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Welcome to Squirrel’s Class Page!

Teacher: Miss Tara Cross

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Sarah Joubert

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome back to Barnham and welcome to Squirrel Class, Year 5! We hope you’ve had a brilliant Summer and are ready for some exciting and irresistible learning back at school! We’ve got an exciting year ahead and Mrs Joubert and I can’t wait to teach you!

Some things to note in Year 5:


  • P.E. will be with Ryan every Monday afternoon. Please come to school in your P.E. kit on Mondays so you can wear this all day ready for your session in the afternoon!
  • Homework will be sent out on Fridays in your homework books. You will have a week to complete it, so it will always be due in the next Friday. If you have any trouble with the homework, please let me know so we can look at it together!
  • You will always need to have a reading book from school to read at home. When you have finished reading your book, please bring it back to school and let us know so we can help you to choose a new one.
  • Make sure to log all of your reading (both independently and with someone at home) on Go Read!

Autumn 1

We’ve had a brilliant first week (and a day) back with our Barnham family! It’s been lovely to see old and new faces in Squirrels. The first week has been filled with getting to know you activities and the start of new topics! We made kites on our first day together where everyone wrote on them what they enjoyed in Year 4, what they’re looking forward to in Year 5, what their strengths are and what they want to improve on this year! We then decorated them and flew them outside!

We’ve started reading War Horse in English to go alongside our exciting first topic - World War One! In Maths we are starting with looking at place value. In Science we are learning all about Materials and Properties.