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The Discovery Museum: Inventors Workshop

What on Earth is going on in the Universe?


Our topic this half term is all about Earth and space. In geography, we are looking at biomes and their similarities and differences. In science we will be looking at the planets, sun and moon and linking these to night and day and the seasons.


Homework is in on a Wednesday and goes out on a Thursday. Spellings go out on a Monday to be tested on a Friday. PE in Tuesday and adventure PE is Friday morning.


In English, we are reading 'The Midnight Fox' by Betsy Byars and our featured author, who has been proving very popular with the children, is Jeff Kinney. We have a selection of his 'Diary of a Whimpy Kid' series books and children are welcome to loan these books and take these home to read.


Rights Respecting Article 28

How was Tudor Life like a Soap Opera?

Adventure PE


In Adventure PE, this half term we are doing target sports. We have been building on the skills that we learnt in year 4, such as fencing, archery and communication techniques to ensure that we are listening to our team mates when it comes to target sports.

'That History Bloke' Visit

A Typical Week in Year 5....


  Morning 1 Morning 2 Afternoon 1 Afternoon 2
Monday Maths


Curriculum Curriculum
Tuesday Maths English ITC PE
Wednesday Maths English Curriculum Curriculum
Thursday Maths Music/MFL English Curriculum
Friday Adventure PE Adventure PE English Maths


Homework to be handed in on Wednesday, new homework handed out on Thursday.

Spelling test will be carried out on a Friday and children will be expected to relearn any that they got incorrect at home.

Expectations in Year 5


In year 5, there is plenty of exciting and interesting experiences already planned and even more to come, and with this many challenges to improve our learning and our growth. This means everyone needs to be raring and ready to go in September to start our year 5 adventure.

Children will start the day with some independent activities before collective worship, which are to be completed in their books. Homework will be handed out every Monday and expected back in the following Monday- this will allow year 5's the weekend to complete their work. They will have: English work, Maths work, times table to focus on and a chosen independent activity. If this is not completed then it will be completed in school time during the following week. If there are any problems with homework please contact myself, Miss Hunter or Mrs. Errington as soon as possible.

Children will need their water bottles in school for the classroom, they will also need to bring their PE kits in school on the first day ready for PE on Mondays and adventure lessons on Friday morning.

Attached is the timetable for year 5:


Rights Respecting Article: Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people. Children have a particular responsibility to respect the rights their parents, and education should aim to develop respect for the values and culture of their parents. The Convention does not address such issues as school uniforms, dress codes, the singing of the national anthem or prayer in schools. It is up to governments and school officials in each country to determine whether, in the context of their society and existing laws, such matters infringe upon other rights protected by the Convention.

Y5 Musical Chimes performance!

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Y5 drumming performance!

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Non Negotiables

Contact Miss Hunter

Complete the form below to e-mail me any concerns or questions if you are unable to see me personally. I shall try to respond as quickly as I can.

Spelling Expectations Key Stage 2