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Year 5

Welcome back Snow Monkeys! I hope you have all had a fantastic Easter holiday and welcome back to your final term of Year 5! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far in Year 5, all the children have been exceptional; I feel that we have a tremendous term ahead of us.  


To begin the year, we will be focusing on classical poetry, specifically looking at a selection of poems by John Agard. We will also be looking at Poems to Perform by Julia Donaldson. In lessons, we will be using these chosen poems; incorporating grammar, punctuation and spelling; preparing children for Year 6.


To begin this term, we will be focusing on decimals and percentages, therefore ensuring that children are practicing their times tables is key for our maths topic this term!


Our enquiry this term will be focused on Animals Including Humans and focusing on the question: What would happen if we could live forever? We will be looking at the stages and growth of human development, gestation periods, life expectancies and the changes that may occur in late adulthood.


PE will now take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is important that children bring warm outdoor kit, in case PE is outdoors – this is dependent on the weather. If there are any issues with PE, please let me know.


Homework will be posted on Class DOJO weekly and will consist of a range of Maths, English and Enquiry activities. I will also be sending spellings home to be practised, followed by a weekly test. I also encourage the use of Times Table Rockstars at home, as it is crucial that in Year 5 children become fluent with their times tables. If there are any issues with any homework or logging into TTRS, please do not hesitate to let me know, I am happy to support and help any children that may struggle in homework club.


All children are now familiar to our fantastic new library system and are therefore encouraged to read in school and at home. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week and record this in their link up diaries; this is something children should be doing independently in Year 5.


Other Information:

  • Water bottles: children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day therefore children have the option to bring in a full water bottle to be kept in the classroom all day. Juices and other drinks can only be consumed at lunchtimes.

Ensure that you provide your child with a water bottle as the days are becoming considerably warmer, water bottles will not be provided in school.

  • Earrings: a small pair of stud earrings can be worn in school. Any other earrings including small hoops must be removed and replaced with studs. All earrings must be removed before every PE session by your child, if your child struggles to remove them independently, please ensure they are not wearing earrings on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Please feel free to let me know any concerns or questions you may have.

Warm Regards

Miss Jumbu