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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!


My name is Mr. Maury (pronounced more-ree) and I'm excited to be the new Year 5 teacher at White Waltham. Miss Horrocks and Mrs WG will also be providing support in the class.


Timetabled PE lessons are now just on Monday and Thursday mornings.

Please could the children come to school in their PE kits on Monday and bring their school uniform too for them to change into afterwards.


Children are welcome to go home in their PE kits on PE/sports days.

Christian Values

Our Christian value this term is Compassion.


  • It's the Year 6 take-over day on Friday...

    • They will be running the classrooms up until lunchtime (teachers will still be in the classrooms of course!).
    • After lunch it will be as per the new timetable with children not leaving at 13:00 taking part in the adult run afternoon activities.
    • Because of this, times tables and spellings test will be on Friday; the fortnightly maths test will be on Thursday.
    • Y6 will be judging the first (class) round of the Eisteddfod poetry competition...
  • Eisteddfod Poems:
    • ALL children participate.
    • There is no 'theme' for the competition - the poems should be ones the children enjoy reading and performing.
    • There is no need for the first round to memorise the poem.
    • No props!
    • It is up to the children to find poems for this competition but the following two links may provide inspiration...

Upcoming Dates


Year 6 take-over day


Eisteddfod Poems class round


Christmas Fayre (Sunday)


Start of revision & testing week




Christmas Unwrapped at St Mary's Church, Maidenhead


Gym Showcase


PTA Christmas shopping


Christmas Jumper and party day!


Christmas Carol Service at Church, school ends at 2pm


Click for the School Calendar

Week Commencing 19th November 2018 


Letter writing: formal and informal - this week, finishing informal letters.


SPaG: semi-colons

The first sentence makes sense by itself; so does the second one.



Perimeter and Area - this week, area.


Times Tables: Children are expected to practise their times-tables every night.

A fun, free, tablet-friendly website for practising times tables can be found here:



This term, the children are learning about Forces and will learn things such as:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect



Expressing faith through the arts.



Investigating "Human Conflict" by studying World War 1 and, later, comparing it with a more modern conflict (the Vietnam War).



Homework and Spellings

Maths homework

Homework for Unit 5 (Multiplication & Division) module is due Monday 19th, please encourage children to use the RUCSAC method and to show their calculations.

The last maths homework for the term (Perimeter) will be set on the 26th.


Bootcamp times tables are x7 & x9


The following website has lots of useful maths information for parents and children alike:


Spellings homework 

Week beginning 19/11/18

  1. forcible

  2. dependable

  3. comfortable

  4. enjoyable

  5. horrible

  6. horribly

Please practise daily - ask them about some of the spellings tips and activities they have been learning at school!


Reading for Pleasure

Please ensure that reading is taking place daily. It is vitally important for your children to read.  

If they would like to qualify for a reading badge, they will need to read four times a week for the entire term.  I will only know if they have completed this task if you sign their partnership books. The 'LF' stamp in their planner indicates that they've met the criterion for the week.


The following website may be a source of inspiration:



Stars of the Week

Aimee: For catching up with the work she missed the day she was ill and for being super-focussed for the days she was at school!

Enzo: 100% in spelling test with neat cursive handwriting.


Class Dojo


Some of the things we've been upto...

Some of the things we've been upto... 1 Independent learners!
Some of the things we've been upto... 2 Mystery Reader - thank-you!
Some of the things we've been upto... 3 Science: Forces - the Galileo experiment...
Some of the things we've been upto... 4 Maths: Perimeter
Some of the things we've been upto... 5 English: Letters from the trenches...
Some of the things we've been upto... 6 PE: Gym (balance)