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Welcome to Year Five!

Dear parents,


Welcome back!


I hope you have had a lovely summer break and that the children are excited to be returning to school for the start of Year 5!


Our topic topic this term will be 'Pharaohs' where we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians and how they have affected our world today. We will be studying the geography of Egypt and comparing it with our local area.


In Maths this term, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme as the class did in Year 4. This will enable us to ensure a smooth transition and ensure that we are doing everything we can to prepare the class for Year 6.


In English, our novel study is 'The Phoenix Code' by Helen Moss which has great links into our topic for this term. We will also follow the Cracking Comprehension guide which will allow us to develop their Year 5 reading skills. Our Read Write Ink spelling scheme will continue into Year 5 and will again be used to ensure that the class continue their progress onto the Year 5 and 6 common exception words. We will also be using the Rising Stars Grammar scheme to ensure the class continues to learn the different complexities of the English language.


In Science this term we will be looking at forces. This will give the class a deeper understanding of the world around them and how things move.


In Computing we will be looking at coding and online safety through Purple Mash. This will ensure the children are capable of using computers to a high standard safely.


PE will have a focus on hockey and rugby and encouraging the children to live a healthy lifestyle where possible.


We will be studying the Sikh religion throughout the first half of this term before looking at the Christmas story in the build up to Christmas.



Finally, our music lessons will follow the Charanga scheme and we will be looking at the song ‘Living On A Prayer' and will also study some jazz music.


Ways you can help your child this term:


The two most important things that children can practice are their reading skills and their times tables. These form the basis of all the studying that goes on throughout English and Maths which is why it is vital children are confident in these areas.


Please get in touch on Dojo if you have any questions.


Mr Walton