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Year 5 Macaws

We’re the Macaws!

Welcome to our class


We’re lively and positive, brilliant and bright.

We fly high and make the most of every day!


“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

Peter Pan - JM Barrie

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Welcome back! We hope that you have all had a lovely summer holiday.


We have had a very busy first week in Macaws. As well as getting to know each other better, we have made book covers, completed class elections and a piece of writing all about our summer and much more. It has been a fantastic start to the year!

Class Information


We have PE on Wednesday and Thursday so please wear your full PE kit to school on those days.


Please remember to record reading and sign homework diaries. Thank you for your cooperation.

Our topics this term:

  • Science: Forces
  • Geography: Mapping (Local Study)
  • RE: Being a Christian
  • PE: Real PE
  • Computing: Designing webpages
  • Music: mini musical performances
  • Art: Architecture
  • French: ma famille


We are looking forward to our Science Week w/b 7th October. If you are able to visit school to share your knowledge of Science, we would be very grateful. 

Class Novel

Our class book for this half term is 'The Man Who Walked Between The Towers' by Mordicai Gerstein. Here is the blurb... 


'In 1974, as the World Trade Centre was being completed, a young French aerialist, Philippe Petit, threw a tightrope between the towers and spent almost an hour walking, dancing and performing tricks a quarter of a mile in the sky.' 

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Special Mentions - Autumn 1

Well done to Oli and Annabel. You should both be extremely proud of the hard work you have put in this term. 
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Science Week


What a week! We have really enjoyed completing lots of work focusing on Working Scientifically. We made cornflour slime, learnt about forensic science from Mrs Moore, saw which fizzy drinks made geysers and made our own board games based on the engineering work on the Euro Tunnel.   

Open Hour


A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who visited our class this morning. We hope you enjoyed the UCI cake designs and budgeting skills. The children certainly did! 

Pupil Voice Groups

We have had a very busy week this week electing our Pupil Voice groups for Macaws. Well done to all of the children, who gave a speech - they were very impressive. The elected Pupil Voice groups are now very excited about their new roles and responsibilities this year! 

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Class Novel

Our first class book of the year is 'Oranges in No Man's Land' by Elizabeth Laird.


Here is the blurb...

"This was my chance. I slipped under the chain and bolted down the deserted street, running into no man's land as fast as my flip-flops would let me...."


Ayesha lives in a battle-scarred building with her Granny. Outside, a war is ripping the city apart - but Ayesha doesn't even know why the two sides are fighting.


Life gets even scarier when Granny's medicine runs out. So Ayesha takes matters into her own hands - and in her search for a doctor makes the forbidden journey across no man's land....

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