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Year 5 - Giraffe & Kangaroo class

Welcome to Year 5 

Miss Marsh teaches Kangaroo Class and Mrs Atkins teaches Giraffe Class. Mrs Hurford, Mrs Hall, Mrs Vearncombe and Mrs Perry also work in Year 5.


Teachers can be contacted on the following email addresses


Well done Year 5!! 


We are so proud of all of you, for such amazing effort on our school trip to the high ropes! We were so impressed that everyone gave something a go, tried their best and challenged themselves to try new things! You showed excellent manners and fantastic behaviour! 

We are both very, very proud!! 


Miss Marsh and Mrs Atkins

Kangaroo's trip to Hestercombe (22.3.22)

Giraffe's trip to the Museum of Somerset (22.3.22)

World Book Day 2022

Year 5's visit to the church

Around the world days 2022

Around the world days! 


As part of 'around the world day' this year, Kangaroo class were learning a bit more about Afghanistan. The children learnt about different celebrations that happen in Afghanistan, and even did some cooking of a popular Afghan biscuit. The children loved the cooking activities, but loved eating them even more! Many children wanted the recipe so that they are able to create these lovely treats at home! We hope you enjoy! 


You will need: 

- 400g of plain flour

- 110g of icing sugar

- 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom

- 280ml of vegetable oil

- 1 tablespoon of rose water

Important dates

Monday 28th February - Back to school

Tuesday 1st March - Trip to the church

Thursday 3rd March - World Book Day

Monday 21st March - P.E Festival

Tuesday 22nd March - School trip (Kangaroos - Hestercombe, Giraffes - Museum of Somerset)

Tuesday 5th April - School trip (Kangaroos - Museum of Somerset, Giraffes - Hestercombe)

Friday 8th April - Break up for Easter holidays 

Monday 25th April - Back to school



Year 5's school trip to the Museum of Somerset!

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 will start at the lowest level in 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. 
Every time your child passes a quiz their book level will rise by 0.1. The whole process is overseen, monitored and adjusted (where necessary) by your child's class teacher and teaching assistant. 
At Eastover, we have many rewards in place to motivate:
-prizes given after every quizzed passed
-a visit to our gift shop once they have passed a certain amount of quizzes/ read a certain amount of words
-different competitions held throughout the year
-class readometers-the first class to reach the top every half term receives a class prize. 


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 reading aloud

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

Maths in Kangaroo Class

What are we learning?


Please click on the link below to find the planning document for year 5, this will tell you what the children are learning throughout the year.

Would you like to win a new book?


If so, look no further!!! Over half term, complete one of these book reviews from your favourite book and bring it back in to school- you could be in with a chance of winning a book!

Exciting competition news!



January 2022




Jai - For working exceptionally hard this week.

All of Kangaroo class - For being so fantastic on our school trip.




Rocella - For continually being an excellent role model within Giraffe class.

All of Giraffe class - For being so fantastic on our school trip.