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Working together to be the best we can

Year 5


Thank you to all the children who took part and celebrated World Book Day at home. I was so impressed with the quality and effort that went into the homemade costumes!

Looking forward to doing lots more reading in the upcoming term back in the classroom together! :)


I am very proud of the children for producing such wonderful home projects this half term. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the hard work that has gone into them. You should feel very pleased with your achievements- they are fantastic!

Below you can see some of our Beowulf inspired newspaper articles, as well as a document full of our house project photographs and Maths posters. I have watched some wonderful PowerPoint presentations all about Space too, which has started off our Science topic for next term nicely. Well done Year 5! 



Throughout the autumn term we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We have looked at their history, their literature and how they lived. As part of this we have created anglo-saxon stories, houses and shields. Here are the shields we created.

Journey to Jo'Burg


This term, in English, we have been reading the book, Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo. The book follows two children on a desperate journey to find their mother, who is working away in Johannesburg.


We have created shape poems from the perspective of an orange. This references part of the story where the children overnight at an orange farm and then hitch a lift on the back of an orange truck.



Spring 1:

We hope everyone has had a restful Christmas ready for a new term of learning!


All home learning will be attached to the bottom of our web page, to refer to if sheets go missing.

If your child requires an extended period of time off school, attached at the bottom of the page (in a yellow star folder) will be "Absent Home Learning", which the child can complete from home to keep on top of their learning as much as possible.


Please use the Year 5/6 reading list(copy attached at the bottom of this page), detailing books that are recommended to challenge your child's reading ability. We have been discussing in class about the children choosing something unusual, stepping out of their comfort zone of familiar authors and trying something new!

This may be a useful document for you to use as a checklist at home.


There is also a grammar terminology poster at the bottom of the page for parents to refer to if the children are completing home learning using tricky grammatical terms.


Staff in Year 5:
Teacher- Miss Campanini
Teacher (Wednesday afternoons) – Mrs Carmichael who will RE and French this half term.
Teaching Assistant (Monday-Friday mornings) – Mr Schofield

Other Useful Information:

· PE and Games will be on Mondays and Fridays this half term.  Monday afternoon will be Dance indoors and Friday afternoon will be Football. Please ensure the children wear suitable clothes and shoes to play sport in. PE kits will not be required.


Home learning will be a piece of Maths and English given out every Friday, handed in the following Friday. 


10 spellings will be set and tested on a Thursday, sometimes based on a spelling rule, and the next set of spellings will be sent out for a test the following Thursday.


Home learning diaries will be checked every Monday so please ensure an adult has signed this in advance so that the we can see that the home learning has been acknowledged at home. Do let me know if your child needs help with their home learning, the diary is a good way to communicate with me from home.

The children will be continuing to use reading journals in Year 5, instead of reading records. The reading journals will be completed independently, at their leisure, with some guidance and monitoring from teachers. There will be no requirement for a signature and they will not be handed in, but do encourage your children to use them at home alongside their regular reading.


Our library day will be fortnightly on Tuesdays.


I will look forward to a successful second term of  'Working together to be the best we can.'

Miss Campanini