Caldmore Primary Academy, Carless Street, Walsall, WS1 3RH

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Welcome to year 5. I hope you all had a lovely summer and are ready for a hard-working but fun-filled year ahead.

I cannot wait to get to know you all and see you grow over the next year. 

My door is always open, so if you (children or families) need anything, please come and see me – I will do my very best to help 🙂 

Mrs Kempson, class teacher. 




Moving up on 99 Club...

Enrique, Sagal, Nikolas

Improved Arithmetic Score...

Helena, Anisa & Koriz

Behaviour in 5K

Good to Be Green

Good to be Green is a whole-school system which involves 3 cards: green, yellow and red. Each day children start on a green card. For poor behaviour, a verbal warning is given. If this behaviour continues, the child will receieve a yellow card and miss some of their break-time to complete a ‘behaviour reflection’ form. Further poor behaviour (or a one-off serious incident) will result in a red card. At this point, children are sent to Mrs Mitchell or Miss McPhearson to complete the reflection. 

House Points 

Another whole-school system. Children receive house points for hard work and good behaviour. All children in the school, are in mixed-year group ‘houses.’ At the end of the week, the winning house is revealed in celebration assembly. 

Table Points

In 5K, we have 6 different tables – Dave, Gru, Phil, Dr Nefario, Stuart and Bob – all characters from Despicable Me (minions – our class theme). I award table points for tables who are ready to learn the quickest, following instructions the best, demonstrate good team work and put fantastic effort into lessons! Each week, table points are counted, the winner is recorded and all receieve a reward. At the end of each half term, each winning table is put into a hat. An overall winner is chosen, they then receieve a prize. 

Behaviour Ladder 

A system to reward individual good behaviour. All children start the day on ‘ready to learn.’ For good beaviour and/or work, chidren move their peg up. For poor behaviour, their peg is moved down (this links to the good to be green system). 

What are we learning?


Focus: The Firework Maker’s Daughter

More than anything else in the world, Lila wants to be a Firework-Maker. But every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! 

Can Lila possibly survive?  

Especially when she doesn’t know she needs special protection to survive his flames… 


Focus: Word Problems

Factors and Multiples

Prime and composite numbers 

Multplying by 10, 100 and 1000

Written methods 

Creative Curriculum

Focus: Alchemy Island

We’re going on a magical journey to find the gold hidden somewhere on Alchemy Island… 

We will read fantasy stories and create our own based on a portals we photographed. Our
geography skills will improve as we look closely at maps of Alchemy Island, plotting routes and using coordinates. We’ll
examine samples in science and create our own music too!


Focus: Reversible & Irreversible changes

Understanding what reversible and irreversible changes are 

Planning, completing and evaluating our own experiments 

Understanding fair tests 

Seperating mixtures 



Focus: Sikhism (their commitments)

Enquiry: How far would a Sikh go for his/her religion?

We will:

Discuss levels of committment

Look at the 5 key beliefs and worships of a Sikh

Look at The Langar and Golden Temple 

Find out about sikh marriages 


Computing: Coding and creating music (iPads). 

PE: Team Games

French: Greetings, numbers and colours.

Classroom Displays...


THEIR NAMES ARE TOM (orange fish) and JERRY (spotty fish)