Year 5 News

Year 5 Spring 2 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very much looking forward to seeing all the children back in school on Monday 8th March. We are planning to have similar systems in place to last term before the school closure. We are particularly impressed with how well the children adapted to the home-learning and Zoom sessions and are incredibly proud of them all! We would also like to thank all the parents and carers for your continuous support in these unprecedented times and we appreciate that this has not been an ideal situation for you.


For the rest of this half term, the children will be exploring biographies and autobiographies as part of their English lessons. In maths, the children will be learning to measure and calculate the perimeter of composite shapes. They will also learn to calculate and compare the area of rectangles as well as irregular shapes.

This half term, as part of our history topic, the children will be learning about the ‘Anglo-Saxons’. In D&T lessons, the children will be exploring mechanical systems linked to their history topic. They will be designing toys for the Anglo-Saxon period. In terms of science, the children will be learning about ‘Earth and space’ this half term. Our R.E. topic for this half term will be Islam and Christianity, with a focus on ‘Why do religious books and teachings matter?’. In computing, we will be researching, writing and designing newspaper articles about the Anglo-Saxons.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout the rest of the year and we would appreciate your support in encouraging them to read for at least 15 minutes each day at home, and signing their reading record at least once a week. Please support your child in remembering to bring it to school every day with their reading book.


Year 5 will have P.E. twice a week. They will have PE once during PPA on a Thursday and another lesson with their class teacher on either Monday (Czech Republic), Tuesday (Portugal) or Friday (Iceland). Timetables are subject to change so please ensure that children bring their P.E. kits in at the beginning of the week and take them home on a Friday. For hygiene reasons, it is essential that children change into a P.E. kit and do not just come to school in it.


Homework will be set on Friday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work and any written work will be submitted using J2Write. The children will also have spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We would appreciate your assistance in checking and reminding them about this!

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all really looking forward to the year ahead.

Yours faithfully

Mrs. Ahmet, Ms. Clinton and Mr. Davies

(The Year Five Team)

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