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Year 5

Dear Parents

Your children have settled back into school life very well.  We have had weekly PSHE discussions about emotional well-being, the importance of switching off devices at least an hour before going to bed, so their brains can function properly when they're are asleep.  They know that their brains are making connections when they are asleep, so they need to have a really good, restful sleep.  

Most days we watch Newsround together and discuss anything of interest, and yesterday was no exception.  During the programme, a female adult 'gamer' gave her top tips for keeping safe when gaming and she shared the fact that while there are  approximately 3 billion gamers world-wide, 2.1 billion of those are adults.  The children were very shocked by this as they imagined gaming was a world inhabited by children.  We then had quite a lengthy discussion about their gaming habits and I would politely suggest that you also have an open discussion about this and the potential problems of children making 'friends' with unknown gaming partners.  

Below are some pictures of the children enjoying an extra session of PE delivered by coaches from Pompey In the Community.  The children have had an extra PE slot delivered by the coaches for every week they've been back from the 8th March.  They have been learning about eating healthily, looking after their body and discussing the benefits of all types of exercise.  

Following those pictures are some of the children presenting their home learning activity of making a fairground ride.  Their designs were ingenious and the the way they put together everyday items from home to construct them was very imaginative.  

Please keep scrolling to the bottom of the pictures as there is more information about school uniform.

Many thanks

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter. 


Spring Learning

School Uniform

When the children return after the Easter break, they will be able to wear the summer school uniform. 

We are very proud of our distinctive school uniform and how smart the children look in it, so please ensure your child is wearing all the the correct uniform and footwear.  Many children have worn trainers or plimsole type shoes since the return on March 8th, but as all shops will be opening from 12th April, we will be expecting all children to wear the correct footwear.  

Please use the link below to remind yourself of the correct uniform and support the school by ensuring your child wear it.  

Many thanks 

Welcome to Year 5


Year 5

Dear Parents 

You are invited to our class mass for St Teresa of Avila on Friday 16th October at 2pm.  

There is form from Fr John requesting you to contact the church if you wish to 'book' a seat.  You can find it under the Letters tab.  It is important that you let the church know by Wednesday 14th.  

Many thanks


A message from Mrs Crane, the music teacher. 


Virtual choir song from Oakland’s: For whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology)


Y4, Y5 Y6


If your child is interested in learning this song (for audition) Please follow this link to practice and learn the song (via YouTube)

Dear Parents and year 5 children

Welcome to our home page.  It has been very exciting to welcome the children back to school after such a long break.  The children have made a fantastic start to the year and seem eager and keen to learn.  

The expectations of year 5 have been explained to all pupils very clearly and they are beginning to appreciate that they are jointly responsible, along with the staff, for their own learning.  We have spoken about the importance of having a positive mindset and that they have to be pro-active learners.  It doesn't matter if we make mistakes along the way, but we must learn from them.  

I will be putting a class photo up soon.  

Best wishes 

Year 5 team (Mr Turish, Mrs McKnight, Mrs Dreelan, Mrs Wallace)