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Year 5 Class - Miss Hoffman


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Term 1 & 2

Term 3 & 4

Term 5 & 6

'Was there a war in Banbury?'

'It's All Greek To Me'

'Extreme Earth'

Letters Home


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Homework will be given out on Fridays to be handed in the following Thursday. Homework will consist of a Maths, English and Spelling task. Homework will be linked to what the children have been learning about in class. We ask that children spend approximately 30 minutes on their homework.

Please can you encourage the children to keep the same standard of handwriting and presentation as their class books. We will be trying to promote independence this year so if there is a problem with homework we encourage them to bring it back before it is due in to ask for help - this is a great habit to get into in preparation for secondary school.
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Notice Board

PE Day: Thursday (Outdoors)

Weekly Mile: Monday pm

Swimming: Wednesday pm Term 4-6, starting from after February half-term.

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for PE and that all clothing brought into school is clearly named.

Indoor kit: navy shorts, white polo top/ t- shirt and plimsolls.

Outdoor kit: navy sweatshirt and joggers, trainers and a white t- shirt/ polo shirt.

Term 5 Exhibition of Work for Parents: Friday 26th April 2024 2:30pm-2:50pm in school hall.

Term 5 Shared Lesson: Monday 13th May 2024 2:00pm-3:00pm (Geography/DT)

Forthcoming Event: t.b.c

Class Blog

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Child's username (email) and password will be required for access

Useful Website Links

English, Grammar and Spelling Websites

BBC Bitesize allows children to access all prior learning and topics that they are about to learn. A great revision tool:

A great website for children to practice their spellings in an interactive and engaging way:

Covering areas across the curriculum, this website offers many opportunities for children to revise key areas:

With a vast library of audiobooks and videos, Storyline offers a brilliant opportunity for the children to listen to some of their favourite stories:

Maths Websites

BBC Bitesize allows children to access all prior learning and topics that they are about to learn. A great revision tool:

Times Table Rockstars: 

IXL offers a fantastic, free platform that allows you to learn and practise key mathematical concepts and methods:

Oxford Owl is aimed at children aged three to 11 years old and is free to use. It helps children learn in both reading and maths, and there are also top tips for parents to help your child with their learning. The site also features hundreds of free ebooks:

Topical Websites

WOW Science has exciting articles that cover all scientific topics, throughout the year:  

BBC History brings high quality and engaging research that supports prior learning and furthers understanding: 

The Imperial War Museum presents real-life stories from WWII survivors and allows you to explore objects, photographs, videos with fantastic visuals: 

National Geographic has stunning images, interactive games and is a fantastic site for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them. It's free to use, but you can also subscribe to the monthly magazine with prices starting at £35 for a year:

NASA kids club is a brilliant way for children to extend their learning and knowledge of space, at home. They'll be able to find out how much they'd weigh in space, test their roving skills on Mars and complete other space-related activities:

Contact Us

Queensway Primary School
Brantwood Rise, Banbury
Oxon, OX16 9NH

01295 251 631

Mrs Sarah Horbury-Jakeman