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Year 5

Hello and welcome to the summer term of Year 5 in Chestnut and Hawthorn class!


In Year 5 we have Chestnut class with Miss Wood, Mrs Hollingsworth and Mrs Karanis and Hawthorn class with Miss Wallace, Mrs Plunkett and Ms Morgan.


Our painting for this term is mosquito and Spitfire by Jack Connolly.  


Our topic will be World War II, which will have us learning about influential artists from this period, who helped to portray Britain in a positive light.

At this stage of the year, the children will be working towards using a variety of punctuation in their writing to ensure it adds further detail and interest to the reader. Your child will also be working on developing high level vocabulary in their work. Examples of this can be found on the vocabulary list attached on our website page.


In maths we will be focusing on applying our year 5 knowledge of all four operations to answer a range of test style questions in preparation for the following year. This will include the following topics: fractions, place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication, measurement and statistics.

More About Year 5...

Cycle proficiency: Wednesday 24th May


Hawthorn class assembly: 25th May


Useful Links

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.

-Signing your child’s diary at least twice a week.

-Ensuring homework is completed and handed in before/on Wednesday.

-Practice your child’s times tables ensuring they know up to their 12 times tables fluently using the grids we have provided them with.

-Ensure your child is practicing their hand writing if they have been asked to.


-Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit every week. They are expected to wear a white gym top (preferable with the school logo) and blue/black shorts/training trousers with appropriate gym shoes. It is important for your child to receive at least 2 hours of physical education a week, therefore it is essential they have the correct kit and shoes.


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

How You Can Help

Mosquito and Spitfire - Jack Connolly