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Year 5


Welcome Back Year 5.

Autumn Term 2021.



Start time - Gates open

8:45am – 9:20am


TT Rockstars / Morning work




9:20am – 10:20am



10:20am – 10:35am



10:35am – 11:15am


Reading / Guided Reading

11:15am – 12:15pm



12:15pm – 1:00pm



1:00pm – 1:30pm



1:30pm – 3:00pm


Foundation Subject (History, Geography, PSHE, Science, RE, PE, Art, Music, Spanish, Computing)








Learning within the classroom

This year we will have Mrs Anderson supporting us within the classroom. Other members of staff will support the children through interventions. Mrs Aartse-Tuyn will teach RE and Miss Rawling will teach Computing (every other week). The children will have music lessons and learn to play an instrument every Thursday. These lessons are provided by The Love Music Trust and in the past the year 5 children have really enjoyed them.

Our topics this term are:

English – We will be basing our work around the text ‘Henry’s Freedom Box’ by Ellen Levine. The children will write a Diary entry and a Biography.

Maths – We will be looking closely at Place Value (up to 1 million) using Power Maths.

Science – Our topic for this half term is Space.

History – We will be looking at Slavery.


Our PE day is Tuesday afternoon each week and is provided by Sportscape. Please ensure that children come to school in their PE kit that day.


In Year 5, the children should be reading every night. Written homework will go out on a Thursday and will be handed in the following Thursday. In each piece of homework, there will be spellings practice. It is really important that the children learn their spellings as they will be tested on them every Friday. They will also have a Maths task to complete. If children do not hand their homework in on a Thursday then they will be expected to complete it in their lunch break.

The children should also access the following websites / apps:

DAILY - Times Tables Rock Stars


ActiveLearn (SPaG)

DAILY - Sirlinkalot (Spelling) – Username: Daven     Password: P7THJ6VYMW3

DAILY - Lexia (Reading)

Fit Friday

Every Friday, we partake in Fit Friday. This encourages the children to engage in a healthy lifestyle by making healthy food choices and exercising. This year every Friday, children are able to come to school in PE KITS (not their own sportswear). Children who bring a lunch from home will need to have healthy food options, avoiding foods like crisps, chocolate, sweets, etc. We will also partake in a sporting activity in the afternoon.


Please familiarise yourselves with our uniform policy. This consists of black shoes (not trainers), black or grey trousers / skirts, a blue or green polo top, a navy jumper or cardigan with or without the school logo. If children have their ears pierced, they must be studs only and need to be removed for PE. Hair dye that is of an unnatural colour is not part of our uniform policy.


As a parent or carer, you can play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. Take a look at these resources on how you can support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.





Summer Term.

A few photos from our races in PE last week. The rain did not stop the fun!

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We will be working our way through the topics in Power Maths Book C.


Our new text is King Kong by Anthony Browne. Our writing outcomes will be writing a 'Dilema Narrative' and a 'Balanced Arguement.'