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George Street Primary School

George Street Primary School

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  • George Street Primary School, George Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5HJ

Year 5

Our class

We are all so excited to be back at school after a long summer! Year 5 are settling in well and quickly adapting to their new title and classroom. It has been an exciting journey so far and we are looking forward to everything this first term has to offer.

Autumn 22


Important dates

Thursday 1st September

First day back 

 Monday 11th October

 Hockey begins

 Thursday 13th October

 Trip to Royal Hampton Court (TBC)

 Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October

 Half-Term holidays

 Monday 31st October

 Inset Day

 Tuesday 1st November

 Return to school and swimming begins

 Friday 2nd December

 Occasional Day

 Tuesday 20th December

 2pm finish for Christmas


Important information

PE will be on Monday’s and Wednesday’s: please ensure pupils have their kits with them to bring on Mondays to leave in the class for the week - on Monday's they need mouthguards, shin pads and normal PE kit.

Swimming: pupils will begin swimming lessons on Tuesday the 1st of November, and this will repeat each Tuesday until Christmas. Pupils need a swimming hat, costume and towel for Tuesdays - hats can be purchased from the office too. A letter with further information will be sent nearer the time.

Reading: please aim to read with pupils four times a week and have them fill in their reading diary, with your support. They should write a brief summary of what they have read in their records.

Homework: this will be set on google classrooms (or given out on paper if preferred) on Friday’s and should be completed by the following Wednesday. It is typically two pieces, one Maths and one English. Homework will always be related to current learning so pupils should be familiar with the tasks, however instructions will also be given.



Curriculum Newsletter Autumn

What we've been up to


We have been learning all about place value, looking at decimals and whole numbers. To embed our learning we played a great board game in pairs, putting our understanding of decimal numbers to the test.