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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 page!


This term's topic is "Lights, Camera, Action!" focussed around Shakespearean times but also looking at more recent work.


Will, there ever be a "standard" week?! Last week we had "authors into school day" and, at last, the Fire Service visit - both of which were excellent and informative.


PE - Monday & Thursday mornings plus Thursday afternoon.

Christian Values

Our Christian value this term is Forgiveness.


  • Homework

    • Maths homework (unit 5) will go out this Monday (18th March).

    • As always. do what you can & ask about those that you can't (yet...).

  • Assessment

    • Reading and SPaG will be this coming week.

    • Maths, week beginning 25th March.

  • Marwell Zoo

    • In case you didn't already know, the date is now Wednesday 24th April.

Upcoming Dates

28.03.19 'Special Person' into school day  
05.04.19 End of Spring Term (13:00 close)  
23.04.19 Start of Summer Term (Tuesday)  
24.04.19 Marwell Zoo visit  
01-03.05.19 Y5 Residential  


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Week Commencing 18th March 2019


  • Adventure narrative - continuing the Genie's adventures now that he has legs...
    • Using previous Extended Writing comments to fill in the gaps in writing towards greater depth.
    • "Dialogue," emphasised Mr. Maury, "needs to be punctuated correctly."
    • "OK," replied the class. "We'll try to remember the rules..."



  • were, we're, where
  • commas, again.



  • Worded problems
  • Bar model
  • Revision workshops ahead of test week


This term, the children are learning about Materials and will learn things such as:
  • grouping materials based on their properties
  • states of matter
  • reversible & irreversible changes



Computing - Programming using Scratch


Exploring the Easter story to help answer "
Is the resurrection important to Christians?".


Homework and Spellings

Maths homework

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 for the coming week is 4, 7, 8
    • Rote chant learning - try it!



  • 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


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 that are not in the listed order below. Children need to know the context of the word, and of course how to spell it (without capital letters, unless it's a proper noun).

  • guessed
  • guest
  • heard
  • herd
  • lead (as in Victorian plumbing)
  • led (as in taking a group somewhere)


Please practise daily - ask them about some of the spellings tips and activities they have been learning at school!


Reading for Pleasure

Please ensure that reading is taking place daily. It is vitally important for your children to read.  

If they would like to qualify for a 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.


The following website may be a source of inspiration:



Stars of the Week

Alex - improved focus and contribution as well as independently helping out around the class.

Polly - much improved focus and effort this week.


Class Dojo



Some of the things we've been upto...