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Picture 1 Mrs Hibbs - Skylark Class Teacher
Picture 2 Miss Lever - Lapwing Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 5!


Summer 1


All children in Year 5 have been working so hard this year and we have been so proud of what they have already achieved so far this year. We trust they've all had a fantastic Easter break and are looking forward to starting a new and exciting term!


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This term, we will be studying rivers and learning about the water cycle. We will be giving children the opportunity to use their developed knowledge to recreate and build their own rivers before visiting a local river as a year group.


During this topic, all pupils will be writing information texts on rivers as well as learning about persuasive writing techniques to write a persuasive letter. Children will also be given the opportunity to put their descriptive writing into practise by writing river poems at the end of the term.


In maths, children will be recapping on the four operations as well as learning about multiplication, division and fractions, linking these to real life situations and solving a variety of word problems.


Throughout the term, children will be delving deep into their geographic minds through studying rivers, how they are formed and learning about erosion and deposition. Their scientific knowledge will also be developed as the children learn about the water cycle and changing materials, and their artistic streak explored further as they practise observational drawings of rivers.


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As well as all the exciting learning in the classroom, all pupils will be starting swimming again this term. Swimming lessons will take place in addition to each class' timetabled P.E. lesson. In Year 5, both classes (Lapwing and Skylark) will be swimming on a Wednesday and doing P.E. on a Monday.

Can we please ask you to make sure that your child comes into school with the correct attire for each of their lessons.

For their swimming lessons, children will need: a swimsuit/trunks, a swimming hat, a towel, (goggles are optional).

For their P.E. lessons, children will need: a white P.E. t-shirt, black, grey or navy P.E. shorts or jogging bottoms, and appropriate sporting footwear (trainers or plimsolls).

We have been working really hard to ensure that all children wear the appropriate clothing for their P.E. lessons and appreciate your support in making sure that your child is provided with the correct kit.




Welcome back to a new and exciting year in Year 5!


This term, Year 5 will be learning about Nelson Mandela. During this topic we will be focusing on human rights during PSHE as well as learning about the history of Nelson Mandela. We will also be studying his autobiography, 'A Long Walk to Freedom' and will be using this to inform our own writing in English when we come to write a biography on Nelson Mandela. As well as writing a biography, we will be studying diary writing with the outcome of writing a diary entry from the point of view of Nelson Mandela.



Other subjects within the National Curriculum that we will be covering this term also include P.E., Music, Computing and Science. During Science we will be investigating pulleys and leavers and in computing we will be looking at different IT programs for the presentation on information.


In Maths, we will be focusing on division and multiplications and will first of all practise using practical equipment to support their understanding before moving onto the pictorial and then the abstract methods. They will then move on to learning about fractions and statistics. 


Things to remember

Homework goes out weekly and the children will have spellings, Literacy and Maths. It goes out on a Thursday and is due in on a Tuesday. We go to the library on a Thursday afternoon so make sure you have your books in school to change. P.E will take place on a Wednesday for Lapwing class and on a Thursday for Skylark class.