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2019 - 2020 Termly Newsletters and Letters

Welcome to Year 5!


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Welcome back to an exciting, fun-filled term in Year 5! This half term, our topic is 'Kensuke's Kingdom' which is written by Michael Morpurgo. Within the book, we will focus on the descriptive language used and the effect this has on the reader. We will also infer about the characters that Morpurgo portrays and recognise similar themes within his books. Using the book for inspiration, we will write diary entries from the character's point of view  and then write our own adventure stories. Check back here soon to see some of our wonderful work!


In Computing, we will use 'I Can Animate' to create short animations of our adventure stories. Our art work will focus on developing our water colour skills to create pictures of waves and the sea based on the text in the book.


In Maths, we will focus on place value to start the term - reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1,000,000 and understanding what each digit represents. We will round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 using our mathematical understanding. After this, we will move onto addition and subtraction where we will consolidate methods used in Year 4 - working practically, pictorially and then using abstract methods.



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, Lapwing and Skylark will be swimming on a Wednesday and Starling will be swimming on a Friday. Whilst swimming is taking place, children will participate in one other PE session. Please see the timetable below and ensure that your child has their PE kit in on those days.







Tuesday   Friday Thursday


Tuesday Monday Wednesday


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 will be 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.



Please be aware that homework is sent out on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. Children will receive maths, literacy and spellings every week. Please give your child as much encouragement as they need to complete this and speak to your class teacher if they are struggling.