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Year 5

Year 5 Spring Term

Things to remember

  • School opens at 8:40am each day and all children are expected to be in class by 8:50am
  • School finishes at 3:00pm
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned no

later than the following Wednesday

  • PE days are Wednesday and Friday

For Parents / Carers – Supporting your child at home

Please continue to help your child by

  • Ensuring all possessions, including uniform have names on
  • Encouraging your child to be as independent as possible
  • Listening to them read regularly
  • Practising maths skills, especially times tables
  • Encouraging and supporting with homework


Children will be rewarded for reading at home and this will be celebrated in Friday assembly.

  • Bronze award – 18 books
  • Silver award – 36 books
  • Gold award – 54 books

Children need to bring their record to school each morning for checking.

Key Dates
*Please note that Bikeability has been postponed to the summer term (24th/ 25th June).
It is now no longer on the 4th/ 5th March. Further details will follow closer to the time, thank you.

  • World Book Day – Thursday 5th March
  • Sport Relief Week – Beginning Monday 9th March
  • Year 5 Visit to ‘Dippy the Dinosaur’ – Friday 13th March
  • Whole class photos – Wednesday 18th March
  • Wear a hat day – Thursday 26th March (Raising funds for Brain Tumour Research)
  • World Autism Awareness Day – Wear something blue - Thursday 2nd April
  • Last day of term - Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Children return to school – Monday 20th April
  • Additional diary dates will follow as other events and celebrations are organised.

Star Assemblies will continue to be on Fridays at 2:30pm. Please remember that for health and safety reasons, parents and carers are no longer be able to come to the front to take pictures or celebrate with their children as the assembly finishes so close to home time. Photos can be taken throughout the assembly as long as they do not include other children.

CurriculumWhat will the children be learning about during this half term?
This half term, Y5 will be reading the text ‘The Lorax’ by Dr. Seuss. They will retell the story in more detail with a focus on developing character and setting. The Explorer; The Great Kaphok Tree and Forever Forest are other books they will look at to help understand more of the plight of the rainforests.

-equivalent fractions
-converting between improper and mixed fractions
-comparing and ordering fractions
-fractions as division
-adding and subtracting fractions
-problem solving- mixed word problems

Our Geography learning challenge this term is:
Why should the rainforests matter to all of us?

Our Science learning challenge this term is:
Do all animals and plants start life as an egg?

*Please see the attached Knowledge Mats for these topics.