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Year 5 - Giraffe & Kangaroo class

Welcome to Year 5 

Mrs Burdett teaches Kangaroo Class with support from Mrs Hall. 

Mr Warren teaches Giraffe Class with support from Mrs Proctor. 

Mrs Vearncombe and Mr Loraine support across both classes.

Teachers can be contacted on the following email addresses

High Ropes

Accelerated Reader

Reading in years 3-6

At the beginning of every new school year(in Key Stage Two) your child will complete a reading assessment called 'The Star Reading Test'. STAR Reading is a computerised reading assessment.

Questions continually adjust to your child’s responses. If the child’s response is correct, the difficulty level is increased. If the child misses a question, the difficulty level is reduced. The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 20 minutes. Your child will re-test on The Star Reading Test every half term.

The Star Reading Test will give your child a ZPD (Zone of proximal development) The ZPD is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. 

Your child then picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. They can choose any book within the range and read through the levels at their own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer – passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. 


Children in Y3- Y6 have the following homework each night. Please record in the children’s yellow books that all the tasks have been completed. If your child wishes to do more homework or spend longer on each task, or complete their own tasks afterwards, this would be excellent! Please note, additional tasks linked to other subjects may be sent out by class teachers.

10 minutes of TT Rockstars or Doodle practice for those with a log in

10 minutes of spelling practice

If you have any problems, please ask!

Important websites

Anglo Saxon / Viking Day