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Year 5 Newsletter

Terms 5 & 6 


Welcome to the Summer term! Myself, Mrs Kraftl and Mrs Still would all like to send out a warm welcome back to all parents/carers and children of Year 5 and we hope all of the children have had a fantastic Easter holiday. Below, I have outlined what your children will be studying in class during the Summer term.

Our topic for this term is called ‘Raiders and Traders’. This will be a History themed topic where we will focus on the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.



  • Narrative – Our Talk for Writing work will include work on Finding stories and Transformations.
  • Non-Fiction – A whole school project on Instruction writing.
  • Poetry – Poetry based around the theme of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.



  • Decimals, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals.
  • Later in term 6, we will be working on Geometry, including shapes, position and direction and Measurements.
  • Mental Maths. Every week, all of the children will continue practising their mental calculation skills, including times tables.


Computing- The children will be researching information for their ‘Raiders and Traders’ topic work using a variety of online sources. They will also be using design software to help design Viking homes.


Science – Interdependence and adaptation, Famous Scientists.


Music – Lessons will be on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Regan.


RE – This term we will be studying Hinduism, including its history and how Hindus practice their faith.


French - Friday afternoons with Madame Kernick.


P.E. – We will continue to develop our personal skills in Real PE and also explore Athletics skills and Batting and Fielding games. Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Kit suitable for outdoor games will be required this term. Please remember to take your child’s earrings out on PE days and fasten up any long hair/long fringes with soft hair bands, no clips please. Parents of girls - remember to include a pair of socks if your child wears tights. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings they will be excluded from PE for health and safety reasons. PE kits will be sent home regularly for washing.


Please ensure all clothing (particularly sweatshirts and cardigans) PE kits and footwear is clearly labelled.


Homework: Homework is given on a Thursday to be returned the following Tuesday. Please encourage your children to aim for high levels of presentation, as with any other schoolwork. We expect children to be reading their school reading book for at least ten minutes every day and recording this in their reading record. Please ensure your child does this and encourage them to read any other books, magazines, comics, etc. that they enjoy.


Spelling: The children will continue to bring home a spelling folder and they will work on a new list each week. They will be tested every Wednesday.


Library: The library is open to the children each week day morning and we encourage them to make use of this time to exchange their library books. Please remind your child that they need to read across a wide range of genres, from fiction to non-fiction and poetry.


Water bottles: May we request that you provide your child with a labelled water bottle to use in class at all times.


Assembly: Celebration assembly will continue to be held on Thursday afternoons at 2.50pm and parents and carers are invited to join us.


Healthy School

All Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to bring in a piece of fruit/vegetable for their morning break as this helps towards their ‘5-a-day’. Our school is proud to be an Enhanced Healthy School and thank parents/carers for supporting us with this.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.


Mr Ager,

Year 5 Teacher

Picture 1 Class visit to Leicester Space Centre - Mar'19
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Picture 4 World Book Day 2019