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Breakfast club from 7:45am daily. Last service 8:00am, cost £2... After School Activities run from 3:20pm – 4:20pm apart from Judo, which will finish at 4:30pm... Follow us on Twitter @downderryschool and check out our new blog! "I really like all my teachers at Downderry School. They do fun lessons and I always learn new stuff everyday. I hope I can stay here forever" - (Pupil in Year 2). Please can we remind all parents that due to an increasing number of allergies within our school we are unable to issue party bags and cakes. We will continue to recognise birthdays in our Monday assemblies.

Year 5



Maple Class - Mr Ruffer

Cedar Class - Mr Levett

 Cherry Class - Miss Keigher

Palm Class - Mrs Williams

Our topic this term is 'Invaders and Settlers'.

Important Information



English and Maths homework goes home on Friday and is due back on the following Wednesday. Spellings and times tables go home on Friday and the children are tested on these the following Friday. 


All four classes have PE on a Tuesday.


Children need to wear black shorts, a red t-shirt and a pair of plimsolls or trainers. Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.


All four classes have swimming on a Thursday.


The children attend swimming classes at Downham Leisure Centre. Children need to have a swimsuit or swimming trunks and a towel. Children MUST have a swimming hat.


Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

Year 5 Recommended Reading List

Stem Week 2017


For Stem Week, Year 5 focused on Volcanoes, linking to the topic of 'Change'.  Throughout the week, we looked at various volcanoes around the world, studying their formation, their activity and the causes of these.  The week culminated with an experiment based on chemical reactions, where they erupted the volcanoes they had created in groups.  What a fun week we had!

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Anti Bullying Week 2016

During Anti-Bullying week, Palm Class decided to recreate Mrs Dunne's fantastic video from 2012. Her Year 6 class came up with all the words themselves and it was only fitting to bring it back to life with a new class at Downderry!