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Year 5 Tigers

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We’re the Tigers!

Welcome to our class


We’re daring and determined, quick and strong.

We face every challenge head-on!


“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - JK Rowling

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Open Hour

Thank you to all the family members who attended our open hour. As usual the children really enjoyed working with their adults. With their help the children produced lovely Poppy designs and thoughtful poems commemorating the end of WWI. 

House Event

Today, Friday 26th October, a fantastic, musical-theatre inspired House Event took place. Each of the four houses entered a comedy act, a dramatic performance, a song and a dance. The standards were incredibly high and our three judges: Mrs Wilkinson; Mrs Gerry and Miss Barratt had a difficult decision to make when it came to the scores. They each awarded a score out of 10 to the acts, giving a maximum of 30 house points to each act. The Green House were unfortunately unable to enter their comedy act.

The scores were as follows:



Red Kites

Blue Jays

Yellow Hammers

Green Kingfishers






A great big ‘well done’ to all the children who entered – they had a huge audience and we were all thoroughly entertained!

Homework celebration

We have had a lovely morning celebrating the homework from this half term. I have been amazed by the quality and creativity of some of the homework. Pictured are some of the super models that were created. Well done everybody and thank you to all of the adults who have supported their children with the homework.

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Class Book

Our new class book is Good Night Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian, linking nicely to our WWII history topic.


Here's a little more about the book:

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

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Karate Taster

The children really enjoyed their karate taster session today, giving them a clear idea of the martial art and the discipline, skill and practice involved.

Year 5 visit to Eden Camp

On Tuesday 9th October, Year 5 visited Eden Camp to learn more about our History topic - World War II. The experience helped us to imagine what life would have been like for children during the World War. We visited various huts, each with a different theme e.g. the Blitz, evacuees, and rationing just to name a few. Some huts were particularly realistic and quite scary, but definitely worth visiting. We all enjoyed the day and would definitely visit Eden Camp again. A big thank you to all of the parents who accompanied us on the trip.

Open Hour

Thank you to all the family members that attended open hour. The children enjoyed solving their rounding puzzles with the help of their adults and everyone had a lovely morning. 

History: WWII

The children have been enjoying their new history topic of WWII and are looking forward to the trip to Eden Camp. It has also been very interesting hearing about the children's family link to WWII. In particular Holly produced an excellent note book on her great grandfather who was a wireless operator and gunner in the RAF.   
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Our Class Book

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Our current class book is The French Confection by Anthony Horowitz.



The hard-up Diamond Brothers win a weekend for two in Paris, but as soon as they arrive, they find themselves in danger. There's a nasty smell in the air and it's not the cheese. If Nick and Tim aren't careful, their dream holiday could end up being a nightmare from which they'll never wake up.


About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is the creator of the phenomenal Alex Rider books and the bestselling Power of Five series. He won the 2006 British Book Awards Red House Children's Book of the Year for Ark Angeland the 2003 Red House Children's Book of the Year Award for Skeleton Key. Anthony also writes extensively for TV, with credits including Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. He lives in north London with his family.

Pupil Voice Groups

Well done to all the children in the class who gave speeches for our pupil voice groups. The following children were elected:


School Councillors - Seth and Georgia 

Eco-Committee - Lilidh 

French Ambassadors - Ava  and Padraig 

Sports Crew - Tom and Winnie 

Librarians - Toby  and Izzy 

Digital Leaders - Noah  and Leila 

Arts Committee - Anthony  and Charlotte 



Class Information

We have PE on Monday and Friday so please have your full PE kit in school.


Our library session is on a Tuesday. Please remember to bring your book to school every Tuesday so it can be changed for a new one. 


Weekly spellings are tested on a Friday and please remember to record reading and sign homework diaries. Thank you for your cooperation.  

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  • Beechwood Grove, Harrogate,
  • North Yorkshire, HG2 8QP
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