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Welcome to 5SW


5SW is taught by Miss Whitehead and Miss Lewis is the teaching assistant. All parents are welcome to speak to us in the playground at 3.15pm or arrange an after school meeting if they have something to discuss.


Below are a few things you need to remember:


School uniform:

We expect to see you in a school jumper, school polo t-shirt, grey trousers or skirts, white socks and black shoes. Please do not wear trainers to school - save them for your PE lessons or weekends. No jewellery or elaborate headbands should be worn. If you or your parents/guardians have any questions about uniform then please refer to the uniform policy or speak to someone in school.  


PE kit:

PE kit is needed every Thursday and should include; a white t-shirt, blue shorts, white socks, pumps or trainers. It needs your name on and should be kept safely in a PE bag on your peg. As you are getting older and starting to perspire, your PE kit should be washed regularly.


Swimming kit:

Swimming kit will be needed from Wednesday 11th January to  Wednesday 31st March. You will need suitable swim wear and a towel. You do not need goggles for the swimming lessons.



Homework is due in on a Wednesday morning. If you forget your homework then it will be noted and you will miss a break time. Homework is given out on a Friday. Homework club will run on a Tuesday lunch time and everybody is welcome!



We expect you to read at least 3 times a week. If you read to an adult for 15mins they can sign your reading record. You can also read on your own for 15mins and if an adult has seen you do this, then they can sign your reading record too. Reading records are looked at on a Thursday morning and we expect to see at least 3 signatures in your reading record. Reading is celebrated in our school, you could be entered into a raffle and win some fabulous prizes!


Bug Club:

Bug club is on Thursday lunchtime and an opportunity for you to read a range of books online. If you are having trouble getting online or finding the time to read at home then you can come along to Bug Club and Miss Lewis or Mrs Hodgson will be able to help you.



Children are expected to learn and practise their spellings at home. They will be tested on a Thursday.


Spring 1

What is so special about the USA?

We have extended this topic to cover this half term because we are enjoying it so much and there is so much to learn! This half term we will be looking at different states in detail, Rosa Parks, Blues music and famous American artists. Our weekly English homework will be linked to our topic. We will be celebrating and sharing our learning at the end of this half term. Music, art and ICT will be linked to our topic.

In science we will be learning about living things and their life cycles and in RE we are learning about how it all began.

Autumn 2

What is so special about the USA?

In this topic we will learn about the different states of America, famous landmarks, thanks giving, the Native Americans and we will even create our own dream catchers. We will learn about the presidential candidates and have our very own vote on who should lead the country after President Obama. ICT will be linked to our topic.

In science we will learn about the different forces and Issac Newton. RE will be focussed around the celebration of Diwali which is celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus.


Autumn 1

What makes the Earth angry?

In this topic we will focus on volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. We will look at volcanic eruptions in depth and make our own volcanoes erupt. If you want to do more at home then you could research natural disasters, extreme weather and climate change.


In science we will be looking at space; learning the order of the planets, the relationships between the Sun, Earth and Moon and about famous astronauts.


Miss Whitehead