“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Welcome to Osprey Class 2022-23


Teacher - Mrs Bullard

Support Staff - Miss Balcombe

Additional Adults - Miss Lane (PPA), Mr Williams (PPA)


Contact: Osprey


Essential Information



Reading is essential to your child's continued development and so we encourage you to listen to your child read at least 4 times each week. Contact books are provided for you to jot down when you have spent time listening to and discussing the story with your child. One house point will be award each time your child reads, up to a maximum of 7 per week. Please encourage your child to read a variety of books, magazines, newspapers. They can also read online using our subscription to MyON and their unique login (see the link below).


Every time your child finishes a book, it is important they use AR (Accelerated Reader) to take a quiz - this will earn them possible prizes, increase their reading age and work their way through the reading level certificates! (see the link below - pupils will need their login details).


Water bottles

It is very important for your child to have a water bottle with them in school. Please make sure it is ONLY water that is being sent into school in a clearly labelled bottle (name and class number). A healthy snack for break time is also welcomed. 



Finally, the Year 5 PE day is Friday. Please send your child into school on this day in their PE kit. A sweatshirt may also be worn as the weather turns colder.


Homework is set each week on a Tuesday and due in the following Monday.  Homework sheets will be emailed to you each week, and pupils will bring home a yellow homework book in which to complete the tasks set. This should be completed, then handed back in each Monday.   


Do please let us know if you have any problems with the work set, and we can support your child with this in school. House-points are awarded for successful completion of the homework each week.


In addition to this, children should regularly log onto TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) to practise their multiplication tables. These are the bedrock of maths and are essential for all calculations. This program is fun and interactive, allowing the children to improve their speed and accuracy in a fun environment. We often post competitions too! You can access TTRS using the link below (children will need to know their login details. If you have any problems, please let us know on Year5


Maths sequence of learning

Curriculum spelling list

Power of Reading Texts


Term 1 - The Adventures of Odysseus - Hugh Lipton 

Term 2 - Shackleton's Journey - William Gill 

Term 2 - Dark Sky Park - Philip Gross - Poetry 


Term 3 - Corey's Rock -  Sita Brahmachari & Jane Ray 

Term 4 - Tales from the Caribbean - Trish Cooke 

Term 4 - Dark Sky Park - Philip Gross - Poetry continued 


Term 5 - The Savage - David Almond 

Term 6 - The Suffragette - David Roberts 

Term 6 - Dark Sky Park - Philip Gross - Poetry continued 


Our Project Learning in Year 5 This Year


Terms 1 & 2 - The Ancient Greeks and their Legacy - Ancient Greece, Democracy, Olympics


Terms 3 & 4 - Can you Feel the Force (Terms 3 & 4) - Forces and the solar system


Terms 5 & 6 - Sowing the Seed (Terms 5 & 6) - Animals and their habitats - humans and life-cycles


We want the very best for your child and are always happy to hear from you. Please email: or Osprey

You are welcome to look at some of the activities we have enjoyed during terms 1 & 2 :

The children enjoyed visiting Hartsdown School for a Science day.

As part of our studies on Ancient Greece, Year 5 paid a visit to the Maidstone Museum. We handled artefacts that were more than 3000 years old!

Welcome the some of the learning which took place in terms 3 & 4

We were lucky to have the Wonderdome visit us at school. We were able to enjoy the wonders of space travel from the comfort of our school hall. We loved it!

The children created some fabulous textile artwork using a combination of sewing, paint, pastel and lino printing.

We also investigated air and water resistance, gravity, pendulums and friction as part of our topic, 'Can You Feel the Force'.

Welcome to some of the learning that has taken so far in terms 5 & 6.


As part of our topic, Sowing the Seed, we had a visit to a local arable farm where we learned about food production from seed to plate. We saw wheat being grown, milled and packaged for delivery to local farm shops. 

We brought some flour milled at Nonington Farm back to school and made some beautiful bread. The children particularly enjoyed kneeding and shaping the dough.

In Art this term, we are looking at installations. The children created their own model of an installation space using paint, glitter and a lot of creativity.

Transition Arrangements


Please find attached a document with details about the transition of the children as they move from Year 5 Osprey class to Year 6 Hawk.