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Welcome to The Summer Term!

Dolphins – Year 5



“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela



Class Teacher: Mr. Baxter

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Fisher


Summer Term - 2018


Welcome back: I hope you are enjoying some sun!


This term our topic is Vikings and Anglo Saxons. We will support this through many different subjects.


In English, we will be writing our own autobiographies.  We are asking children to bring in some photos (which they could photocopy to illustrate their work) and your help with this would be appreciated.  In Science, we will be studying electrical circuits.  In Maths, we still making great efforts to develop instant recall of all times tables and will cover fractions as well as exploring 3D shapes, converting between units of measure (cm-m, seconds-minutes, mls-litres etc…) and measuring area or volume.




Spelling patterns from the National Curriculum for Y5 (please see the attached topic web – also on our class page on the website) and words which the children have tried to use but not spelled correctly in their own work. 


Home Learning:


We are always willing to help children if they are stuck on their home learning.  All they have to do is to ask for this help!  There will be a weekly Maths task as well as spellings.  These will be sent home by Wednesday each week for return the following week by Friday.  A longer, topic-based research project will also be sent home before half term.  Children should read at least 5 times a week for at least ten minutes. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the above.



Spellings will be taken from the statutory lists and more importantly words which the children have tried to use but not spelled correctly in their work. It is our goal that spellings are relevant and that spelling homework should take account of the childrens’ individual learning styles or interests. So please take a look at the spelling guidance below to find out more. Did you know that spelling homework can be fun? Well, it can be! There will not be any weekly spelling tests, although these form part of the spelling practice in class, but the children are expected to provide evidence of practice at home and to use their spellings in their class work during the week (for which they can earn budos!). Read the document to find out more; meanwhile take a look at some fabulous work from children last term:

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Hear are some great times tables games. These websites are added to this page by popular demand!

• How to complete your spelling home learning.