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Year 5

Welcome back to the Spring Term!

After the successes of last term, Year Five and Six have decided to continue their theme 'A Child's War' into the spring term. The children were so engaged and enthusiastic throughout the topic and learned a lot through the lessons and experiences that we had. There is still a lot to be learned about World War Two and the impact and lasting effects from it. Over this term we will learn about Anne Frank and her world famous diary. In relation to this we will also be touching on The Holocaust and some elements about what took place. this will be done in an age appropriate and sensitive way. 

Over the term, the children will participate in class reading sessions.

Weekly spelling sessions (Tuesday – Thursday) will continue.

Maths lessons will follow the revised Year 5 curriculum and include focused arithmetic sessions as well as TT Rockstars practise.


There is an expectation that children will read at home daily either with an adult or independently. Their diaries will be regularly checked by the class teacher. This will need to be briefly recorded i.e. date, title and pages read. At the teacher’s discretion, a written task may be given.

This year there will be no weekly spelling homework. I will however be sending home the Year5/6 common exception words for children to practise and a list of spelling patterns we will cover. This enables children to continue to revise the spellings we are learning in school. There will be a half-termly test of common exception words and these will be sent home.

All children have their login details for TT rockstars. They should continue to improve their rapid recall of multiplication facts using this.

Further classroom Information

PE kits need to be in school all the time please. Our P.E day will usually be a Thursday; however, this may be subject to change.

We will, as always, work our hardest to ensure that the children have a happy, productive and successful Year 5 which we are sure they will.

Please don’t hesitate to speak with us at the end of the school day if you have any concerns or issues.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Hayes and the Year Five Team.