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Year 5 -Dumbledore

Dumbledore Class 2023-2024


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In Dumbledore Class we have lots of fun and laughter! On this page you will find our class news and lots of interesting pictures showing you what we have done.


For additional information on what happens in Year 5, please feel free to come and speak to either Miss Roman, Mrs Southen or Miss Jones on the playground :)!

Important information about us!

Teacher: Miss Roman

LSP: Mrs Southen and Ms Ola



Additional Important Information:

In Year 5, our school day begins at 8:40am and finishes at 3:00pm.

 Children can bring a named water bottle which needs to contain only water or squash.

Children can bring a small healthy snack with them to school to eat at break time such as: fruit or raisins.

On Tuesday and Thursday the children can order a piece of toast as a break time snack for 20p

Your child will also be given a reading book specific to their reading level. We would like the children to read as much as they can at home and record this in their reading record. 


PE Days:

Every Monday and Wednesday




All weekly homework will be related to the children's learning from the week. This will include English, Maths and Spelling homework. 
All homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Friday.

Each half term, the children will also receive a homework grid of curriculum based activities. They must complete a minimum of three activities from the grid and bring them into school. We are looking forward to seeing your creativity! 


Reading Challenge:

We are holding a reading challenge again this year! Every time you read, write it in your reading record. For every comment, you will earn a point. When you reach 45 points, you will be awarded the Bronze Level; when you reach 90 points, you will be awarded Silver Level and for 135 points, you be awarded Gold Level!
There is also a Platinum level when you read over 50 books! 

Good Luck Dumbledore Class! 



Mathletics, Spelling Shed, TTRS and Purple Mash:

Children can access these websites from home. Each child has an individual username and password. Mathletics is an excellent resource which allows children to practise their mathematical skills. Times Table Rock Stars encourages recall of times tables and Spelling Shed will help the children with their weekly spellings!


Our School Council Members: Haroon and Kurat


Our Playground Leaders:



Our Eco-Council Member: Iyla





Caring and Kindness Award



A huge congratulations to these children in our class who have achieved the 'Caring and Kindness' award for how they treat other children all of the time whilst being at school.

It is an amazing achievement to have earned this award; you should be really proud of yourselves!




Musician of the Month - 

A huge congratulations to these children in our class who have achieved the 'Musician of the Month' award for their amazing contributions to music around the school!

It is an amazing achievement to have earned this award; you should be really proud of yourselves!







Behaviour Champion Trip

On Friday 22nd March, our Silver Behaviour Champions went to Haden Hill Park to celebrate their wonderful behaviour throughout the year so far. We all had lots of fun playing with our friends at the park. Well done everyone; keep up with the super behaviour and all of your hard work. 



DT - Greek salad

In DT in Spring term we have learnt all about the Greeks. We explored the Greek Gods who lived at the top of Mount Olympus, what food the Greeks ate and used this knowledge to design and make our own Greek salad. Well done year 5, you really immersed yourself in your learning

Easter Egg Hunt


On Thursday 21st March, we celebrated Easter!

We made fantastic Easter cards and took part in an Easter Egg Hunt!

We then took home some delicious treats from the Easter Bunny!

Enjoy your Easter holidays Dumbledore Class; you definitely deserve it after all your hard work!





World Syndrome Day

On Thursday 21st March, we came to school in our odd socks to celebrate World Syndrome Day. It is a day to raise awareness and acceptance and for everyone at school to join together to celebrate this!

We have also planted sunflower seeds which we are hoping will grow into beautiful sunflowers!

Our school will then plant them in the garden to continue to celebrate this wonderful day!

Well done for showing your support Dumbledore!



Mother's Day

On Friday 8th March, we also made cards to celebrate Mother's Day!



World Book Day

On Friday 8th March, we celebrated World Book Day.  The children dressed as a book character or in their own clothes. 

We made masks of our favourite books!



British Science Week


During British Science Week, we focused on the key question:

How can we make our playground more environmentally friendly? 

We researched how to turn our playground into a nature reserve and even designed our own playground!

Super work!

Our sustainable playground

Mad Hair Day


Today, the children took part in Mad Hair Day.  This idea was thought of by the School Council, to raise funds to buy playground equipment for use at play time and dinner time.  We had some fabulous hairstyles!



Chinese New Year


On Thursday 8th February, we completed some activities to celebrate Chinese New Year. We learnt all about Chinese New Year and the common traditions that people follow to celebrate it. Super work!



Safer Internet Day


On Tuesday 6th February, we took part in a range of activities to raise our awareness of the event 'Safer Internet Day'. We had some very important discussions and we have learnt lots of information about how to stay safe online. Well done everyone!



Children's Mental Health Week


We have been celebrating Children's Mental Health Week this week. Each morning, we have completed different activities to support our mental health. We have completed a mental health action plan, identified the positive things about ourselves and thought about our proud moments. 



National Storytelling Week


On Thursday 1st February, some of our parents came into school to celebrate National Storytelling Week. 

We spent the session reading a few chapters from our class read 'Cosmic'. We then completed a range of comprehension questions on the chapters we had read!

