Weekly Spellings Autumn 1 Weeks 2 & 3

Spellings - Orchard Junior School

A welcome return for weekly spellings! We all need to practice our spellings every week and improve our accuracy, so we will be using a list of 10 or 15 weekly words, staring this week!

We will be focusing on the Year 5 / 6 list of recommended words, that are a step up from the Year 3 / 4 lists, from previous years…

Every WEDNESDAY, we will test the previous weeks’ Spellings List (expecting everyone to score over 3/4 accurately) and will post a NEW list of 15 words that will be tested in your Spellings & Handwriting weekly lesson (so will depend on each class’s different routines).

That will give you over a week to learn them… Good luck and keep practicing!

Here is the complete Year 5 / 6 Spellings list to use:

The words below will be tested in Week 3 (Wednesday 22nd September):



Welcome to Year 5!

Year 5 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

Just a quick and welcome message to all new Year 5 Parents / Carers and pupils!

Welcome back to Heaver’s Farm and welcome to starting Year 5: we are now operating under far less ‘Covid Restrictions’, and are looking forward to a wonderful, smooth year; after much turbulence previously…

Please could we encourage all parents (and pupils, if they wish) to REGISTER to this blog – scroll down to the FOLLOW BLOG section in the right hand column and use a favoured email to register. The blog will send you an email of notification, whenever a new POST is added. We will be adding some of the following information, regularly:

WEEKLY SPELLINGS (around 10/15 spellings per week, from the key Year 5 & 6 lists)

UPDATES and INFORMATION / DATES (where useful, and solely for Year 5)

Half-termly PRESENTATIONS (where we share the work completed by pupils in both classes)

Possible use to share LESSONS and GUIDED WORK (should more ‘isolations’ be needed by some pupils…)


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DAY TIMINGS – timings for the start and finish of school have changed – doors open at 8:40am, register is at 8:45am and lateness are recorded precisely at 8:50am. School ends for Year 5 at 3:05pm everyday.

PE Kit | Kilmaurs PS – Primary 3

P.E. DAYS & UNIFORM – P.E. days are on – TANZANITE = Tues. / Thurs., CORAL = Wed. / Thurs. & SAPPHIRE = Tues. / Thurs. A small reminder that children are expected to come to school wearing their P.E. kit and continue to wear items throughout the day. Also, that our uniform policy requires a HOUSE t-shirt to be worn, featuring the correct House Colour, on relevant days. Here is the school uniform information:

PE KIT for all year groups

  • Selsdon Tracksuit or Royal blue jogging bottoms (Navy or Black are also acceptable as long as they are plain);
  • Selsdon House T shirt;
  • Trainers/plimsolls;
  • Water bottle.

Sports clothing with large logos and/or slogans may not be worn.

Old/cheap trainers are best for work on the field (they will get muddy so please don’t send in expensive ones!)

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AND JUST A SMALL ISSUE… Morning break snacks are still very much permitted (and encouraged!). However, please could we remind that these should be healthy snacks (fruit and veg are excellent choices) and be brought to school in containers and carefully, securely bagged.

Thank you to all parents / carers for their patience, support and ongoing interest since our return; and for your adaptability and push to support our Year 5 staff so far. It has been a joy to return close to ‘normality’ so far… thank you for all your help!

The Year 5 Staff

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R.S.E Lessons beginning in Summer 2

Dear parents / carers,

You will have seen our email and text reminders last week; regarding R.S.E lessons (or “Relationshops and Sex Education”) beginning in Week 1 of the Summer Term 2.

These are an essential part of the Government’s nationwide National Primary Curriculum and a vital section of both Science and P.S.H.E. learning. The topics covered in Year 5 are centred around Puberty and Menstruation and their corresponding physical & emotional changes, Relationships, Personal Hygiene and Support Networks.

As stated in the email, we will be teaching a range of lessons this half-term concerning this area and will be posting the resources and visual aids to be used in class, on the Year 5 Blog; by way of informing parents and carers of the content and themes being discussed and studied. We hope this may help many at home; to support their children’s understanding surrounding these areas.

Here are the materials for this week’s lesson:

Finally, a reminder that during our lessons, teachers will aim to answer appropriate questions that arise from the children honestly and with detail appropriate to the age and needs of the children.

We fully recognise and support that parents play a vital part in their child’s R.S.E., and we would like to encourage you to explore these questions / topics with your child at home as well. If further advice or support is required, please do not hesitate to send an email to the Year 5 Email address: year5@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk

Kindest regards,

The Year 5 Team