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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back. I hope you had a fun and restful half term. Our topic for this half term is still based around knights, but we will be focusing on Joan of Arc. The children will be writing biographies and letters, creating a tapestry of her life and learning how to design a periscope that she could have used. 


Our PE days this half term are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, but please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school every day.


On this page you will find information about upcoming events, homework and what the children will be learning this week.


Mrs Bain :)

Upcoming Dates

16.12.19 Christmas shopping Day

17.12.19 Book sharing afternoon 2pm-3.30pm

18.12.19 Christmas lunch and jumper day

19.12.19 Christmas party


Week Commencing 9th December 2019



Now that we have done our end-of-term tests, the children are going to be doing some maths investigations this week. The investigations will cover what we have learnt this term, encouraging the children to use their resining and problem-solving skills. We are also continuing to work on our times tables.



We have almost finished writing our informal letters from Joan of Arc to her mother, so this week we will begin to write our formal letters from Joan to King Charles. The children will be learning about the subjunctive mood as well as going over the passive voice, parenthesis and subordinate clauses in order to make their writing sound more formal.


Guided Reading:

We are continuing to read Sparrow and are focusing on retrieving information from a text this week.



This week, the children will be applying what they have learnt in science by designing and creating a periscope. Once they have made and tested their periscope, they will be doing a short piece of writing to explain how it works, including their knowledge of the eye, how light travels in straight lines and reflection.

Photos From Last Week
Below are a selection of photos from the past week. More photos can be found under the Class Galleries tab.
Picture 1 Pudsey visited our classroom!
Picture 2 Learning different sewing stitches
Picture 3 Concentrating on our prime number investigation
Stars of the Week 
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Picture 2
Dojo Winner
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Homework and Spellings

Homework will be explained during Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 11th September. If you are unable to make it that evening, please let me know so that I can get the information to you.

The next piece of homework will be handed out on the first day back after the Christmas holidays.
Handwriting Practise
Clicking on the links below will take you to a QR code that, when scanned, will show a handwriting video that can be used to practise handwriting at home.
Useful Information
Please note that the poems in this document are examples that your child may use if they wish. Your child can learn a different poem if they wish.
Book Reviews
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