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Welcome to Year 5

This term, our Christian value is Friendship and our academic work will be based around the topic of Africa.


Already it's the last week of term! It has been a very busy one with a compressed timetable to cover a lot, especially maths. A reminder then of the excellent website (also mentioned below for a while!) that is an extremely to refresh the maths taught and there are some quiz questions there too - well worth a look.


Enjoy the half-term break!


Mr. Maury.

Key Messages/Updates

  • Homework

    • Maths: Will be given on 20th May, expected back 3rd June.

    • Reading: Due 20th May. Next given out after half-term. 

    • Softcopies of both are the in 'Useful Documents' below.

Upcoming Dates

24.05.19 End of Term 5  
25-31.05.19 Half-term  
03.06.19 Start of Term 6  


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Week Commencing 20th May 2019


  • Formal letter writing.



  • Spelling rules re-cap.



  • 2D & 3D shapes, plus reasoning around them.


For the term:

  • Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
  • Describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals.



  • Developing an understanding of the wider world and Africa.
  • Understand position and significance of longitude, latitude .
  • Get a deeper understanding of climate zones and biomes.


  • Learn about the Christian creation story.
  • Discussing whether it is complementary or conflicts with science.

Homework and Spellings


  • Please don't stress over it!
  • Children have a go with what they can
  • Please don't worry about "teaching them the wrong method" - it's important that children have a variety of techniques at their disposal so that they can solve problems using a method that works for them
  • Ensure something is handed in for the specified date



Times Tables:

  • Children are expected to practise their times-tables every night. I do recommend rote/chant learning to get the number patterns ingrained.
  • Once a times table has been learned, a fun, free, tablet-friendly website for practising them can be found here:
  • Bootcamp: Bronze (all times tables)
    • Rote chant learning - try it!


The following website has lots of useful maths information for parents and children alike:


Spellings homework

Spelling tests are now being done as part of dictated sentences selected randomly from the words learnt to date.

A spelling list will not be issued!


Therefore, please review the list of words that we've learnt frequently, especially the spelling rules.

The full list of words (grouped in 'spelling rules') can be found in "Useful Documents" below.


Reading for Pleasure

Please ensure that reading with an adult is taking place regularly. It is vitally important to hear your children read and to ask them questions about what they've read: words, meaning and prediction.


To earn the end of term reading certificate, they will need to read four times a week for the entire term.  I will only know if they have completed this task if you sign their partnership books. The 'LF' stamp in their planner indicates that they've met the criterion for the week. They then need to update the Reading Challenge Chart in the classroom - this requires organisation on their part!


The following website may be a source of inspiration for books:



Stars of the Week

Illy for his 'Blue Sky thinking' during maths.

Lottie for her superb classroom attitude & manners.


Class Dojo



The week in pictures...