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Year 5

Covid guidelines during the Christmas break

If your child tests positive for COVID-19 at any point during the Christmas break, please notify us as soon as possible. We can then complete the relevant track and trace process with Public Health England, if required, and notify any other children or staff who have been in close contact and who need to self-isolate. 

During the holidays, please contact – this will only be monitored until Christmas Eve, as after this point your child shouldn’t be a close contact of anyone at the school. Please do not call the normal absence line, as this will not be covered during Christmas holidays. 

Remember as soon as your child or any member of your household develops symptoms, they must start self-isolating immediately and book a test, regardless of it being Christmas.

Hello Year 5! Just to remind you that our PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday from next week (W/B 28.9.20). You can wear your PE kits to school on those days  - make sure you have jogging/tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt or tracksuit top as we will be outside for some of our lessons.

Class Email : Use this to contact the class teachers during school hours:


Bug Club

If you have not received your log-in details for Bug Club, please email your class teacher.

Welcome to Year 5!

Hello everyone! We were really sorry that we couldn't meet you all in person before the end of term so we thought we would put a little message on here just to give you a little bit of information about ourselves and what it will be like in Year 5. We are really looking forward to meeting you all properly in September and welcoming you to Year 5!


As promised, here is a copy of our "Meet the teacher" power point and our curriculum newsletters. We have tried to include as much information as possible but please feel free to email us with any other questions!


Mrs Raffety and Mrs Charles 





Mrs Raffety

Hi, I'm Mrs Raffety and I live at home with my husband and two daughters, Ruby and Connie. I have two cats, two tortoises and two fish. I really enjoy running and am joined to a local running club called "Gade Valley Harriers" where I run regularly and take part in a variety of races and cross country events which often see me knee deep in mud! I was due to run my first marathon this April but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic so I will be training again in the new year ready for April 2021! Don't worry, you will know when I have completed it as I won't be able to resist bringing my medal into class and showing it off to you all! I also enjoy reading and zoo visits with my two daughters as we are members of both Whispnade and London Zoo. I also enjoy shopping and have a bit of a weakness for buying shoes and clothes that I really don't need!

This is a picture of me on one of my family visits to Whipsnade Zoo. I think it is one of my favourite places. I love seeing all the animals and the views are beautiful.

Mrs Charles

I’m the other half of the Year 5 teachers and some of you will know me from School Council and Cooking Club.  I have three grown up children and a dog called Poppy, who is a sprollie (a cross between a springer spaniel and a border collie).

I enjoy cooking (and eating!smiley) , reading and playing Scrabble type games. I’m very lucky in that there are lots of fields behind my house which are great for taking Poppy for walks in the countryside. I like music and singing, and I can play the keyboard a little.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you properly in September. Enjoy your summer break! smiley

Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre