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My name is Miss Cartwright and I am the Year 5 Teacher in Hazel Class and also RE Lead. I am looking forward to the next academic year and all of the adventures we will have together.

Block 6 – Summer Two

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Block 5 – Summer One

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Here is our poem for this half term. Read it a few times to yourself and out loud to ensure you understand it. Then answer the questions below.

The Crocodile 

Lewis Carroll 

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly he spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws! 

1. What does the crocodile do to make his tail shiny?
2. Where in the world do you think this crocodile lives? Give a reason for your answer. 
3. Why do you think the crocodile is smiling in the second verse? 
4. Do you think the crocodile is a friendly creature? Explain your answer? 
5. Which ‘more modern’ word do you think ‘doth’ could be replaced with nowadays in the poem? 
6. This poem is spoken by a character called Alice in chapter 2 of a well-known book by Lewis Carroll. Can you name the story?

Block 4 – Spring

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Block 3 – Spring


Block 2 – Autumn


Block 1 – Autumn


Challenge Day

Bonjour! On Wednesday 23rd September.  we celebrated European Day of Languages. We will be continuing to learn French this year, so we spent the morning practising our French greetings.  We had lots of conversation in French which also helped us to get to know a bit more about each other. In the afternoon, we learnt all about British Sign Language (BSL). We learnt to sign our names and other greetings. We even learnt to sign the chorus to one of our favourite songs.  A great day for us all!

Year 5 Poem

Please Mrs Butler

Allan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, my love.
Do what you think is best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me!

Every half-term, we will be sending a poem home with your child to read, perform and learn. We will practice these in class and look forward to hearing about what the children think of the poems – they may even be inspired to write some of their own!