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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

Term 2 has flown by and we have all been working extremely hard. We loved creating our own version of ‘The Highway Man’, particularly when we rewrote the gruesome scene! We have enjoyed Scott of the Antarctic and used what we learned from the author to create our own diary entries of his expedition. In Maths, we worked hard at a range of topics such as statistics and area and perimeter with great success.  In design and technology we tested our patience at needle threading and learnt different stitching techniques in order to create a bag. We have some excellent sewers in Year 5 and produced some fantastic bags.

When we return in Term 3, we will be learning many new things:

In Literacy we are exploring the Walt Disney short film called ‘Feast’. We will be developing our writing techniques to retell the film in narrative. We will then be learning about Emperor Penguins ready to create our own non-chronological report.

In Maths we will be working hard on secure the method for long multiplication and will consolidate our methods for division. We will then move onto fractions.

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



Art/Design Technology






Art and Religion

Creating Media



How can you help with your child’s learning in school and at home?

  • 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.
  • Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will continue to just be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.
  • P.E will take place on a Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon this term for both classes. On a Monday children are required to come into school in their PE kit, they will not need uniform to get changed into. They will only need trainers on a Friday as it is a shorter active session. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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The Year 5 Team