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Year 5

Welcome to Terms 3/4!




Effective learning begins at the end of your comfort zone, so be a resilient learner!



Class Teacher: Mr. Baxter

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Treeby



Year 5 Spring Terms - 2020


Welcome back! I hope you had a good break.


This term our topic is Tolerance, Respect and Understanding (British Values). We will look to support this through many different subjects. In English, after learning about play scripts, we will be writing autobiographies.  In Science, we will be studying the animals, life cycles and environment. The topic will also be supported through RE, where we will be looking at Judaism.


In Maths, we are still making great efforts to develop instant recall of all times tables and will cover fractions, time tables and line graphs. 




Spellings will be taken from the statutory lists, topic words 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 children’s 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!  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!). 



PE is on Mondays (outdoors) and Tuesdays (indoors).  Please ensure children have kit in school. 


Home Learning

Children should complete their home learning each week (Maths, Spellings and occasionally a Topic task) at home otherwise they have to miss their Golden time on Fridays (or at break times if they are absent on Fridays) to complete it.  It is an expectation that home learning is completed to the best of their ability to be accepted.  Tasks will usually be sent home on Mondays.  This is now part of getting them into good habits for Secondary School and so it is important that they develop a responsible attitude towards home learning.


I am always willing to help children if they are stuck on their home learning.  All they have to do is to ask for this help!


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Ideas for activities during school closure

• How to complete your spelling home learning.