Year 5 News

Year 5 Autumn 2 Term

 Dear parents and carers,

We would like to take the opportunity to welcome you back to the second half of the Autumn Term in Year 5. We hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing break and are eager to be back in the swing of things. We have been really impressed with how well the children have settled in this year!


We are continuing to use Talk for Writing in English lessons. This half term, the children will be exploring explanation texts and playscripts. In maths, the children will be learning to read, interpret and present data in statistics, and then will go on to learning to solve multiplication and division problems. The children will continue to be taught through our mastery programme which combines the new government guidance with Maths-No Problem! and White Rose.

Our history topic this half term is ‘Ancient Greece’. Year 5 will be going back in time on Friday 13th November 2020 for the entire day! We will be running an Ancient Greek workshop in school for a fun filled day of activities that will allow the children to immerse themselves in what life was like for the Ancient Greeks. The children will be required to dress up for the occasion in Ancient Greek attire. A separate letter with costume ideas was sent out before the half term break.

This half term, as part of D&T, the children will be taking part in cooking and nutrition lessons. This week the children had great fun making tabbouleh salad which is a Mediterranean, healthy dish linked to Greece. In terms of science, we will be continuing with ‘Properties and changes of materials’ this half term. Our R.E. topic will continue to be Christianity with a focus on ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’  In computing, we will be looking at online safety and creating a radio documentary linked to the ancient Greeks.


It is important that children continue to develop their reading skills throughout 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 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 is set on Friday and is due back the following Tuesday. We will be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths work and English 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 term ahead.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs. Ahmet, Ms. Clinton and Mr. Davies


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