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Year 5: The University of Edinburgh

Welcome to The University of Edinburgh class page. I hope you find all of the below information useful.

Our class email is

Miss Maria

Friday Update - 26.03.21


Happy Friday!


Year 5 has worked extremely well this week!
This week, we went through the assessments we completed last week - focusing on questions based on areas of learning we have covered in Year 5. It was a great opportunity and I was impressed by how reflective the children were!

The children have also been working hard on their writing as we looked at the similarities and differences between the modern and ancient Greek Olympics as well as writing summaries for chapters of our class text.

This Friday was Book Day and the theme was Hope. Your children looked fantastic! We had a lots of characters from a huge range of books - such as Harry Potter, The Divergent Series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

A massive well done to Maia and Tabitha for performing their poems for the Poetry by Heart competition to Mrs Longworth. You were both brilliant!

Congratulations to Joshua for winning Year 5's Northside Novelist, he produced a beautiful story based on Hope.
This half term's trophy winner was Zoran for consistently challenging himself throughout the entire term and building a resilient attitude! laugh


Next week Monday, I will be sending parents/carers consultation forms by email and on Tuesday I will be meeting with you on Teams at our allocated time. I do look forward to letting you all know how incredible, hard-working and resilient your children have been. I could not be more proud of them.


Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine, 


Miss Maria, Mr O'Donnell, Miss McGuirk and Ms Mehradji


Spring reading bingo

Entrance to and exit from the school via the Albert Street, single gate.

Drop off 9:00 am and pick up 3:35 pm.

Year 5 Reading Support

Ideas to Support Wellbeing at Home

  1. Keeping a journal and doing daily exercise can help us to look after our wellbeing. 
  2. Singing and dancing are also a great way to help us feel happy. 
  3. Yoga and Meditation can help children to relax and stay calm. Cosmic Kids Yoga channel on YouTube has free videos aimed at children aged 3+.
  4. Headspace for Kids can support mindfulness, calming anxieties and regulating breathing.
  5. iMoves - iMovement is a collection of resources including physical activities to help children and adults to stay active and to look after their wellbeing. You will find short 'Active Blasts' (10 minute work outs) to Yoga and mindfulness resources.