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Welcome back Year 5!

This document outlines important information for Year 5. It contains a breakdown of the curriculum for the term and contains a weekly timetable. Our PE days are now Monday and Friday and we also have swimming on a Friday. The children will need their kits in school every day.



We have a very exciting term ahead and we are all looking forward to it.
In English we will be extending our knowledge of writing persuasive texts by creating holiday brochures for Mexico. In addition, we will be studying poetry and also further developing our research skills to learn about the Aztecs. Homework will continue to take the form of either a piece of extended writing or a reading comprehension and will be given out on Friday and taken in the following Wednesday. Our spelling day is Wednesday and the children will be tested on this day and then given a new set of spellings to learn. The children will be in a spelling group according to their level and may well not be with their class teacher. The children’s list for the term is on the school website. Our Talk Homework and will be given out on a Monday so that the children have had time to discuss it before Friday’s writing lesson.
In maths, we will continue to review all four operations as well as working on shape, space and measure. We will be having weekly homework, which will go out on a Wednesday for the following Monday.
During our combined studies sessions (history, geography, art, DT, ICT and music) we will be studying ‘The Aztecs’. Please see the attached plan, which will outline the exciting things we will be learning this term. We are very lucky as we will have a weekly clarinet lesson with Berkshire Maestros on a Thursday. If you wish for your child to take their instrument home, please let the office know. There is a cost of £10 for the term.


Even though the children are in the Upper Juniors, they still need to read regularly to an adult. They will take part in weekly guided reading sessions in school but should be still reading at home. Our book changing days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday so that the children have time to read and discuss the longer texts. As children become free readers, it is important that they continue to note down the books they have read in their record book so that we can monitor the types of literature they are reading.

If you require any further information about our day, then please do not hesitate to ask.