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Discoverers: Year 5

The class teachers for the Explorers are Mr Alexander (Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Johnson (Monday to Wednesday). 

Children transferring to Secondary Schools in 2022.

Parents, please read these two important guides to help you apply for a secondary school place for your child and understand more about selection tests in Bexley. 

Apply for a place at secondary school in September 2022

A guide to selection tests in Bexley, 2022 

September 2021

This autumn the children have started the year by reading the book, "Journey " by Aaron Becker. They have found it has been a great stimulus for reflecting on how they feel and for creating imaginative pieces of writing. 

Chinese New Year celebrations February.

As part of our Mandarin curriculum, children across the school and at home celebrated the Year of the Tiger. 


We love reading 

This autumn the children have been reading The Adventures of Odysseus by Hugh Lupton which links with our History and Geography theme, Greece.

IN the Spring term the children will read Cosmic, by Frank Cotterell- Boyce, to link with studies about space. 

Later in the year, the children will read "Skellig" by David Almond, "The Chocolate Tree, a Mayan Folktale" by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep and "The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson" by Devika Jina.

RE Curriculum Year Five 

We wholeheartedly follow the Bexley Agreed Syllabus as this reflects that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions presented in Great Britain. This agreed syllabus expects schools as a minimum to provide opportunities for pupils to be taught about Christianity and the five recognised world faiths and also explore the secular world view.  We support this inclusive approach. Read about the Year Five RE curriculum here. 

Physical Education 

As part of the Year 5 PE curriculum children in the class will be taking part in swimming lessons in the autumn term.  Click here to read more about the arrangements. 

Spelling Lists Year 1 to Year 6 

Online safety and the risks of using social media.
Please support your child by being vigilant with regard to your child’s use of the Internet and in particular websites or apps which engage them in sharing images or messages. I know many of you will be aware of how quickly children can be lured into inappropriate or damaging exchanges with people over the Internet. I encourage you all to ensure that any devices your child has access to have an appropriate filtering system.   
In the autumn term, classroom staff will be revisiting the topic of online safety to further the children’s abilities to keep themselves and their friends safe whilst using digital devices and the Internet. 
As part of this process, staff will use the video, “Jigsaw” created by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). You can view this for yourself using the following link. 10B926B058F0C0C69BDF10B&FORM=VIRE

It is obviously important that we enable the children in making sensible and safe choices when they are using the Internet.

In 2020 the Year 5 class visited the Space Centre.

Below are some documents you may find useful regarding the Explorer's learning.