Year 5 Newsletter.

Year 5

Year 5



Year 5 are currently studying Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who is the first explorer to cross the Antarctica from one side to the other on foot, as part of our exciting RESPECT curriculum.  We will be taking part in missions to experience some of the challenges explorers face and showing determination and resilience to overcome these challenges.  In our writing lessons, we will be writing adventure stories, diary entries and also studying the classic novel ‘Treasure Island’. In Maths, we using our knowledge of measure to convert between units as well as calculating with currencies and converting between currencies.  In our Art lessons, we will be studying the works of David Abbey Paige who created images of Antarctica and creating our own interpretations in the same style.

Trips- We will be visiting Chill Factor in February to experience the climate and will be taking part in different activities throughout the day.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday and should be practised each day for 5 minutes. Spellings are also practised in school three times a week.

J5- A spelling test will take place every Tuesday.

J6- A spelling test will take place every Friday.

JB – A spelling test will take place every Monday.

Homework is given on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday.

Year 5 PE is on a Thursday.

Please can you ensure for PE that children have appropriate footwear for the lessons.


Monday Football Club 3.15-4pm

Tuesday Character Skills 3.15-4PM

Wednesday Chess Club 3.30-4pm and Writing Club 3.15-4.00

Thursday Homework Club 3.30-4.00

Friday Drama Club 3.30-4.15

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

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