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Year 5 Lemurs

We're the Lemurs!


We're social and clever, athletic and vocal. We love to explore in groups with our friends. 


"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."


The Lion and the Mouse - Aesop's Fables

Our Class Novel

Summer 2022

I hope that you have all had a restful Easter.


Things to remember:

  • This term, PE days will be Monday and Friday. Our Friday PE session will be swimming at Knaresborough Pool. 
  • Monday morning will be a chance to diarise the week, please sign your child's diary to acknowledge that they have read at home. 
  • Spellings will be set on a Monday and tested the following Monday. MyMaths homework is also set on a Monday, due on the following Monday. 
  • Tuesday is library afternoon.



A huge well done to all of the children for their hard work this term. To celebrate, the children took part in a year group Easter Egg Hunt!!! A special well done to Darcy and George for achieving this terms Special Mentions. Wishing you all a super Easter and a well deserved rest! 


This week, some of the awesome Lemurs took part in the Bikeability course. The National Standard for Cycle Training / Bikeability has been introduced by the DFT with the aim of helping more people cycle more safely more often. Bikeability courses provides riders with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and confidence to cycle safely on today’s roads.


This two-day course is delivered by North Yorkshire County Council and teaches riders to make independent decisions focusing upon practicing safe and responsible cycling. The course is also a unique opportunity for your child to improve their overall understanding of how roads work. Evidence also shows that cycle training improves spatial awareness and hazard perception skills.

The children had a great time and demonstrated superb cycling skills!

The Amazing Red Arrows

Today, the whole school watched the amazing Red Arrows fly over the playground! 

It's British Science Week!

This week we have been looking at the theme 'Growth'. We have tested our team skills whilst building tall structures alongside looking at how trees grow - this did involve a test into hugging trees and happiness! 

It's World Book Day 2022

Today, we have enjoyed our annual World Book day event! Thank you to all of the children for dressing up and bringing in their favourite books to share with other children! 

NSPCC Number Day 2022

Today is NSPCC Number Day 2022! All of the children have enjoyed a day full of maths fun! We looked at jobs that involve maths, solving mathematical puzzles and much more. The children have also learned about the vital role of the NSPCC and have completed the ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme.


A huge thank you in advance for your support and voluntary contributions for this vital charity. We are still busy counting the totals and will let you know how much we have raised as soon as we can.

Here is the link to the NSPCC Number Day page, if you would like to know more:

Abbie Ayre and the Shed of Science. 

Today all of the Year 5 children enjoyed a fabulous production by Abbie Ayre and the Shed of Science. We learned all about air pollution and its causes, as well as ways that we can help to reduce air pollution in our own lives. This afternoon, we will be looking at planning a 'Clean Air Day' - watch this space! 

Spring 2022 


Things to remember:

  • Monday is PE with Mrs King and Thursday is a PE with Mrs Coyne (please wear PE kits and remove jewellery)
  • Monday morning will be a chance to diarise the week, please sign your child's diary to acknowledge that they have read at home. 
  • Tuesday is library afternoon. 


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2022!

A huge thank you for all of the cards and gifts, I am very touched by your kindness and generosity 🎄

Special Mentions Autumn 2. 

A huge well done to Henry and Ruby for achieving the Special Mentions Award for this half term - both very well deserved!

Christmas is coming…..

The Lemurs have been very busy getting ready for Christmas. We hope you like what we have been working on.

Children in Need 2021

We have had a great day so far taking part in Joe Wick's live PE session. We completed window washers, jumping jacks, high reaches and much more! A huge thank you for all of your donations and for the children's fabulous outfits :) 


This morning was our first session at Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed their session and it was great to see such natural talent.

Remembrance 2021

Today, Brigadier Crossland helped us in our Remembrance Day commemoration. Here are some examples of the work we have produced. We hope that you enjoyed reading our memorial artwork. 


This half term, the Lemurs will be visiting Harrogate Squash and fitness Centre to learn squash. We had our first session today and it was brilliant! 


Special Mentions and Reading Challenge Awards. 

A huge well done to Aleah and Yasmin for achieving the Special Mentions Award for this half term - both very well deserved!

Also very well done to Georgia, who has already completed the Reading Passport for Year 5 - Amazing! 

Year 5 Science Week

A huge well done to all of the Year 5's this week. We have had a fantastic week learning all about practical science. All of the children have enjoyed planning their experiments (and making a lot of mess) linked to our Science Superheroes:

  • Comparative and fair testing
  • Observing over time
  • Pattern seeking
  • Identifying, classifying and grouping
  • Researching using secondary sources



Captain Peeko

Commander Classify

National Poetry Week

At Oatlands we always we always enjoy celebrating National Poetry Day and this year was no exception. The theme was 'Changes' and we have spent time reading and sharing favourite poems over the week. Many of the pupils also had a go at writing their own poems on this theme. Today, we performed our poems - it was a REAL treat. Well done Lemurs :) 

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