A wonderful afternoon of reading Year 5; what a fantastic way to celebrate National Storytelling Week!




Christmas Week 2023

We had a fantastic Christmas week! We took part in a range of Christmas activities to celebrate the wonderful occasion and to also celebrate the last week of school in 2023!

We had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas at school!

Merry Christmas from Dumbledore class!

Road Safety Week

During the week Monday 20th,we discussed Road Safety Week.

The theme for the week was 'Let's Talk About Speed'. We discussed when speeding is acceptable and the consequences when people do speed. We also made sure that we spoke about how to stay safe when riding our bikes!
We then created our own road sign flowers!
Super work Dumbledore!

Children in need

On Friday 17th November, we celebrated Children in Need. We all came to school dressed in our pyjamas! Everyone looked amazing! 

We also decorated our own shirts! 

What a brilliant day!

Remembrance Day 2023

On Friday 10th November we discussed Remembrance Day. We discussed the work that the British Legion do, what happens on Remembrance Sunday and what people do around the country to remember the people who sadly lost their lives in the war. 

We then completed some Remembrance day mindfulness colouring and used this time to reflect on why Remembrance Sunday is such an important day. Well done Dumbledore class! 

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

On Monday 13th November we participated in Anti-Bullying Week.

We started the week by taking part in Odd Sock Day! Lots of us came to school in odd socks to celebrate diversity at our school and to promote inclusion. We then created our own odd sock to remind us that bring different is something to be proud of!

We also took part in a lesson linked to Anti-Bullying Week. 

We discussed how to. be kind to others and that we need to treat other how we would like to be treated  ourselves! 

We think produced a 'High Fiver Sign' to remind ourselves how we can prevent bullying from happening.

Well done Year 5; you demonstrated your individualistic style and creativity, they looked amazing! 


In our RE lesson on Friday 10th November, we learnt all about Diwali - the Festival of Life! We spoke all about the traditions of the celebration and what happens on this special day. We learnt that during this festival, it is common for people to make colourful designs on the floor in their house, to serve as a welcoming gesture and bring good luck. The patterns are called Rangoli. We had a go at colouring in Rangoli patterns and some of us even designed our own!

Well done Year 5; they look so bright and colourful! 

Stone Age Experience at Frank Chapman

On Wednesday 8th November, Year 5 went to visit the Frank Chapman centre to take part in a day all linked to the Stone Age! This will be our History topic for this half term and we had a fantastic day learning a range of information all about it! 

We participated in a range of activities such as: making clay pots, building shelters, making fires and creating our own Stone Age weapons! 

It was such a brilliant and exciting day: well done Year 5! 

Call to Earth Day

Wednesday 8th November, we celebrated Call to Earth Day the theme for this event this year is linking cities with wilderness. We focused on comparing our local area with an area of wilderness (Amazon Rainforest) and looked at the impact that deforestation is having on our planet. We then designed a new school playground, keeping in mind all the information we had discussed and implemented it into our own designs. Well done Dumbledore class, you have created brilliant concepts for this event!

Parliment Week

During our PSHE lesson on Thursday 9th November, we celebrated Parliament Week! We started off by watching a video about what parliament is, we reminded ourselves of the British Values before. discussion our local MP, James Morris. As our activity, we decided to write to James Morris regarding some of the environmental issues we are having in our local area. As a class we discussed and the focus of our letters was ways to correct different issues we each found important. We hope to hear a response soon! Super work Dumbledore class!

World Mental Health Day

To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we created posters to remind us about what we could do when we need to talk to someone about our mental well-being. We listened to an introduction from Ant and Dec who reminded us all that we need to 'Get Britain Talking' before creating amazing posters that have been displayed in our classroom! 

Well done Dumbledore class; fantastic work for something that is so important! 

Black History Month 2023

To celebrate Black History Month, we focused on the topic 'Celebrating our Sisters'.

We completed a short biography about some influential women, celebrated the culture of these women and explored the countries these women came from. We learnt lots and enjoyed exploring these influential women to celebrate Black History Month. Super Work Dumbledore Class!

National Libraries Week and National Poetry Day 

To celebrate National Libraries Weeks and National Poetry Day, we visited the school library and shared a range of poems together throughout the week. We really enjoyed visiting the  library and we look forward to going on a regular basis to take out a range of books! 

Languages Day

On the 26th September, we celebrated Languages Day. Mr. Rauh came in to teach us all different vocabulary in a range of languages including, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. 

Throughout the afternoon, we completed an art activity which showcased The Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees. 

Fantastic work Dumbledore!

National Coding Week 2023

During National Coding Week, we spoke about what coding is and we completed some activities on Purple Mash. 

The children enjoyed creating their games! Super work Dumbledore!

Roald Dahl Day

On Wednesday 13th September 2023, we celebrated Roald Dahl Day!

We learnt lots of fun facts about his life, discussed his books and created our own 'Dahl-ian Drink' for our favourite character! We the ended the session with some mindfulness colouring of his most famous quotes!

Super work Dumbledore Class!