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YEAR 5 Newsletter


Dear Parents/carers,

Welcome to Year 5 in 2018!

        This term our topic is Moving People.  We are learning all about how immigration has shaped our city and the world, and will then be moving on to look at trade and globalisation.  It’s a fascinating topic, and we would like to thank you for your support sending in such an amazing range of food from around the world to build the children’s excitement for their learning.  We will of course be going on educational visits and we will let you know about these in due course.

In English, we are starting off by writing a newspaper article.  This will be using the book we are reading, ‘A Long Walk to Water’ as its inspiration.  Later this term we will be writing fictional stories, before moving onto Shakespeare at the end of term.

In Maths we will be learning about graphs and fractions.  We are using much larger numbers in Year 5, and also more complex procedures.  This relies on a good knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication (especially times tables) and division.  Practice at home is really beneficial.  Children can continue to use their mathletics logins.

We have been amazed by the quality of homework from the children over the year.  Homework is usually given on a Wednesday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  We also thank you for your support checking that your child has completed their reading journals, and signing off with comments how you feel they are progressing.

The children will still have PE twice a week and we would appreciate it if they could bring their kits in on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. If you could take the time to clearly label your child’s uniform and PE kit this would be extremely helpful.

As a polite reminder, please make sure that you are leaving your children to walk up to the classrooms on their own. If you wish to speak to a teacher about your child, please do so after school or book a meeting with them. Parents evenings are also not too far away and we would expect to see all parents.

It isn’t long until Fairplay House! We are all very excited about this wonderful residential visit.  We have sent a  letter containing a list of what the children need to bring.  There are items on there which are not normal requirements for a trip, so please take a look so ensure your child has everything they will need to stay dry, warm and happy!

If you have any other questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.


Best wishes,

Bridie, Ali, Halima and Nicki

(The Year 5 Team)

We were learning about food from around the world.