Year 5 Blog

Class Update – Monday 15th October 2018

I am sorry to let you know that Mrs Favell is currently not in school due to a significant back
problem. Mrs Favell is currently undergoing a variety of scans and tests to understand the nature of the back pain.
We are hopeful that she will be fit and well soon and are very much looking forward to her
returning. Until Mrs Favell returns Mr Carson-Doughty will be taking over the class.


Final Hockey Session at the City of Peterborough Hockey Club – Friday 12th October 2018

Today culminated the Year 5 classes training sessions at the City of Peterborough Hockey Club. During their time there the children gained a vast array of hockey skills that they are hoping to further develop within school. The final session involved the children taking part in a round robin tournament in their teams. While all of the children performed well Bethany was selected as the Player of the Tournament for her excellent determination and skills. As a result of this she received a trophy and an Adidas hockey t-shirt as her prize.

We are now looking forward to welcoming professional hockey coach Neil Evans into school where he will work with all of the classes during our hockey week next week.

Hockey Coaching at City of Peterborough Hockey Club – Autumn Term 1 2018

In year 5 we are extremely lucky that during one of our PE lessons we will be travelling to the City of Peterborough Hockey Club to be receiving expert hockey coaching from professional coach and National League Hockey Player Neil Evans.

We are really looking to learning some new skills that will help us to progress with our hockey ability, as well as getting a chance to train on a real hockey pitch.

Welcome Back – Wednesday 5th September 2018

This is our first newsletter as Swifts Class and your children seem to be settling into Year 5, really well. We have started the year with some exciting activities, such as:  Forest School, a Boat-Building Science Project and a trip to The Natural History Museum in London!

We are also excited to have the opportunity to have Hockey coaching on Friday’s, when we shall travel to Peterborough Hockey Ground.


P.E. is on Wednesdays and Thursdays – P.E. kit needs to be brought in on these days.

FOREST SCHOOL:  Children will need appropriate footwear and clothing as we shall be outside despite the weather (e.g. trainers/wellingtons/socks/gloves/coats).

HOMEWORK:  Given out on a Friday and returned completed. On the following Wednesday.  If your child experiences problems in completing it, we shall be holding a Homework Workshop Wednesday playtimes.

READING:  Children should read for at least 15 mins daily at home. Please initial their learning journal so they have the opportunity of going into our weekly draw, for the chance to win a brand new book!

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs C. Favell

Year 5 teacher and English/MFL leader