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Welcome to Orinoco!

We were thrilled to return and see you all after our exciting Summer and look forward to what this term has in store.


Why not spend a few moments looking below to see some of the things we got up to during the last school year! We will update these pages over the coming weeks. 

Here's to an amazing Autumn Term!

Here's what you need to remember when it's Swimming Day!

Our school swimming classes take place on Friday mornings at the Camberwell Leisure Centre, so you will need to bring your swimming things to school...


Here are a few essential things you need to bring with you:

  • Swimming Hat: If you don't already have one, you can buy one from the School Office for £2.00. The leisure centre won't allow school children to swim without one.
  • Swimming Costume/Swimming Trunks: The leisure centre specifies that boys must wear trunks and not loose swim shorts.
  • A Towel: Stating the obvious? Sorry!
  • Goggles: These are ideal as children will be dipping their faces into the water a lot. They can be bought in advance from the swimming pool.
  • A plastic bag: To bring those soggy swimming things home in... we don't want your children's school bags to end up soaking wet by the end of the day!

Dip 'n' Do is the way to go...

Hang on, is that really Homework?!


We've got a great new approach to Homework this year called Dip 'n' Do, whereby your child can choose from a selection of EIGHT homework subjects to do each half term. It is a really fun approach to working from home and will give the children some real choice. We have already found that the children want to engage with each other about it and with their parents and carers. It's exciting for us all. Here's how it works:


The children MUST complete the topics featured in the three coloured-in boxes but can choose which one, or all, of the other boxes they would also like to dip into and do.


The tasks do not have to be completed on a weekly basis but they must all be handed in by the first day back after Half Term, and we still recommend that they dip into their homework and do a bit each week, so that they're not suddenly cramming everything into the break.


If you've mislaid your Dip 'n' Do sheet, please ask your Teacher, NOW!


Happy Dipping and Doing!


Curriculum Map

Year 5 - 2016/2017


Please click on the Curriculum Map for Year 5, below, to find out what your child will be learning this school year, 2016/2017.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Curriculum Map 2016 - Year 5

Welcome back after a fantastic Summer Term and break

To recap...


After Half Term we celebrated Science Week followed by our LYNDSTOCK Summer Fair,  we ran to our hearts delight during Sports Day, enjoyed our Class Assembly and sang to our heart's content during the Playground Proms! Revisit some of these exciting events by heading to our Gallery. Click here.

Science Week Newsletter

Orinoco is wired for sound...

Our latest class broadcast took a political turn recently as we took a liberal look at our London Mayoral election. We also turned our attention to a class discussion on homelessness and the book Way Home, as well as the children's Easter holidays.


All you have to do is put on the kettle for a cuppa, sit down and enjoy everything Orinoco Class has to say.


Don't forget to tune in to all of the other class broadcasts too.


Step back to Spring

The Spring Term was action-packed for all in Orinoco, with our Class Assembly in early February and our Radio Broadcast on GroveFM.


During the broadcast we talked about the Chinese New Year, the poem Attack of the Vegetables, and we discussed the artists Gustav Klimt and Claude Monet. Not only did we look back at some amazing artists but Miss Sayeed revealed who she would listen to on Desert Island Discs.


Why not tune in to our very own radio station to listen to what Orinoco Class had to say, right here. 


Watch this space - it won't be long before you'll be able to watch our assembly. 


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.