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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.


PE is on Monday and Thursday mornings plus Friday afternoon.

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.


PE kits will then stay at school. Children are welcome to go home in their PE kits on Friday.


  • Link in homework section to help with maths

  • Look out for homework wallets with books for the Topic homework coming home this week

Christian Values

Our Christian value this term is Generosity.

Upcoming Dates

27.09.18 Open Morning

02.10.18 Individual & sibling school photographs

17.10.18 Target evening, 17:00 to 19:30

18.10.18 Target evening, 17:00 to 19:30

22.10.18 Half Term


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Week Commencing 24th September 2018 


This week we start looking at persuasive writing, in particular what makes powerful and persuasive speeches.


Our SPaG focus for this week is "subordinating conjunctions".  Whilst many people will be confused by them, we all use subordinating conjunctions in everyday speech...


Guided Reading

We will be looking at a silent movie to start exploring and understanding inference.



We will review the Fortnightly maths test as well as the last homework before the booklets are handed back out in time for our new module "Addition and Subtraction".


Times Tables: Children are expected to practise their times-tables every night. Children not in the Olympic Challenge will need to focus on x2, x4 and x8 ahead of Friday's test.



Following on from the NHM trip, we will be looking at earthquake-proof buildings!



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

  • the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the sun,
  • the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth,
  • using this information to explain day and night and why the sun appears to move across the sky.

Homework and Spellings

Maths homework

The next homework (Unit 2) will be handed out 24/09/2018, ready for handing in 01/10/18.

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


Spellings homework 

Week beginning 24th September:


  1. official
  2. special
  3. artificial
  4. partial
  5. confidential
  6. essential

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.


Topic Homework

Is available from this page and at least one piece from it is due 29th October. Homework books will be issued this week.


Stars of the Week

Illy: Increased focus and contribution in class.

Rosie: Massive enthusiasm and excellent attitude to learning.


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