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Year 5 - Komodo Dragon Class

Welcome to Year 5!

Our class teacher is Mr. Cullen

Our teacher team is: Mr. Cullen, Mr. Preece and Ms. Davidson.


Welcome to Komodo Dragon class! We have an exciting year ahead of us learning a wide variety of new facts and skills. We will develop as people throughout this year with a focus on teamwork, effort and pride.

Please check our Class Dojo page for regular updates of what we are doing and important announcements.

Term 1

Firstly, please note that our P.E days this term will be a Tuesday afternoon and every other Wednesday morning.

Tuesdays - wear uniform to school, bring P.E kits in bags.

Wednesdays - wear P.E kit/forest school kit to school, uniforms in bags.

Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E kit, clearly labelled with their name and in a bag which can be kept in their locker. This must include a t-shirt in their house colour, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers/plimsolls. 

Forest School days are: Wednesday 6th, 20th September and 4th, 18th October.

Be prepared to get muddy and bring wellies or old trainers that can get dirty. The children cannot wear their school shoes in forest school.


Homework will be sent home on Fridays and is due in by the following Thursday. A number of homework tasks will be set in Week 1 - the children are to complete any/as many tasks as they would like each week. Extra topic homework can be completed for extra dojos whenever you would like.

This term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks, finding out how they lived, their myths and how they still influence our lives today.  We will explore Earth and Space in some exciting science lessons too.

Our book for this term is, 'Who Let The Gods Out?', an exciting story about a boy who meets Virgo, a star constellation, who crashes to Earth. We will follow their adventures and learn about some ancient gods and myths along the way.

It is expected that the children read every day (where possible). We have a number of reward systems in class for the children's reading to encourage this. The most important thing you can do to help your child is to encourage them to read and learn to love reading. If your child is a reluctant reader, please dedicate some time to reading together as a family - this will have the greatest impact! There are significant studies showing that reading as a child has a huge impact on how much is earnt later in life.

Dojo points will also be rewarded for evidence of children: practising key skills - times tables, handwriting, story writing, reading, researching etc.; being responsible at home - cooking meals, completing household chores etc.; practising passions - artwork, music, sports etc.; being environmentally conscious - recycling, litter picking, growing plants etc.; and sharing their weekend/holiday stories - diaries, picture diaries, blogs, show and tell etc.


The Term 1 knowledge organiser below provides information on our learning enquiry for this term. 

Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo if you have any questions or queries regarding the home learning. 

Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email