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Year 5 - Hornbill Class

Welcome to Year 5 Hornbills!

Our class teacher is Mr. Cullen; our teaching assistant  is Ms. Dalton

Hornbills are the national bird of Malaysia and Mr. Cullen has seen them flying around the jungles of Thailand! Hornbills are the only bird to have eyelashes!

We have an exciting year ahead of us - full of creative learning opportunities. To start, in Term 1, we will be learning about Ancient Egypt and Earth and Space!


Our book for this term is Street Child - a wonderful true story about a boy who has a lot of misfortune in his early life but makes some wonderful connections on his remarkable journey. The book gives us the insight to how the amazing charity 'Barnardo's' was founded!

Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday - please bring in suitable PE kit for the weather. We are starting the year with netball and tag rugby.

Our Forest School day will be every other Monday - please bring suitable clothing for the weather.

A number of homework tasks will be set in Week 1 - the children are to complete as many tasks as they would like each week and will be shared on Friday afternoons.

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 document below provides an overview of the topic planning. 

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