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Year 5

Hello and welcome back to Spring term!


In year 5, we have Chestnut class with Miss Wood and Hawthorn class Miss Revell. We are helped by Miss Rembridge and Mr Osei.

Miss Wood and Miss Revell are delighted to be teaching your children this term and are very excited about all the new things we will be learning about. We have a really busy term planned ahead, full of engaging and exciting topics to investigate, all linked to our termly picture, Theflights of Fancy, by Charles Cater Through this picture we will be exploring journeys.

We have very high expectations of the children and look forward to seeing them develop to their full potential. As a team, we are all dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to make the progress that they are capable of.

This year, we will continue to work extremely hard on their 5R’S (I am responsible, resourceful, reasoning, reflective and resilient.) We will be focusing on working together collaboratively and promoting our independence as responsible learners and thinkers. We will be encouraging the children to be resilient when they are faced with challenges in their work and praising their effort.


Our topics this term will allow us to explore, narratives such as ‘How to train your Dragon’ and Non-Fiction journalistic writing. Following this we will also be learning about materials and their properties in science, rivers in geography, the Viking period and also the fantastic opportunity for the children to join the Brighter Sounds singing project for this term.


At this stage of the year, in English,  the children will be working on developing their sentences using figurative language for example metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, hyperbole and personification. We will also refine the use of direct speech and being able to use a variety of punctuation accurately such as colons, hyphens and commas for clarity.


We will continue to spell a range of year 5 and 6 curriculum words accurately, which will be taught in both our English lessons and spelling lesson weekly. Across the year we will be exploring purpose, and the effect that different words have on an audience. From this we will also begin to explore the 6 key reading techniques that we use during our daily  guided reading sessions:

1.Literal Skill

2.Inferring skill

3.Connection skill

4.Summarising skill

5.Vocabulary skill

6.Questioning skill


In Maths this term, we will continue to focus on improving our mental maths fluency, including our 1-12 times tables.

We will be recapping our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages by using the four operations to solve problems in context. We will then move on to exploring concepts of geometry such as area, perimeter, reflection and rotation.

More About Year 5...

Year 5 trip to Kidzania - Wednesday 18th October 2017


Chestnut Class Assembly -  Thursday 30th November 2017


Hawthorn Class Assembly - Thursday 18th January 2018


Junior Citizen Program (Date TBC)

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Dates for Your Diary

Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:


  • Reading with your child everyday for 20 minutes and sign their diaries at least three times a week.

  • Ensuring homework is completed and handed in each week by  Wednesday.

  • To practice timetables from 1-12 using the timetable grid at the back of your child’s homework book.  

  • To use a variety of methods to help your child learn their weekly spellings using the list of activities, which has been stuck at the front of their homework book.

  • Please ensure your child has the correct school uniform, with appropriate school shoes and training shoes for PE.


Year Group Routines & Timetables


  • Homework is due on Wednesday.

  • We test our spellings and times tables on Friday.

  • Both classes have outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure that they bring their PE kit to school on Monday and take it home on Friday each week.

  • We will also have swimming lessons every Friday morning, so please ensure your child is prepared. They will need swimming trunks/costume, googles, towel and a swimming hat.


If you have any questions please speak to Miss Wood or Miss Revell on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are so excited for our Spring term with our Year 5 classes!

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