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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

It is fantastic to welcome the children back, and we are looking forward to all of the learning which will take place this year in Year 5.

This term we will be learning many new things:

In Literacy we are exploring The Nowehere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie, and we will be exploring letter wiritng with a non-fiction text called Kick. We will use our skills to then write a story section, and complete a letter.

In maths we are working hard at using Place Value to understand numbers to 1,000,000, and we will also be applying our Addition and Subtraction calculations.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:




Art/Design Technology




Living Things and their Habitats

History: Ancient Egypt


Making Bread

Sharing Information



How can you help your child at home? This term we would like you to help the children to research about Ancient Egypt. This could be by exploring website (e.g. The British Museum or The Museum of Cairo). They are already developing an interest in this topic, and it would be lovely if they had additional things to talk about in the lessons.

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.

This year your child will come home with a library book, please enjoy it, and talk about it with your child. Further information will follow about which day will be set out for Year 5 to access the Library.

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.

P.E for Year 5 this term will be their Swimming. This will be every Friday. Please ensure that they have their Swimming Kit every week. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for swimming so that it is fully covered by their swimming hat, and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on swimming days.

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Mrs Wright and Miss Anderson