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Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday and are refreshed and ready for lots of fun-filled activities and learning this half term!


Our topic this half term is 'What makes the Earth angry?' and we will be looking at different natural disasters that have happened in the world. We will even be making explosive volcanoes! In science we will be looking at ‘Space’ and making up our own mnemonic to help us to remember the order of the planets. In maths we be focusing on number and place value whilst in English we will be looking at a range of sentence types to enhance our writing.


Please can I remind you that your child's reading book and reading record needs to be in school every day. Reading is important and if you have the time we would appreciate it if you could listen to your child read at home at least three times a week.  


Year 5 PE lessons will be taught on a Monday and Friday and we ask for your child to wear the correct PE kit (white T-shirt, blue shorts and black pumps) and could you please label it clearly. We will send PE kits home each half term so they can be washed and returned after the holidays for the next half term. We will be going swimming after February half term but we will remind you closer to the time.


Homework is given out on a Friday and due back in on the following Friday. This half term it will be grammar and maths based. The activities will only be 10 minutes long so shouldn’t be too onerous! Children will be tested on their spellings on Friday mornings. Spellings will be practised in school time but children are more than welcome to take copies home for extra practise! 


We are always available at the end of the school day if you have any questions or you can contact us through Class Dojo.


We look forward to meeting you all!