Court Farm Primary School

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Welcome to Year 5! 

Teacher : Mrs Simmons

Teaching Assistants : Mr Osbourne (HLTA) and Miss May


 Click here to find out about the exciting things we will be doing in class this term.


This half term's topic is Walls and Barricades. The children will be learning all about famous walls from history and their impact on people's lives and the economy. As well as physically structures, the children will learn about social barriers, in particular the impact of Apartheid on the lives of  South African people. During this process they will research Nelson Mandela's human rights campaign. Click here to see the vocabulary concept map and click here for this half terms POWer Project.

The children have been busy channelling their inner Lord Sugar in our bridge making project. We looked at the history of bridges, their different designs and their uses. The children then worked in teams to design and create their bridges. They improved their designs through evaluation and had to project manage to ensure they kept costs within their strict £100 budget! The cost of the building materials was extortionate to say the least!

Art in Mathematics- Focus artist Piet Mondrian

During Maths Week- The whole school had to see how art and maths can link. Each class had a famous artist to focus on and they produced several pieces of work in their style using different mediums. We looked at the different lines, shapes and angles that were present in his artwork and saw how use of lines and ruler work could produce something very effective.

They went on to use electrical tape, felt tips and felt to make their own framed Mondrian masterpieces. They showcased these masterpieces to parents, family members and friends and sold them to raise money for school fund. They're pretty proud of themselves and so they should be! 

Thank you to all of the children for their fantastic hard work and also to parents and guardians for your continued support, we really appreciate it! :)





Diary dates

Friday 13th September:  POWer Project handed out.

Monday 14th October: School photographs

Wednesday 23rd October- Parents evening  POWer Project due in.

Thursday 24th October: Children break up for half term

Friday 25th October: Staff training (INSET DAY) 

Monday 4th November: Return to School

Tuesday 12th November- WW1 workshop (in school)

Swimming starts Tuesday 12th November - Tuesday 14th January.

Friday 22nd November- Piet Mondrian art exhibition in class. 3.05- 3.30 £3 per piece of framed artwork. 

Wednesday 11th December. POWer Project due in.

Thursday 12th December- School closed to pupils due to voting day.

Friday 20th December- Break up for Christmas holidays.

Monday 6th January 2020- Teacher training (school closed to pupils)

Tuesday 7th January 2020- Spring Term 1 begins children back to school.


Important information for parents.

  • P.E. will be every Monday and swimming is on Tuesdays from Tuesday 12th November - 14th January. Children must bring their P.E. kits in order to take part. P.E. kit consists of: white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps/trainers. They must bring a swimming costume or swimming shorts/trunks and a towel in a suitable bag. They can bring goggles and a swimming cap if they wish to do so. 
  • Spelling tests are every weekly. New spelling rules are sent home every Friday and the tests are the following Wednesday. All taught spelling rules and Year 5 and 6 common exception words will be available to practise on Spelling Shed.  
  • Times table tests will be every Thursday.. Please ensure your children work on their times tables at home.  
  • We recommend that the children read a book at least 3 times a week. This will help improve their: fluency, decoding, expression, ability to draw inference and complete comprehension questions about such texts. We also encourage children to use MyOn to read a variety of books online.

Keep reading to gain rewards in our Reading Challenge!



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