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Spider Monkey (Year 5)

Welcome to Spider Monkey Class

Key dates to remember:

Homework is due on Thursday.

Homework is handed out on Friday.

P.E kit to be worn on Monday and Thursday.

Outdoor learning for this half term is Wednesday 9th February. Please ensure that children are wearing weather appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear. 

Week beginning 17th January:

In Year 5 we have been reading the epic poem 'Beowulf', which we are immensely enjoying! To help us learn the story, we became storytellers and retold 'Beowulf' through drama. In groups, we took it in turns to retell, act out and perform for each other some of our favourite scenes from the text.

Star of the week: Is awarded to Brooke for showing perseverance in all aspects of her learning especially in maths, when multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. 

Week beginning: 10th January 2022


We have had a fun filled week in Spider Monkey class this week! One of the highlights of our week was visiting Sealife Adventure, where we had the opportunity to look at and find out about lots of different creatures. Some of our favourite were the meerkats and, of course, the monkeys!


We wrote thank you letters to Sealife Adventure to express our thanks and also tell them about our highlights from the day. 


Star of the Week: Was awarded to ALL of Spider Monkey class this week for our fantastic trip. You were all amazing representatives for Eastwood Primary, polite and considerate the members of the public and asked thoughtful questions to the members of Sealife Adventure. Well done Spider Monkey Class!

Friday 19th November: Kindness and Odd Socks Day

For Kindness Day, we took part in a whole school perform of Bruno Mars song 'Count on you' to celebrate friendship and kindness. 


We supported Anti-Bullying week too by wearing our odd socks to celebrate our differences!

Week beginning 15th November: Year 5 were lucky enough to welcome Southend United football players into class and had the opportunity to ask the players questions about their football careers.


This was part of our ongoing learning partnership with Southend United football club, who have been delivering additional PSHE and P.E sessions with year 5 and 6 once a week.


Understandably, we were all very excited to meet them and were left feeling inspired!

Tuesday 15th November: Outdoor Learning

As part of our outdoor learning, we became soldiers for the day! We had the chance to learn how to camouflage using natural resources, create traps for enemies and even how to build a stretcher using just sticks and rope. As you can see, we had so much fun!

Week beginning 1st November: Year 5 took part in 'bikeability' whereby we learned how to look after our bike, bike safety and how to ride our bikes confidently and safely.

Week beginning 4th October: Year 5 Campfire!

Life in spider monkey class

Minnie and Mickey are back with their friend Peppa! Make sure you are in everyday for a chance to meet them and collect a mickey ticket, which will earn you dojo points!

Dates to remember:

PE Day: Thursday - please come dressed in your kit!

Homework hand in day: Thursday

Christmas Dinner Day: 2nd December (please hand in your slip by Tuesday 19th October) 

Bikeability: Tuesday 2nd November 


Week Beginning 18th October 


This week, we have been writing in role and applying our historical knowledge of WW2 to write a diary entry. We have also been applying our sketching and shading skills to replicate WW2 soldier portraits.

Week Beginning 10th October 

This week we have been using all of our historical knowledge of Operation Dynamo to create historical recounts and interpreting information using a pictograms, bar charts and line graphs.