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Welcome to Term 1!



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 Autumn Term - 2019


Welcome back! I hope you had a good summer break.


This term our topic is SPACED OUT (Earth and Space). We will look to support this through many different subjects. In English, after learning about non-chronological reports, we will be writing letters and newspaper reports based around the topic.  In Science, we will be studying the solar system. The topic will also be supported through Geography, where we will be looking at climate zones, maps and locating countries, continents and oceans.


In Maths, we are still making great efforts to develop instant recall of all times tables and will cover place value (thousands, hundreds, tens and units) number systems and  calculations as well as exploring patterns within numbers. 




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 can choose to complete their home learning each week (Maths, Spellings and occasionally a Topic task) at home or to do it instead of Golden time on Fridays (or at break times if they are absent on Fridays).  It is an expectation that home learning is completed to the best of their ability to be accepted.  Homework will usually be sent home on Mondays


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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• How to complete your spelling home learning.

Knowledge Organiser and Quiz for our Space Topic