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Week Ending 22nd June 2018

Well, that was a pretty special week, 5DM! From famous cricketers to science to quizzes to art! You have all been so focused, worked hard and been motivated in everything you have done. SUPER! Just a few reminders:




We’re going to have such an amazing week! It's CREATIVE WEEK based on the famous Beano characters!

We can't wait!!

Mrs D and Mrs M x


Week Ending 15th June 2018


Wow! 5DM what an incredible start you’ve had to the second part of the summer term. We’re so impressed with your focus, resilience and contributions during all subjects. We’ve been particularly impressed with your deepening understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as, your fabulous narrative writing. We can’t wait to read your Independent Writes based on the RUIN short film.

This half term is busy and brilliant….Here are the diary dates:

15/06/2018 – Year 6 fair

15/06/2018 – YR2 residential to Wollaton Park Camp

19/06/2018 – Years 3&4 Sports day 1.30-3.15pm

22/06/2018 – Year 1 assembly to parents

22/06/2018 – JGA Midsummer Madness 6pm-8pm

27/06/2018 – Instrumental concert

02/07/2018 – YR 6 West Bridgford Ice breaker 4-6.30pm West Bridgford school

04/07/2018 – FS2, YR 1 & YR 2 Sports day 1.30-3.15pm

04/07/2018 – YR6 West Bridgford School visit

05/07/2018 – YR6 West Bridgford School visit

06/07/2018 – Yrs 5 & 6 Sports day 1.30pm

09/07/2018 – INSET day


18/07/2018 – YR 6 performance to school

19/07/2018 – YR 6 performances to parents 1.30pm & 7pm

You have earned a TREAT afternoon too…..So we will let you know when it is very soon.

Work hard, be kind.

Mrs D and Mrs M




Week commencing 21st May 2018

Well, we are fast approaching the end of another fantastic half term. 5DM have made superb progress in so many ways and have taken part in a huge variety of learning opportunities. We finish this week off with some open-ended problem solving maths and a piece of independent, creative writing...... This should allow the children to take ownership of their learning as they decide the methods, strategies and content of their work.

We hope that everyone has a well deserved break and returns to school ready for our final half term together in Year 5!

N.B. Mathletics will not be set over the holidays but children can practise their spellings and keep up with regular reading.

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Week commencing 14th May 2018

What a fabulous week of learning we had last week! In maths, 5DM studied metric and imperial measures  - learning how to convert between the two and how to use these measurements when solving problems. The class tell me that they had a great time on Friday working out how much snow would fill our classroom, linked to their learning in Volume and Capacity - let's just hope the SNOW stays away until next winter now!

In English, we have been learning how to write a balanced argument and the children started their research based on the debate: Do the Vikings deserve their violent reputation? This week, they will use the research to write up an accurate and effective balanced argument - we are looking forward to seeing who's FOR and who's AGAINST.

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5DM had a fabulous arty afternoon last week, sketching and gathering ideas ready for painting on the theme of 'The British Garden in summer'....

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Our History focus this week is: Vikings - where did they settle? We study local place names/maps to make links between names and Viking settlements - What does Derby mean in Nordic?

Week commencing 7th May 2018

We hope everyone had a super, sunny bank holiday weekend. It was great to hear the children talking about days out and BBQs! It seems almost unbelievable that we were sooo wrapped up on our trip to Perlethorpe last week! We had a brilliant day out, understanding the Viking ways of life. The children spent time in a Viking longhouse - making flour, jewellery and playing a game with shields. We also had great fun 'den building' and thinking about the set up of Viking settlements.