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Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter. Terms 5 and 6 2017

Thank you so much for all your Easter gifts and for your continued support and positive comments to me and Mrs Crowhurst, I really appreciate it.

There will be a Transfer to Secondary School Meeting here, date TBC, where we will give you as much guidance as we can on choices and procedures for next year.


I am happy to report that there are no major changes to the curriculum we discussed last time we met.

In summary:

Our overall Topic for Terms 5 and 6 is the Vikings.

English - Journals and diaries, poetry, SPAG, instructions.

Maths - problem solving, percentages, fractions, place value, measures, shape, mental maths, word problems, times tables including division.

Art - Mixed media, landscapes, sculpture, model making.

French - Tout le monde.

Geography - map work related to Viking England and Europe. Understanding economic activity, and distribution of resources.

History - Life in Viking times, laws and rules.

ICT- Coding e.g. Scratch, developing and transferring skills on iPad and PC; e-safety, editing and AV skills.

Music - Exploring rhythm.

PE - summer games, e.g. cricket, athletics and rounders.

PSHE - Relationships, and changes.

RE ­- Christianity

Science - All living things, materials and properties.


PE kit

Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is in school every day. If your child is unable to do PE, please supply a written note as to the reason why. Please note that on colder days they can bring in tracksuit bottoms and a warm top to wear as PE will continue in all weathers! Earrings are to be removed for PE/earrings not worn on PE days if easier!



In addition to the normal homework schedule, every week I expect the children to:

- Read aloud three times for at least 10 minutes each time.

- If they find words or phrases they don’t understand, bring them in for our Word Detective sessions. These are really improving their comprehension and spelling skills

- Practice their times tables, (forwards and backwards).

- If they improve their time on the times table game, they bring me their new score and I swap it for Team Points.

Warm weather:

Dare I say that winter has gone? Suncream, water bottle and sunhats please.

Time to discuss any issues

Please continue to see me if you have any queries regarding your child. I will be available after school every day, although making an appointment will ensure I can allocate quality discussion time with you. If that doesn’t suit you I am happy to have a telephone conversation before or instead of a meeting if you prefer.

I would also encourage the children, as a reflection of their age, to come and speak to me themselves. This might be to relieve a worry before going home, or after having discussed it with their parents. I think it is important for the children to start to think for themselves and work out how to solve problems independently if they can.

The children are working very hard individually and as a unit, and I am really looking forward to busy and stimulating final terms.

Mr Tony Carter

Class Teacher