sackville and they have advised that children and parents from Dormansland are welcome to attend this. Their school show is also on next week so parking could be tricky, but the suggestion is to park down the road. 

If, due to the weather, the opening is cancelled, i will let you know.


Thank you,

Mrs Pollard

Tuesday 2nd February


This week is our final week looking at Goodnight Mister Tom. The children will be writing their own chapter to go with the story which will include a character they created last week.

In Maths, we move onto shape and are learning about finding the area and perimeter of shapes.

Our trip to Kent Life is on Wednesday and it looks like it will be dry. The children have all been telling me about their outfits and we have made gas masks, ration books and ID cards in class to add to these.

Look out for some photos from the day at the end of the week!

Best wishes,

Mrs Pollard

Spellings 1st February

Some WW2 items brought in by Nathan, Sophia and Matilda for us all to look at.


Monday 25th January


This week we continue to work on characterisation in Literacy using Goodnight Mister Tom as our stimulus. Children will be creating their own characters and using a range of descriptive devices to write character profiles.

In Maths, we will be working on finding missing numbers in puzzles and problems linked our work in addition and subtraction last week.

Our WW2 topic continues and we will begin learning about the Blitz. We have already made our own gas masks so will have some practice air raids this week also!


Have a good week.

Many thanks,


Mrs Pollard

Spellings 25th January

Monday 18th January


I hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed the snow that arrived yesterday!

This week we will continue with our WW2 topic and will be looking at evacuation in more detail. We will be linking our Literacy to this and begin reading the story Goodnight Mister Tom. We will be studying the key characters and learning how to make careful word choices when describing them in detail.

In Maths, we re-visit addition and subtraction. We will be ensuring that the written methods we use are correct and testing our strategies when solving problems and puzzles.

Have a good week. Many thanks.

Mrs Pollard



Spellings 18th January

Monday 11th January 2016 


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and Happy New Year to you all.


This term in Year 5, we begin our WW2 topic which has already sparked a lot of interest and discussion among the children. We will be linking this topic to our Literacy this week and will be writing some newspaper reports based on local area news during WW2. 

In Maths, we are re-visiting place value and in particular decimal numbers, to include some problem solving which will be a big focus for us throughout this term.


You should have received a letter on Friday detailing our trip for this half term which is on 3rd February. Please send in the permission slip with payment as soon as you can. If any of you are able to help us on the trip, please let Mrs Lowe know in the office.


There is a link below to the Year 5 Spring term letter which gives some more details about the term ahead, along with a link to the term's topic web.


Many thanks and have a good week.


Mrs M Pollard.

Spellings 11th January 2016

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What amazing Rainforests created for Home Learning!

Spellings 16th November

The Year 5 Haka!

Still image for this video

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Monday 28th September


This week in Year 5, we continue our Rainforest topic and begin to link it to our Literacy work also. We will be debating whether deforestation is a good or a bad thing. We have started to design and make tribal masks in Art and will also be thinking about making rainsticks next week. If you could please send in any kitchen roll or wrapping paper tubes for us to use for this project that would be great.

In Maths, we start looking at number puzzles and in particular, missing numbers in calculations. The last two week's work on addition and subtraction will be put to the test whilst doing these!


Have a good week.

Best wishes,

Mrs M Pollard


Spellings Monday 28th September

Spellings homework 14th Sep 2015

Welcome to Diamond Class! (Year 5)


Dear Year 5 children and parents,


Welcome to the new school year!

Please come and visit our page to see what we've been learning in class and also for any information you need to know relating to the class.

I will try and update the page as often as I can.

Below is a link to a letter introducing you to Year 5. There is some key information that you need to know as well as a Learning map to make you aware of this term's topics.


Many thanks,


Mrs M Pollard 

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