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Welcome to Year Five!

Dear parents,


Welcome back!


I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and are excited to be returning to school for the final term of Year 5!


Our first topic this term will be 'Scream Machine' which will be very science based and we will be looking at roller coasters and how the forces interact with one another. This will be followed by 'Peasants, princes and pestilence' which will be based on the Plague and will be science and history based.


In Maths this term, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme. This will enable us to ensure a smooth transition from Year 5 to be ready for Year 6 and will help to fill any gaps that have occurred due to the school closure.


In English, our novel study is A Parcel Of Patterns by Jill Paton-Walsh. This links to our second topic of the term. We will be writing non-chronological reports, mythical stories and much more. We will also continue to 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.


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 databases and internet safety. This will improve the children’s digital literacy and make them aware of how to use the internet safely.


PE will have a focus on dance and we will encourage the children to be as active as possible.


Art will be focusing on looking at colour mixing and using this in creating various types of art.


We will continue our studies of the Understanding Christianity scheme this term to ensure children have a good understanding of the Christian Faith/



Finally, our music lessons will follow the Charanga scheme and we will be looking at the song ‘Dancing In The Street' and will revise the work we have done throughout the year.


Ways you can help your child this term:


Support them when working online with any questions they may have. If you are unsure of the answer, then ask me! Also, encourage them to read and practice their times tables as much as possible. These are the foundations of their English and Maths knowledge and are so important!


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


Mr Walton