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Welcome to 5H's class page

This is the first year that we have had a straight-age Year 5 class. This is because the school is growing in size due to our expansion in 2018. The school will eventually be two-form entry. 

Class 5H staff


Teacher: Mrs Parnell (Mrs Horne is on maternity leave)

Teaching assistant: Mrs Carr


Staff photo

Mrs Horne & Mrs Carr


Please check our class Twitter pages for regular updates and photographs about what we have been doing in class!


Please use your child’s planner as a means of communication between home and school. We are interested in hearing about any achievements that your child has had, whether this be with their reading or out of school hobby! We want to be able to celebrate every success both in and out of school. If you want to discuss something with us face to face, please do not hesitate to arrange a time to see us.


We also use Seesaw as a means of communication and, sometimes, for homework.

Please ensure that you have both the child and parent logins.


PE day: Thursday


The children come into school in their PE kit when it is their PE day.

Autumn 2022 curriculum letter

Our topics












Science topics



Our class novels

Learning links



 Mathletics - (log in details in planner)

TT Rock Stars -

 Maths dictionary -


Cross Curricular


 Purple Mash -   (same log in as mathletics) 

Twinkl -


Classroom Secrets -


Top Marks (inc Hit the Button) - 


BBC Bitesize - 




Letter Join -


Brain Exercise - Go Noodle - 




Games for spelling and grammar - wise up on your word classes and become confident with commas!

Grammar GamesThis website gives links to lots of games and activities to help with spelling and grammar -



Oxford Owl


Teach your monster to read -  


Online Safety


Keeping children safe online -

E-safety for 11-13 year olds Information for children, parents and carers about keeping safe online.

E-safety for 8-10 year olds Games to teach 8-10 year olds about keeping safe online. There is also an area with information for parents.