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Year 5 - Miss Brown (Explorers) and Miss Holmes (Adventurers)

Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to summer term in year 5. This term we will be starting an exciting new novel called Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and learning about the adventures of Michael who finds himself in very challenging circumstances. We will be using this novel to complete immersive lessons which will allow us to write across a range of genres.


In science, we will be using the setting and problems encountered in this novel, to learn about living things, their habitats and threats. We will consider how we should work together to protect our precious Earth and conserve all life, taking inspiration from the work of David Attenborough. Change is an important part of life, and we will consider the changes that happen in the lifecycles of animals and humans alongside the changes that we can make to make our world a better place for the future.

In maths, we will be developing our knowledge of position and direction, shape and geometry then we will be using strategies such as bar models to enable us to solve a variety of problems involving measurement. In addition to this, we will be using all areas of study to develop our reasoning skills further. As ever, we will be practising our times tables – lots of practise at home or on ttrockstars will help with this.

Our homework, like last term will be one sheet, with a range of different activities relating to our learning. Each week, the children can choose whichever activity they want – this can range from a research task to a creative task and can be completed in any format they choose. We ask for children to spend around an hour per week on their homework task.

In Year 5, we encourage personal organisation. The children should ensure that:

 P.E kit is in school every day. Children are to bring their kit on a Monday morning and take it home on Friday. Our P.E days are Tuesday and Thursday.
 They are reading at home five days a week and this is recorded in their reading log book.
 Spellings are practised regularly at home and their spelling log book is brought into school every day – they will need this for their lesson
 They are practising and learning their times tables up to 12x12 with the related division facts
 They have their water bottle and indoor shoes in school every day

If you have any questions then please feel free to pop in!

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