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Welcome to Year 5

Hello! I hope you've all had a lovely summer break and are looking forward to Autumn Term in Year 5. Our topic is Knights and we will be learning all about King Arthur and what life was like as a knight in the Dark Ages. We have many exciting events planned for this term such as our trip to Warwick Castle.


This week, we will be joined by Miss Holder who is currently studying Primary Education at Reading University. She will be working with the class until 29th November.


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


Mrs Bain :)

Upcoming Dates

23.10.19 & 24.10.19 Parents' Evening


Week Commencing 14th October 2019



This is our final week focusing on addition and subtraction. The children will be applying what they have learnt to different problem-solving situations, thinking about how they know which number operation is required to solve a question. They will also be doing a class competition where they get to compete against each other when answering addition and subtraction questions. Our times table focus is currently the 4 and 8 times tables which they will be tested on this Friday.



The children are going to be writing a character description of King Arthur for the next two weeks. They will be doing some hot-seating to begin with, thinking about what questions they would want to ask Arthur. They will then be working on how to write an effective description, thinking about vocabulary and implying a character's qualities rather than saying them directly. Our SPaG focus for this week is relative clauses and relative pronouns.


Guided Reading:

We are currently reading Arthur: High King of Britain by Michael Morpurgo. We are focusing on when Arthur meets Guinevere. The children will be using the book to look at new vocabulary and phrases, inferring what they mean. They will also be putting themselves in the characters' shoes in order to understand different events that happen.



For the next two weeks the children are going to be learning about the Anglo-Saxons in our daily history lessons and working towards writing a non-chronological report about them. On Tuesday, they are going to be visited by some metal-detectors and have the opportunity to try metal detecting as well as examine historical artefacts. Then, they will be learning about who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they lived in Britain before moving on to learning what an Anglo-Saxon village looked like and the different jobs people had.  

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 We finished building our trebuchets!
Picture 2 Seated balance challenge in PE
Picture 3 Making paper bags in RE
Stars of the Week 
Picture 1
Picture 2
Dojo Winner
Picture 1

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 following pieces of homework are due in on Monday 14th October.
Useful Information
Book Reviews
Picture 1