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Spartan - Year 5

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Spartan Class Team

Mrs Harmer, Class Teacher (Monday to Friday)

Mrs Kirkness, Class Teacher (Wednesday to Friday)

Mrs Hogan, Class Teaching Assistant (Monday to Friday)

Mr Grainger, 1:1 Teaching Assistant (Monday to Friday)


Spartan Useful Information


  • Please hear your child read every night, then sign and date their reading record book please.
  • Please get your child to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars at home and practice their times tables 3 to 4 times a week. We will also access this in class.
  • Our Google Classroom is set up for use in school time and at home. Please only complete the work for homework under the heading 'Independent Learning/Homework. A task will be set termly. This term's homework is due in on Wednesday 7th December 2022. If you have any questions please ask a member of the Spartan team.



Our P.E lessons for Term 2 are every Tuesday (PM) and Thursday (AM).

Tues: Cross Country- wear outdoor P.E including a waterproof jacket! We WILL be outside!

Thurs: Wear indoor P.E kit for Gymnastics unless in Forest School.

All children on a Thursday need to bring School uniform to change into for the afternoon.

We will always try to give you as much notice as possible if there are any changes to this. 

Please send your child into school wearing their P.E kit for the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Forest School:

Our class Forest School sessions are every Thursday, depending on which group your child is in. Please ask if you are unsure.

Spartan Reward - As a class, Spartans chose the Gymnastics equipment for their reward time! There was a lot of laughing, smilling, rolling, bouncing, climbing, jumping and landing thankfully!

We investigated water resistance in Science this week, we dropped an object into water and timed how long it took to descend. We wanted to find out if changing the shape would affect how quickly it traveled

If God is everywhere- why go to a place of worship? That is the question we are discussing this term in our RE lessons. We started by researching places of worship in different religions and presenting our findings to the rest of the class

We made paper spinners and timed how long they took to fall to the ground.

Times Tables intervention

Spartan's Trip to Dover Museum- Wednesday 7th December 2022


To further enhance our learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Spartan class visited Dover Museum. Despite the train being a little delayed, the children enjoyed their journey to the museum, spotting local landmarks like Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Castle along the way. When we arrived at the museum, the children were shown how to make the Sutton Hoo helmet from clay. We also took part in an artefacts handling workshop where the children had the opportunity to study Anglo Saxon artefacts and discuss what they were and how they might have been used. After lunch, we were shown the famous 3600 years old Bronze Age Boat. The world's oldest known seagoing boat which was found very close to the museum twenty years ago. 

The children learnt lots and were also able to share their knowledge with the museum staff- who were very impressed! The children had a great time and all the Spartan staff were extremely proud of their behaviour and enthusiasm. 

Ukulele Club

Art - Hundertwasser Pattern and Architecture - Using Oil Pastels

Maths - Data & Measure Lesson - Investigating Standard units of measure (Metric & Imperial)

Term 1 North Africa Homework

Tristan's Project

Speaking and Listening

Researching information about African Savanna Animals

Geography and Science- using a 4-figure grid reference to locate the savanna biome in Africa

Geography - Researching Human Geographical Features in South Africa

Maths - Reading and writing the time using an analogue clockface

Geography Atlas Work - Finding regions of Africa, the equator and the tropics

Geography Atlas Work - Finding countries in Africa

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