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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Year 5

Notices & Reminders


Please accept our apologies - we are aware that the souvenir ordering system has been a *bit* of a faff. I'm very disappointed with the system and I've been in touch with the retail administrator at the Houses of Parliament. I have asked for the orders that have already been placed online to be honoured and ready for collection on our visit. For anyone who has yet ordered a souvenir (and would like one) I have asked that we are allowed to visit the gift shop whilst at the Houses of Parliament.

Sorry again - hopefully this helps.

Miss Samantha Howes. 



Please see information below regarding swimming sessions which commence on Tuesday 15 January 2019 and a proposed visit to the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 12 February 2019.  If you have any queries, please come and speak with us.


Please keep an eye out at home for two missing books from our topic loan boxes:

  • Science and Technology: Ideas that Changed the World
  • Project Venom

Please can these be returned if found at home as soon as possible.

Mrs Reeve



A few messages today; 

1) The children had a great time at Mark Hall this morning and were on their absolute best behaviour the whole time - we were very proud of them!

2) All of the children have now been provided with a part for the KS2 Christmas Performance. We are going to try to source as many costumes as possible from within the schools' collection for the tableaux. Due to the nature of our performance this year, many of the children have speaking roles. Could we please ask that these children wear a Christmas jumper and black bottoms - if these could be brought into school by Wednesday 5th December that would be great!

3) The children have all been provided with a login for TimesTable Rockstars - feel free to access this at home and explore.

Miss Samantha Howes. 



As part of their transition programme, we have been invited to attend a short concert at Mark Hall Academy tomorrow morning. Mrs Buck, Mrs Ensinger and myself will take the children and stay with them throughout. You do not need to provide anything additional for your children - just their coats and morning snack will see us through :).

Miss Samantha Howes. 


I have uploaded a new spelling list to practice in the next few weeks. The tests will continue to be carried out on Fridays. You will notice that we have changed from learning 20 words per half term and increased to 10 new words each week.

Mrs Reeve


Please see below our PGL letter regarding our meeting this evening.  Parentmail payments will be set up shortly.


We are introducing Class Dojo in Year 5 as a reward/communication system. Mrs Reeve spoke to the children about this on Monday and the general response from the children was very positive. I will send letters home with the children tomorrow that allows parents to sign up to the system too. 

Additionally, I gave the children a 2x quiz today. As I'm sure you aware, children are expected to know their multiplication and division facts up to 12x12 by the end of Y4. I started all children on 2x as a fresh start and I believe many are more capable than they achieved today as they are a little rusty - We will move the children on to the next quiz as soon as they have completed each one in the timed 2 mins. 

The order is as follows:

2x, 5x, 10x (2, 5, 10x mix). 

3x, 4x (3, 4 mix)

6x, 8x (6, 8 mix)

3, 4, 6, 8 mix

11x, 12x (11, 12 mix)

7x, 9x (7, 9 mix)

7, 9, 11, 12 mix

Complete mix. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Samantha Howes. 



Our Routines

Book changing will take place on a Wednesday for any children on the reading scheme. 






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Outdoor PE

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