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The Malala Yousafzai Class

Welcome to the new Year 5/6 Class page. This year, each teacher has chosen an influential figurehead as our class name. As a Church of England school, we feel that is important to give the children inspirational people to aspire to; people who have challenged the ideals of others and people who have made an impact on the lives of many. Starting this year, each topic will focus on a courageous advocate. Each class will be a courageous advocate. 

The Y5/6 courageous advocate is Malala Yousafzai. We will be known as the Malalas. 

What a super start to our new year. 

This week we have been discussing the story of Creation and Science - we have looked at the theories of cosmology and evolution and how they can work alongside our Christian faith. The children have been amazing and have some really thoughtful and in-depth ideas and questions. 

We ending the week by reading Psalm 8 and created poems about Creation. 

Harry wrote: 

I see the moonlight shining on the children and infants, blessing them,

I hear angels singing in the heavenly sky,

I smell the fruit God put on the earth, sweetening our souls putting peace on earth,

I feel the ocean, leaves and ground guiding me back from evil,

I taste the nature around me, fulfilling my hunger,

I wonder if there’s other life out there thinking we will come. 


The School Day

As we see the end of the 'bubbles', school will be returning to some normality. 

The gates and classroom doors will open at 8:50 and close at 9:00, after 9:00 the children will be expected to go to the office to be registered. 

All the children will be having break and lunch together. 

School will finish at 3:30 and children will be let out at this time and will not be coming out earlier. 

We will continue with the children coming to school in P.E kits and Woodland kits on their respective days. 

Woodland days for all Juniors will be on a Thursday and P.E will be on a Friday. 

The Juniors will also be swimming most weeks on a Friday, more details will follow in the new academic year.

Please send your child in with a named water bottle and a healthy snack every day.  


PE Kit

Navy blue/black shorts or joggers/leggings

White t-shirt 


The children can wear their school jumper or alternatively a navy blue jumper or hoodie


Woodland Kit

Children must wear long trousers (jeans/joggers/leggings), a t shirt and a long sleeved pullover. They must come in trainers and bring either wellies or walking boots. They will need a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers and, for when the weather turns colder, a hat and gloves. 

Please note that the children will go to the woods in all weathers except for high wind so must have the correct clothing in school. The woods are very shaded so even on a seemingly warm day, they can get chilly. 


Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. The children will be practising their spelling in class but will be expected to practice at home too. 

Maths homework will be set on a Monday and expected back in the following Monday.

Reading records will also be taken in every Monday. The children are expected to read at home at least 4 times a week. Please make sure that their reading record is signed. There will be a new reading challenge that we will explain to the children in September. 


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