We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 1 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Beech and Sycamore classes.

The Year 5 ‘What is new and different’ presentation is available as a video or to download. Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, PE, clubs, homework, expectations, attendance and behaviour.

Football Tournament

A team of our Year 5 and 6 pupils attended a 5-a-side football tournament at Wykham Park Academy and did an amazing job representing the school. The boys team showed respect and positivity towards each other and their competitors and did not lose a single match on their way to winning the competition! The girls team made lots of progress and worked really well as a team to score lots of goals, finishing third in their competition. Well done to both teams!


KS2 Level 2 Cross Country Competition – 29th September 2022

Twenty Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Level 2 Cross Country competition at Wykham Park Academy today! They competed with resilience and determination despite the long distance they had to run. They were great team players, cheering one another on and congratulating each other as they finished their races. Well done to Mika who got an amazing 15th place out of over 100 runners and Harmony who was placed 29th in the Year 5/6 Girls race out of over 100 runners! All pupils attending did Dashwood proud and were a credit to our school!

In our next assembly, each of the four teams will be awarded a certificate for teamwork due to their support of one another; cheering each other on; and congratulating their team mates!

Ruby (Year 6) has been awarded the self-belief certificate for her resilience. Despite finding the very long run a challenge, she ran to the very end and never slowed down!

Mika (Year 3) has been awarded the passion certificate because he ran with determination and even had a smile on his face at the end!

Harmony (Year 6) received the determination certificate because she set her sights on running as well as she had the year before and she never gave up. She kept her pace and spirit of determination! Well done Harmony! Arthur (Year 6) also receives recognition for his determination because he kept on running and, despite the challenge of the long distance, was determined to finish in the top half of runners!

A big thank you to Aaidah (Year 5), who should real team spirit, stepping in to the competition to replace a friend who was poorly. Aaidah was a super team player and smiled throughout!

Learning together

Year 5 have had a great term so far! In Geography, they have been finding out about Lake Titicaca focusing on its location (country and continent), the biomes and climate and most interestingly, the impact tourism has on the lake. Bringing all their learning together, pupils are recording their own versions of ‘Newsround’ to share their learning!

Levers, pulleys and gears is the focus of our science and DT sessions where children will use our Creator Space resources to build their own pulley systems.

Year 5 Science-DT lesson

Year 5 learning about levers, pulleys and gears

Where next

What is new and different in Year 5?

View the presentation to parents and carers here.   Lots of information about life in school including routines, uniform, staff, homework, expectations and attendance. Download…

What is new and different in Year 5?

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