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Sambar - Year 5

Welcome To Sambar!


Welcome to Year 5, we are named after the proud Sambar deer from China and Southeast Asia.


There will be lots of things to look forward to this year including some wonderful topics which will form the starting point for our learning journeys. We will start the year focusing on Ancient Greece, in the spring term we will learn about WWII and the summer term will see us focusing on Egypt and the Nile.


Being in Year 5 means more responsibilities and opportunities to support others across the school. We expect a lot from Sambar class; we expect them to be good role models for younger children in the school, have high expectations of themselves and work hard to fulfil their potential. In encouraging the children to do this we will be using the Belmont Learning Powers of resilience, resourcefulness, relating to each other and being reflective.


Mr Togher, Miss Allen and I are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.


Mrs Blackburn

September 2018


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Third Space Learning

We are very excited that our class is taking part in Third Space Maths Learning this year. In liaison with the class teacher, each child taking part is provided with personalised teaching which is linked to work taking place in the classroom and involves reasoning and problem solving. Everyone really looks forward to the session each week!


For more information about Third Space Learning, please click here.

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Our Class Display

One of our first tasks this term has been to create a display to represent our class name, Sambar. We used a picture of a Sambar deer with a grid on top to help us sketch pictures onto a blank grid. We were also given a section of the deer to complete using chalk pastels and put them together like a jigsaw to create a class picture we all contributed to. We think it looks great!

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Persuasive Texts

The children have produced some fabulous travel guides on our theme of Antarctica. The standard of content and presentation was very high, as you can see and hear below.

Antarctica Travel Guide by Odilija.

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We have some superb writers in our class! Continuing our Victorian theme we have explored the text of 'Oliver' and written a paragraph to describe how it would feel to 'ask for more'. You can hear a great example from Millie below.

"Please Sir, I want some more."

Hundred Word Challenge

The class were set a challenge to write about the photo of a poppy field in 100 words. Ellie composed a fabulous poem which you can hear below.

The Poppy Field

Street Child

As part of this term's topic, 'The Workhouse', we are reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty. Keal has produced a powerful piece of writing about two characters in the book - you can hear him read it below.

Mr Spink


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