Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to welcome you and your child to Year 5. We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and we have enjoyed hearing about your adventures from the children.  


Here is a summary of what children will be learning about this term:

English - we will be learning to write poetry, myths and newspaper reports

Maths - we will be focussing on place value and using efficient operations

Science - we will be learning about forces and Earth and Space

History - we will be learning all about the Vikings

Geography - we will be learning about the United Kingdom

DT - we will be making musical instruments

PE - we will be continuing our swimming lessons and playing netball and football


This term, Ruby will have PE on Wednesdays and Garnet will have PE on Thursdays. Please make sure your child brings in their PE kit and keeps it in school. Our lessons could be inside or out so they must have plimsolls and trainers.

Swimming lessons will take place on Tuesday mornings starting from 10th September and your child will need to bring in their swimming costume and towel in a bag each Tuesday.


We are determined to do our best to help the children succeed this year. As a result, the children will be setting themselves targets to work towards achieving. These will include:

Reading at home at least twice a week

All PE/swimming kits in

Getting tested for a number card sticker each week

Getting all of their spellings correct when tested on Fridays

Getting no detentions

Doing a good deed throughout their week

We are hopeful that you will support your child in achieving these targets by reading often with them and signing their reading record, encouraging them to practise their number card and spellings and ensuring they have the kits they need. 


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us through the school office. We look forward to getting to know you all over the year!


Kind regards, 

Mrs Doran and Mrs Ogunji (Year 5 teachers)

Mrs Havell-Eames, Miss Soni and Mr Doran (Year 5 teaching assistants)


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