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Welcome to 5B!

Happy New Year!

Take a look at what year 5 are doing this half term...

In Literacy we will be carrying on with our Formal Report unit. We will be creating our own monsters and creatures to write about. What mischief will yours get up to?

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In Maths we will be continuing to look at fractions as our main focus. We will be multiplying and dividing fractions and solving word problems involving both operations. 

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Our first main topic this half term is History, where we will leaning all about The Anglo Saxons and The Vikings. We will be visited in school by 'an Anglo Saxon' who will talk to us about what life was like during this period. Have you got any questions for him?

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Our Science unit this half term is Forces. We will be carrying out lots of investigations to explore the different forces. 

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In PSHE our topic is called 'Keeping safe and managing risks'. We will be learning about what to do when things go wrong. 

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Our class novel is 'Born to run' by Michael Morpurgo. 

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Remember to keep reading everyday and record it in your reading record.

Don't forget that you can access IDL and Times Table Rockstars at home.

Welcome back to your second half term in Year 5!

Take a look at what we will be learning about this half term...

In Literacy we will be completing our magazine article and we will be writing an article based on the topic of 'Litter'. After we have finished that, we will be moving on to look at stories from other cultures. Do you know what culture means? Can you think of any stories that might be set in other culture? 

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In Numeracy we will be starting a fraction unit. During this unit, we will learn how to add, subtract and divide fractions before moving on to turn fractions into decimals. 

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In Science we will be starting a new unit exploring the properties of materials. During this unit, we will be carrying out lots of investigations - taking care to make them a fair test. 

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Our first topic this half term is Design and Technology. This is a sewing based unit where we will be creating our own cushion with an animal design. Keep checking our website to view our finished designs!

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In PSHE our topic this half term is Stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice. 

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Our PE day is still on a Monday and we will be doing gymnastics this half term.

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Make sure that you bring your swimming kit to school on a Thursday. 


Other things this half term include:

-Sponsored sports event with a visit from the Great British Paralympic Rugby Player Ayaz Bhuta!

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-Parent Meetings (Monday 2nd December)

-Christmas activities!

As you can see, it will be busy half term! If you have any questions then please contact me via the school office. Thank you. 

I hope that you have all had a lovely summer and are ready to come back to school and learn lots of new things!


Take a look at what we are doing in our class this half term...

Literacy - In Literacy we will begin with a grammar week learning about something new called relative clauses. Can you remember what they are?

We will then be completing a Legend unit where we will be exploring the main features of a Legend before writing our own.

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Numeracy - Topics that we will learn about first in Year 5 are Area and Perimeter, Symmetry and Tessellations. 

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Topic - Our first topic is Religious Education (RE) where we will be looking at different religious stories told and their meaning. We will be focusing on the religion Hinduism.

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We will then move on to a music unit exploring the rock song 'Livin on a prayer'.

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Science - We will begin the year with a really interesting unit - Earth and Space.

Can you name any planets? Do you know why we have night and day?

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PSHE - We will be exploring the topic Physical Health and Wellbeing and thinking about positive role models to us. 

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Our PE day this year is on a Monday. Please make sure that you have a full PE kit in school everyday. 

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Swimming will take place on a Thursday this year. Please make sure that you bring your kit to school every week. 

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Remember to try and read at home every night and to record in your Reading Record.

Don't forget that you can access Bug Club too at home on 




It looks like a busy half term!

If you have any questions then please contact me via the school office.

Mrs Barnes

Thank you to those parents who came to the Open Afternoon on Tuesday 10th September - it was great to see so many of you! If you could not make it, take a look at the PowerPoint that was presented during this session. If you have any questions then please ask. Thank you. 

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Remember to login and play more games to increase your rock status! 

Login details can be found inside your reading record. Click here to take you there now! 

Grammar and Punctuation Glossary

Not sure what a modal verb is? Can't remember what an adverb is? Then take a look at the below GPS Glossary to help you. This may come in handy for your homework too.