Term Two in Year 5


Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Term 2! This is a busy term as we get ready for Christmas and we have new topics to explore as well.

Our History topic continues to be The Victorians and we will learn lots about Victorian Christmas traditions and how the British Empire affected our modern day lives. Science will see us journey into outer space and learn about our solar system and stars. In RE we will be considering the concept of authority and well as looking in depth as the importance of Advent and the Christmas Story.

In Maths we will continue to develop our numerical understanding using Maths Makes Sense. It really helps your child to develop their numerical literacy when they play games at home so please join in the fun maths games that will be sent home and ask your child what they have been doing that week.

Literacy lessons will see us visit the past as we looks at historical texts linked to our Victorian topic as well as study newspaper articles and recount. We will continue to refine our grammar and spelling expertise as well as improve our creative writing skills with a narrative story planning focus and the chance to demonstrate our wildest imaginations to our classmates. Anything goes in our creative story factory so get your thinking caps on Year 5 and see how you can astound your classmates!

PE sees us swimming on Fridays and also improving our skills in football, netball and handball. PLEASE make sure your child has their FULL PE kit in school at all times and that they have their swimming kits of the appropriate days. PE is a vital part of the curriculum and children hate to miss out when they do not have the correct kit with them.

The following homework will be given most weeks:  

Literacy (plus spellings), Numeracy (plus times table practice) and occasionally a topic or science based ‘Big Think’ question or challenge. Homework will usually be set on a Thursday and is due back in the following Wednesday. You should also read regularly with your child throughout the week as this will enhance their learning across the curriculum.

Please do not hesitate to make an appointment with the office to come and see us if you have any questions about your child’s time in Year 5.

Mrs Cadwallader & Miss Farnfield




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